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This easy homemade garlic bread takes just minutes to prepare and bakes until perfectly crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. With just the right amount of garlic and a pop of fresh parsley - your family will beg you to make this again and again!
You'll Love This
- It's quick and easy! I know what you're thinking - I can just buy garlic bread from the store, why would I want to make my own?! Have you checked out the ingredient list on that box of Texas Toast? All of those extra preservatives just aren't necessary and when you're making your own bread at home, you won't get them!
- You can adjust the garlic and parsley amounts to suit your tastes! The best part about this recipe is that you can adjust it to suit your family's garlic level. We are a level 10 garlic family - the more the better in our opinion. Adjust the parsley and garlic as you wish when making this recipe. And remember that the garlic flavor will mellow a bit as the garlic bread bakes in the oven.
- You can make this garlic bread ahead of time and keep it in the freezer for a last-minute dinner accompaniment! Just prepare the bread according to recipe directions, but instead of baking it right away, wrap in tin foil and pop it in the freezer. You can bake it (in the foil) from frozen at 300 degrees for 30 minutes or until crispy on the outside. Or you can thaw it in the fridge overnight and bake according to the instructions in the recipe card below.
Pulse until everything is well minced and smooth, scraping the sides as needed.
Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the edges of the bread are dark golden brown and crispy.
Cut into 2 inch pieces and serve with Easy Italian Meatloaf!
- If you're like me and don't often have room temperature butter on hand, fear not! I've also made this recipe by whizzing the garlic and parsley in the food processor and then mixing it with melted butter. Just add the cold stick of butter to a small saucepan over medium-low heat and stir frequently until the butter is melted. Then mix it with the parsley, garlic, and salt and drizzle it over the bread in an even layer. It helps to do this with a spoon so that you can distribute it evenly. Then bake according to recipe directions.
- Use fresh garlic and parsley if possible. It's easy to toss them in the food processor and give them a good mince - and it will give the bread more flavor! With that said, if you only have a jar of minced garlic or dried parsley flakes on hand, by all means, go ahead and use them! Just be aware that you'll likely need MORE garlic than is called for in this recipe if you're using jarred. And you may need LESS dried parsley then the amount of fresh that is called for in this recipe.
- Feel free to add cheese and make garlic cheese bread with this recipe! I'd recommend letting the bread bake with the garlic butter spread on it for about 5 minutes before you add cheese. Then add a layer of shredded mozzarella and bake for another 10ish minutes or until the cheese is melty and dark golden brown.
Make it a Meal
- Easy Italian Meatloaf
- Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup
- Simple Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs
- One Pot Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese
- Tomato & Garlic Bucatini with Burrata
- One Pot Mushroom Stroganoff