Easy Garlic Bread Recipe

Homemade garlic bread is super easy to make, requiring only a few simple ingredients and 10 minutes of your time! This easy side dish is the perfect addition to any meal.
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic bread, side
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 49.65kcal


  • 12 inch loaf French bread cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley finely chopped


  • Preheat oven to broiling and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the bread, cut sides up, onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Combine the butter and garlic in a small bowl and mix well. Brush over top sides of the French bread. Sprinkle with parsley and broil for 2 minutes, or until golden brown.


For a touch of cheesiness (yum!), you have a few options. You can add 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese to the garlic and butter mixture and/or sprinkle shredded Mozzarella over the tops before broiling.
For a greater depth of flavor, replace 1/4 cup of the softened butter with olive oil!
If you are a huge garlic lover like ME, add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (in addition to the minced garlic!) to the butter before brushing onto the bread.
Add a variety of fresh herbs to your garlic bread (whatever you have on hand!) or add 1-2 tablespoons Italian seasoning to the butter mixture for added flavor.
To make garlic bread sticks, simply cut each half of bread down the middle lengthwise after cooking and break into smaller pieces from there.
In a pinch, if you want to make a batch of this bread but you don’t have a loaf of French bread on hand, use any other type of bread!


Calories: 49.65kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.04g | Protein: 0.67g | Fat: 3.97g | Saturated Fat: 2.46g | Cholesterol: 10.17mg | Sodium: 62.82mg | Fiber: 0.14g | Sugar: 0.26g