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Garlic Bread

Updated: May 25

"Garlic bread is one of the tastiest and easiest sides you can add to any meal. Italian bread is loaded up with garlic, butter, olive oil, cheese, and parsley, baked in the oven, and broiled for the last couple of minutes to ensure an ultra crispy golden top yet soft interior. Serve this with soup, salads, Sunday dinner, or really any meal you can think of and you’re set!"

Garlic Bread

"Garlic bread is something I grew up eating. It’s often served complimentary at many Italian restaurants on the East Coast and is definitely a favorite alongside Sunday Gravy with Meatballs and Sausage and really any pasta!

Garlic bread is also a great first thing for kids to make because it’s so simple and uses just a few basic ingredients."

Servings – 1 Loaf Prep Time – 5 Minutes Cook Time – 20 Minutes


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 5 cloves garlic, grated

  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional

  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf Italian parsley, minced

  • 1 loaf of Italian bread

  • 3 tablespoons Pecorino Romano, grated


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set the first rack in the middle and the other rack to the top 1/3 of the oven.

Sauté the garlic in the butter and oil for 2-3 minutes over medium-low heat or until fragrant. Turn off the heat and add in the crushed red pepper flakes and parsley.

Split the bread lengthwise and open it up like a book. Brush or pour the garlic butter all over the bread making sure to evenly distribute it.

Sprinkle with the Pecorino then cover with foil.

Bake for 12 minutes on the lower rack then remove the foil and move the bread to the higher rack.

Broil for 1-3 minutes or until the bread is golden around the sides and sizzling but not burnt. Watch the whole time and be prepared to remove it quickly.

Once finished, slice the bread and serve. Enjoy!


Any type of bread can be used.  Ciabatta, baguette, and all types of crusty bread work well.

Shredded mozzarella cheese can be added during the broiling stage.

Leftovers can be saved for up to 3 days in the fridge and should be reheated in the oven.


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.1g | Protein: 5.7g | Fat: 11.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 564mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg

"Fabulous! Best garlic bread ever. I Originally being from the East coast, and transplanted to Texas. Guests that I have served this...raved about it."

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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