Garlic Bread

Classic Garlic Bread made with garlic, butter, salt and bread in just 10 minutes. Never buy pre-made or frozen garlic bread again!

Garlic Bread is the perfect pairing for The Best Chicken ParmesanUltimate Meat Lasagna or Beef Stroganoff.

Garlic Bread
 Garlic Bread

Garlic may seem like a no brainer right? Garlic, butter and salt? Yes, of course, but getting the right methods down are key to the perfect crispy and chewy garlic bread.

Fresh or old bread for Garlic Bread

French bread is best in Garlic bread recipes because you’ll preserve the chewy texture of the bread. Using older bread will result in overly messy and crunchy garlic bread.

Tips for the perfect Garlic Bread:

  • Use freshly chopped garlic, never bottled.
  • Use the best butter you’ve got. This isn’t the ingredient to skimp on.
  • If you’ve got average butter pump it up a bit with some olive oil for flavor.
  • If you like a hint of spice use some crushed red pepper.
  • If you want a more frozen garlic bread flavor use Lawry’s Garlic Salt in place of regular salt.
  • If you’d like Cheesy Garlic Bread use mozzarella and Parmesan on the bread just before baking.

Easy Garlic Bread

What else can garlic butter be used for?

You can use the garlic butter in place of regular butter when cooking steak or fish if you want that extra garlic kick.  I also sometimes like to eat plain pasta tossed in garlic butter, using it on baked or mashed potatoes, and on my Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots.

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Garlic Bread

Classic Garlic Bread made with garlic, butter, salt and bread in just 10 minutes. Never buy pre-made or frozen garlic bread again!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, butter, garlic, Garlic Bread Loaf
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 247 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 loaf french bread sliced open
  • parsley optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Microwave the garlic, butter and kosher salt in a small bowl until the butter is meted (about 30 seconds.)

  3. Brush the mixture onto the french bread and bake for 8-10 minutes or until browned.

  4. Garnish with parsely if you'd like and cut into slices to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 429mg19%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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  1. I love garlic and garlic bread is my favorite way to eat it. I love that your recipe is so simple and doesn’t have a dozen ingredients or more. Using sourdough bread in place of French bread makes a really yummy exchange.

  2. Wow!! this is the first time I’ve looked at your blog–there are some great recipes here…I’m going to look each day for my next breakfast idea. Thanks for letting me know about your blog!

  3. I mean is there anything an Italian guy needs with his meal more than garlic bread? Simple and delicious as always!