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Easy Garlic Bread Recipe

Easy Garlic Bread Recipe - the best and easiest side dish to pasta dinner or soups! Crispy, warm bread with buttery garlic topping is even better made at home.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 178 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  3. Slice bread lenghtwise. Place each piece open side up on the baking sheet.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and garlic. Spread mixture evenly on bread.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes OR until golden brown on top.
  6. Garnish bread with chopped parsley, cut and serve.

Recipe Notes

In this recipe you can use fresh garlic (minced or grated), store-bough minced garlic in olive oil or garlic powder. Each will give the bread a different level of flavor intensity. The fresh garlic will be the strongest. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Garlic Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 189mg8%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 455IU9%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.