Garlic bread recipe is a simple and delicious recipe that can elevate any meal in less than 30 minutes. All you need are a few basic ingredients and a love for the herby, garlicky goodness that this bread brings to the table.
Easiest garlic bread recipe
When it comes to homemade garlic bread, we have some top tips for you. First and foremost, keep it simple. The star of the show here is garlic, so don’t hold back. We recommend using four cloves of garlic for each loaf. Of course, you might want to have some breath mints handy for afterward.
To create the perfect garlic bread, start with a garlic compound butter. Mix minced garlic, salt, butter, and fresh parsley together until well combined. Then, generously slather this flavorful mixture over a baguette. And if you’re feeling adventurous, go ahead and experiment with your favorite herbs: coriander, oregano, thyme…
- 1 ciabatta or baguette loaf
- 125g (½ cup) unsalted butter - can replace by 125g (1/2 cup) olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves
- 15g (¼ cup) parsley or coriander, oregano, thyme... any herb you like.
Step 1. Preparation. First of all, heat the oven to 200°C (400°F) before doing anything to save time. Leave the butter at room temperature. Mince garlic gloves and chop herbs. Combine softened butter, garlic, and herbs evenly in a small bowl. Add a bit salt & pepper for seasoning.
Step 2. Cut baguette/ciabatta slices in the shape you prefer the most. You can slice it in half lengthwise or 1 to 2 inches widthwise. Spread them onto an aluminum foil and place on baking sheet.
Step 3. Spread the butter mix on one surface of each slice. Put baking sheet with ready-to-bake breads in oven and bake in 15 minutes. Once the edges turns golden brown and every slice becomes toasty, it's done.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 slices
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 332Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 478mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g
From this simple garlic bread recipe, we can definitely add more toppings. Sprinkle freshly shredded Parmesan on top of the garlic bread for a melty, savory delight. Thinny sliced mozzarrela is also an amazing topping.
So, what should you serve with your mouthwatering garlic bread? A hot favorite soup together with garlic bread will become a great breakfast. It’s also a match made with other Italian dishes like spaghetti, pasta, Italian meatballs or pizza. The bread is perfect for sopping up any leftover pasta sauce on your plate.
How to preserve leftover garlic bread?
If you have any garlic bread left, don’t worry. Simply store it in a plastic bag and pop it in the freezer. It should keep well for up to three months. Whenever you’re craving a slice, just take them out of the freezer and place them in a preheated 200°C (400°F) oven. Bake until they’re thawed and crispy, and you’re good to go.
We hope you give this homemade garlic bread a try and enjoy every herby, garlicky bite. If you do, let us know how it went in the comment section below. Happy cooking!