Homemade Garlic Bread

This recipe makes golden and crunchy garlic bread with a slightly chewy and delicate center. Oh, and the combination of the garlic, parmesan, butter and parsley is so yummy. Use this homemade garlic bread to compliment your next meal, whether it’s pasta, salad, grilled chicken or beef or even to use as the bread for a sandwich (totally a delicious trick!). You can also cut it up and make into croutons. So many options!

Homemade Garlic Bread

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  • 6

    large cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼

    cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped

  • ¾

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1

    loaf fresh bread (ciabatta, french, baguette, sourdough), cut lengthwise

  • 6

    tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • ¼

    cup parmesan cheese, grated (plus more to sprinkle on top if desired)


Preheat your oven broiler on the Low setting. In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the bread to make a paste/spread (you can also use a food processor if you’d prefer). Using a flat knife or spoon, spread the butter mixture evenly over the non-crusted portion of the bread. Sprinkle with additional grated parmesan if desired. Set both sides of the bread, spread-side up, on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and place in the center of the oven under the broiler until the butter is melted and the top starts to becomes golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Take care to pay attention to the bread so it does not burn — it can cook quickly under the broiler. Once golden, remove from the broiler and set on a cutting board. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes in order to handle. Using a serrated bread knife, cut the bread into portions and serve.


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