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Garlic Bread French Bread Recipe

Garlic bread French bread style is super easy to make, requiring only a few simple ingredients and 10 minutes of your time!
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 1 loaf French bread ~12 inches in length, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp Italian 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, there are a few options. Either 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 I am, 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: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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