How To Make Garlic Bread Recipe
Buttery, garlicky, crunchy and addictive! I will teach you how to make the easiest homemade garlic bread recipe with a delicious garlic bread spread from scratch.
I didn’t grow up eating homemade garlic bread. My mom was just too busy for that. Between a 9-5 (sometimes 9-6 or 7), a husband and two demanding kids in numerous activities, she was spread pretty thin. Looking back, I seriously have no idea how she was able to cook dinner for us at least 5 times a week! She guess she just managed to make things convenient so they worked for her. If garlic bread was served, it was served from a frozen box labeled Texas Toast alongside her famous spaghetti at dinner time. Then one day, something happened. Our local grocery store started selling homemade garlic bread in their bakery section.
My mom decided to try it out and brought home a sliced loaf that looked really delicious even in non-baked form. She popped it in the oven as she was finishing her famous spaghetti and something magical occurred at dinner. I was totally changed! Texas Toast was kicked to the curb.
I had no idea homemade garlic bread could be so delicious. I also didn’t know learning how to make homemade garlic bread could be so easy. I guess you could say I became a bit obsessed with it. I probably asked my mom to buy this bread at least once or twice a week. Sometimes I would deceptively place it in the shopping cart behind bigger items so it would make it to the check out counter. After eating factory produced garlic bread for so long, the taste of fresh bread topped with butter, minced garlic, olive oil and parsley was divine and a real eye opener.
When I started cooking on my own in college, I learned how to make an easy homemade garlic bread bread and never turned back. Now its time to teach you how to make garlic bread! I created a recipe for garlic bread that was perfect for my busy lifestyle but also utterly delicious.
How To Make Garlic Bread from Scratch
This doesn’t take me long to make at all. I simply slice the bread, make the garlic butter spread, and bake it to perfection as I finish my famous spaghetti– which of course it’s my mom’s recipe.
To begin, make sure you start with a quality baked bread. I love to grab a nice baguette from bakery section of my grocery store. You can either go for French or Italian baked bread but fresh is key.
For the butter, I like to go for a french style butter that has more butter fat because it is creamier and more decadent in taste. Fresh garlic and herbs are essential for this to taste even better. For those who are wondering about the garlic powder in addition to the minced garlic, I find that the taste allows for more garlic in each and every bite.
This bread is seriously fantastic served with my Italian pot roast recipe, this brown butter pasta, this chicken piccata recipe, this stuffed shells recipe or my lentil meatballs and spaghetti recipe.
Make sure you check out the video above so you can truly see just how easy it is to make this recipe.
Also check out these Garlic Cheese Breadsticks!!!! They are so wonderful for a cheesy twist on the classic.
- 1/2 cup salted butter 1 stick
- 4 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp chopped parsley
- 1/2 tsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut bread roll in half lengthwise.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together butter, minced garlic, garlic powder, parsley, olive oil and parmesan cheese until well combined.
- Liberally spread garlic butter mixture on each half of bread.
- Bake bread for 10-14 minutes or until bread is crisp and top is golden brown.
- Cut bread into slices and serve.
If you want to brown the top even more, turn your broiler on for 1-2 minutes but watch carefully so your bread doesn't burn!!