Garlic bread is an excellent side, and it’s easy to make! We ate all of this garlic bread in one day because it’s so good. Perfectly crusty french bread baked with a roasted garlic compound butter is our idea of perfection. Pair this bread with pasta, soup, stews, and more!
This recipe uses roasted garlic. The caramelized cloves in roasted garlic have deep flavor, and it is soft and effortless to spread, which means it is easy to mix with butter. Don’t know how to make roasted garlic? Not a problem! Check out my roasted garlic recipe, which includes how-to information, pictures, and more—you’ll be well on your way to warm, tasty garlic bread!
While you can use freshly chopped garlic for this recipe, I used roasted garlic because I believe it enhances the flavor considerably. The depth of flavor balanced in a 1:1 ratio with the butter is my favorite way to make this bread. Additionally, you can add different herbs, like oregano and basil, or top the bread with a variety of cheeses, like Parmesan, Asiago, or Romano.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Makes 1 loaf of garlic bread
- Bread knife
- Aluminum foil
- Baking pan
- 1 baguette or loaf of french bread
- 1/4 cup roasted garlic
- 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter
- 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
- Heat oven to 400 F.
- Cut the bread in half lengthwise. (If necessary, the bread can first be cut into four sections and then each section can be cut lengthwise.)
- In a small bowl, mix the roasted garlic and the softened butter until it becomes a uniform compound butter. Mix in the dried parsley.
- Using a spatula, spread the compound butter on the cut sides, or the inside of each half of the bread. Place each side of the bread back together with the buttered sides facing each other. Wrap in aluminum foil and place on a baking pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes and serve warm. Enjoy!