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This is the garlic bread you’ve been dreaming of all your life! The perfect balance of garlic buttery goodness makes this the ultimate garlic bread.

Slice of Garlic Bread on a cutting board with other slices behind it.

What is the best bread for garlic bread?

Garlic bread can be made using any bread. We have found that we like to make ours on a French bread loaf or another artisan type baguette. We like having a crisp exterior with a soft crumb on the inside. You can always make a great piece of garlic bread using a country style artisan loaf, sourdough, or thick pieces of bread. Avoid using flavored breads as they won’t mix well with garlic.

Can you use pre-minced garlic?

Fresh garlic always has the most flavor, but it’s becoming increasingly common to find minced or crushed garlic in grocery stores. Some grocery stores mince it for you in the store and we have found that this type of pre-minced garlic is just as good as mincing it yourself. Minced or crushed garlic sold in a jar does have an inferior flavor, but it can still be used in any recipe calling for minced garlic.

This garlic bread goes great with the following recipes:

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Slice of Garlic Bread held by a hand.
This is the garlic bread you've been dreaming of all your life! The perfect balance of garlic buttery goodness makes this the ultimate garlic bread.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Slice the bread in half lengthwise and place each half on a baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the butter, olive oil, basil, oregano, parmesan, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Mix it well.
  • Spread the butter in a generous, even layer on each half of the French bread.
  • Put the baking sheet underneath the broiler in the oven. Broil until it just starts to brown. Watch it closely because how fast it cooks is dependent on how hot your broiler is and how close your rack is to the heating element. It shouldn't take more than 5 minutes.
  • Devour.
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: garlic bread

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Leanne Pelepchan

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I tried this recipe yesterday but had to use shredded parmesan in a package since that’s what I had on hand. My family RAVED about it, especially my 11 year old grandson. He couldn’t get enough and kept telling Grandma how much he loved her homemade bread. It was super easy to make and super delicious. Looks like I’ll be making a lot more garlic bread in the future.


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Made this yesterday and it was amazing.

Sandra lester

That was really wonderful thank you.

Tom Cooper

5 stars
This truly is amazing garlic bread. A little extra effort and uses ingredients I always have on hand!


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Your post was perfect timing as I was hosting a pizza party last night. I made your garlic bread and it was a huge hit even with the kids! Will definitely keep making and passing around.

Scott D

5 stars
Made this for the first time tonight. It is absolutely delicious.
It went perfectly with a heavy soup.


5 stars
Just try it you won’t be disappointed.
It was “Delicious”.


5 stars
Awesome as always

Sandra Lester

Thank you that was smashing.

5 stars
The best I have ever had.

Charles Tinkey

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My wife and I enjoy all the recipes from your collection. So far lol

Angeline Marie Neiman

This is a delicious garlic bread .We just love the combination of herbs and garlic.

Angeline Marie Neiman

This recipe is very yummy


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Amazing recipe and SO easy! Will keep in my family as a classic go-to. Thank you!!!

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I appreciate the thought that getting kids cooking helps to combat childhood obesity. It makes sense to me that a person who learns to cook with real food ingredients instead of a bunch of processed shortcuts will develop an appreciation of real foods. It also makes sense to me that a diet based on those actual foods will help people, including children, to understand what they are really eating, and I think that kind of consideration is one of the keys to overcoming obesity.

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