Garlic bread is a classic that goes with so many dishes. We often grab a loaf from the store and toss it in. While that is an option, this easy homemade garlic bread is a much better, fresher version than the store-bought one.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Fresher is better. And this recipe is as about as easy as it can get. It’s just making a compound butter (butter with herbs), spreading it on the bread, and baking it until it’s nice and golden brown.
The fresh herbaceousness will come through in a way you’re just not going to get from store bought frozen garlic bread.
Furthermore, this garlic bread recipe is easily adapted to your particular likes and dislikes.
And if you really want to take it up a notch, make your own bread with our fabulous Italian Bread Recipe. Nothing beats homemade!
Just a loaf of Italian or French bread, some herbs, and some romano or parmesan cheese is all you need for this easy homemade garlic bread recipe. Easy peasy! Take a look at the recipe card for a complete list of ingredients and amounts.
How To Make Garlic Bread
It can’t get easier than this, guys. And it is so much better than that store bought stuff. Using good butter and fresh herbs over whatever that spread is found on store bought stuff is night and day.
Do yourself a favor and taste the difference.
- You can additionaly toss it on broil at the end to get some nice carmelization on the cheese, but watch it close.
- If you use salted butter, you may want to cut back on the salt listed in the recipe.
- Use fresh garlic versus the stuff you get in a bottle. It cooks up differently.
- Fresh bread is the key. Get it fresh from the store or bake your own. You can use our Italian Bread Recipe, it rocks!
- You can use French bread for a crunchier experience for your garlic bread.
- Mix up the herbs, using your favorite to suit your tastes. Rosemary would be good. You can toss on some red pepper flakes for a spicier kick.
- Mix up the cheeses, using things mozzarella or cheddar cheese.
- Using roasted garlic versus raw garlic will add some sweet, carmelized notes.
Yes, you can make the compound butter ahead of time and spread it on the bread. Wrap it in foil. It’ll store safe and sound for a day in the fridge.
Throw it on broil the last 2 minutes or so but watch it closely. It will go from golden brown to desolation very quickly.
Other Delicious Bread Recipes
- 1 loaf Italian bread
- 1/2 cup Butter softened
- 5 cloves Garlic finely minced
- 2 tbsp Parsley fresh, chopped
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/2 cup Romano cheese grated
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cut the bread lengthways. In a medium bowl mix all the ingredients together.1 loaf Italian bread, 1/2 cup Butter, 5 cloves Garlic, 2 tbsp Parsley, 1/2 tsp Kosher salt, 1/2 cup Romano cheese
- Spread the mixture evenly over the bread equally. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for approximately 12 minutes until the edges start to brown. Remove, slice and serve.