EASY Garlic Bread

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  • EASY Garlic Bread – Made with only 3 ingredients in just 10 minutes or less! This garlic bread recipe is flavorful, perfectly toasted and makes a great compliment to so many dishes. Top with cheese and fresh parsley for the ultimate cheesy garlic bread!

    My kids always request this garlic cheese bread whenever we have pasta nights. It tastes amazing and pairs perfectly with spaghetti, alfredo, lasagna, ravioli and bolognese. Yum!

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    Homemade garlic bread

    This easy garlic bread has been a staple in our house for years! It’s so delicious and one of my kid’s absolute favorite sides. They always request it whenever we have spaghetti and meatballs.

    The best part about this homemade garlic bread is that it’s made with only 3 ingredients in just 10 minutes or less! You can easily just pick up a loaf at the store, or make your own french bread at home. Whenever I make my homemade french bread recipe, I always use the second loaf to make this easy garlic bread. It’s the perfect way to use it up and is just so simple.

    There are plenty of ways to adjust the flavor of this garlic bread based on preference. Feel free to add cheese if desired to make a cheesy garlic bread that’s even more delicious! Or add 2 cloves of crushed garlic to really enhance the garlic flavor. I like to add some chopped fresh parsley for added flavor and a pretty touch. Yum!

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    Garlic bread ingredients

    This homemade garlic bread only takes 3 simple ingredients and couldn’t be easier to make. If I’m in the mood for cheesy garlic bread, I’ll add some mozzarella and parmesan cheese (if you want extra cheesy garlic bread, add more cheese). It adds such great flavor! I also love to add fresh chopped parsley too. Yum!

    How to make garlic bread

    I love how easy and quick this garlic bread is to whip up. Just follow the steps below to get started. Scroll down for the printable garlic bread recipe.

    1. Preheat the oven to 425°F and line baking sheet with foil. Set aside.
    2. Slice french bread in half. In a small bowl, stir together butter and garlic powder. If desired, add cheese and parsley. Then spread mixture evenly on top of french bread.
    3. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, or until garlic bread is lightly browned around the edges. Slice each loaf into 6 pieces. Serve while hot.

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    What do you eat garlic bread with?

    This garlic bread tastes absolutely amazing and pairs perfectly with so many dishes! We love to pair it with Italian recipes, but it honestly makes a great addition to any meal. Below are a few of my favorites.

    Pasta: There’s nothing that compliments a delicious pasta dish more than a warm piece of garlic bread. We always make garlic bread when serving spaghetti, bolognese, alfredo, lasagna and baked ravioli.

    Soup: I love to make homemade garlic bread when whipping up Italian soups like zuppa toscana, pasta e fagioli, chicken gnocchi soup and lasagna soup.

    French Bread Pizzas: One of our favorite easy weeknight dinners is french bread pizza. We use this garlic bread as the base, then add on toppings like cheese, pepperoni, tomatoes, balsamic and fresh basil.

    Meatball Subs: Another family favorite dish to make with garlic bread is a baked meatball sub. They are so toasty, cheesy and delicious!

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    How do you store fresh garlic bread?

    If you have leftover garlic bread, just store it in a zip top plastic bag at room temperature. I wouldn’t recommend storing in the fridge, as it usually makes for stale garlic bread (it draws the moisture out of the bread). The homemade garlic bread will keep for about 2-3 days if stored in a plastic bag at room temp.

    Alternatively, you can also freeze this easy garlic bread. If freezing a whole half loaf, wrap tightly in aluminum foil and then place in a zip top freezer bag. You can also add garlic bread slices to a zip top bag and freeze that way. To reheat, place on a baking sheet and warm in oven for a few minutes.

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    Garlic Bread Recipe

    Course: bread
    Cuisine: Italian
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Servings: 12
    Calories: 116kcal
    Author: Jamielyn
    EASY Garlic Bread - Made with only 3 ingredients in just 10 minutes or less! This garlic bread recipe is flavorful, perfectly toasted and makes a great compliment to so many dishes. Top with cheese and fresh parsley for the ultimate cheesy garlic bread! 

    Ingredients

    • 12 ounce loaf french bread
    • 4-6 Tablespoons butter , softened
    • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

    Optional: 1 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/2 grated parmesan cheese, chopped parsley

      Instructions

      • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Set aside.
      • Slice bread in half. Stir the butter and garlic powder in a small bowl. Add cheese and parsley if desired. Then spread evenly on top of the loaf.
      • Bake for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Slice each loaf into 6 and serve while hot. 

      Nutrition

      Serving: 1slice | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 36mg | Vitamin A: 2.3% | Calcium: 1.4% | Iron: 5.7%
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      This really is the easiest and best garlic bread recipe! Enjoy!

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