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Garlic Bread

This Garlic Bread recipe creates a crispy crust and a soft center. It is the perfect side dish for any pasta and a great side for BBQs!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 loaf of French or Italian bread (baguette style)
  • grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Mix butter, garlic, and garlic salt together.
  • Slice bread completely through into ~2-inch thick slices. Spread one side of each slice with about 2 teaspoons of butter mixture. Reassemble the bread on a long sheet of aluminum foil.
  • Spread a very thin layer of butter on top of the loaf. Note: You may have leftover butter mixture. You may use the rest or save it for another recipe. The extra butter on top will just melt and run down to make an extra buttery bottom crust.
  • Sprinkle with lots of Parmesan cheese. Fold foil over to seal tightly. Bake for at least 20 minutes to achieve a nice, crispy crust. You may need to bake a little longer depending on the size of the loaf and your oven.


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Keyword bread, Italian, side dish, vegetarian