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5 from 19 votes

Easy Garlic Bread

Buttery, garlicky, and crispy garlic bread goes great with everything. This homemade garlic bread recipe will be the only one you’ll ever need.
Author Diana
Servings 12 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • ½ cup (1 stick/225g) salted butter softened
  • 4 cloves garlic minced – about 1 tablespoon
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 14 ounce French baguette


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C, and line a half sheet size baking sheet with foil for easy clean up.
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter with garlic, black pepper, and parsley. Stir until well combined. I do this using a fork.
  • Slice the baguette lengthwise with a serrated/bread knife, and place cut side up on a baking sheet.
  • Spread butter mixture over the baguette with a spatula.
  • Place the bread in the center of the oven, and bake for 8 minutes.
  • Move to bread under the broiler, and broil (about 5 inches/12cm from the broiler) for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cut into slices and serve warm.




Herbed Garlic Bread - Add a teaspoon of Italian Seasoning or your favorite dried or fresh herbs to the butter spread mixture. 
Parmesan Garlic Bread - Sprinkle parmesan cheese onto the bread before broiling.
Spicy Garlic Bread - Add a small amount of crushed red pepper into the butter mixture for a spicy garlic bread.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg