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The Best Garlic Bread

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Do you know why I can never go fully Paleo or Whole 30? My love of bread!! It is my downfall, especially when I am not feeling well. Two crowns, two fillings, an ear infection and a major sinus infection within one week is enough to make anyone run for The Best Garlic Bread on the planet!! Soft and garlicky on the inside, crispy on the outside……

Not only is this The Best Garlic Bread recipe, it is the only one that you will ever need! cookingwithcurls.com

Although I did pretty much pull the center out of the crust, it was still amazing! It seriously is The Best Garlic Bread, and it’s crazy easy to make as well.

This is The Best Garlic Bread, and it is also the easiest to make! cookingwithcurls.com

How to make The Best Garlic Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the butter, garlic, and parsley together in a small bowl…..

The Best Garlic Bread mix cookingwithcurls.com

Try to resist licking the spoon…or fork. 😉

Option 1:

Slice the loaf of bread vertically, creating 1-inch slices. Do not cut all the way through, stop just before you reach the bottom crust…..

The Best Garlic Bread slice cookingwithcurls.com

Use a pastry brush to slather {don’t you just love that word?} the butter mixture on each slice of bread…..

The Best Garlic Bread brush cookingwithcurls.com

*If using Parmesan cheese, sprinkle over the butter on each slice. Brush any left over butter mixture over the top crust and sprinkle with additional Parmesan…..

The Best Garlic Bread foil cookingwithcurls.com

Wrap the entire loaf in foil, folding the top closed and place on a heavy baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

Option 2:

Slice the loaf in half horizontally, right down the middle. Brush each side with butter mixture and Parmesan cheese if using.

Wrap the entire loaf in foil, folding the top closed and place on a heavy baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

Option 2.5:

Place the bread loaf halves on a heavy baking sheet and Broil for 2 to 3 minutes until browned and toasted. Do Not step away from the oven!!

Serve with your favorite pasta dish…like this Instant Pot Spaghetti…..

Instant Pot Spaghetti is a family favorite made in half the time | cookingwithcurls.com

I could have sworn that I had more pictures of garlic bread in previous posts, oh well you will just have to visualize The Best Garlic Bread cut the other direction, LOL

Notes:

  • If you do not want your food touching aluminum foil, wrap your loaf in parchment paper first, then wrap it in foil.
  • Parmesan is optional because my son is allergic to dairy. I usually make half of the loaf with cheese and the other half without.
  • I sometimes sprinkle paprika over the top of the garlic butter mixture to add a bit of color…but I can’t find those images, LOL

If you have a bit more time and you are looking for something extra-special, you  have to try these Garlic Dinner Rolls…..

Garlic Dinner Rolls | cookingwithcurls.com

I think I love garlic almost as much as I love bread! 😉

Enjoy!!

The Best Garlic Bread sliced on a wood board.

The Best Garlic Bread

Yep I said it, this is The Best Garlic Bread recipe...as in the only one that you will ever need! Soft and garlicky on the inside, crispy on the outside.
4.75 from 8 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy garlic bread recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 372kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 1 pound loaf French or Italian bread
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large cloves fresh garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped Italian parsley
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese *Optional*

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the butter, garlic, and parsley together in a small bowl.

Option 1:

  • Slice the loaf of bread vertically, creating 1-inch slices. Do not cut all the way through, stop just before you reach the bottom crust.
  • Use a pastry brush to slather the butter mixture on each slice of bread.
  • *If using Parmesan cheese, sprinkle over the butter on each slice. Brush any left over butter mixture over the top crust and sprinkle with additional Parmesan.
  • Wrap the entire loaf in foil, folding the top closed and place on a heavy baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

Option 2:

  • Slice the loaf in half horizontally, right down the middle. Brush each side with butter mixture and Parmesan cheese if using.
  • Wrap the entire loaf in foil, folding the top closed and place on a heavy baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

Option 2.5:

  • Place the bread loaf halves on a heavy baking sheet and Broil for 2 to 3 minutes until browned and toasted. Do Not step away from the oven!!

Notes

  • If you do not want your food touching aluminum foil, wrap your loaf in parchment paper first, then wrap it in foil.
  • Parmesan is optional because my son is allergic to dairy. I usually make half of the loaf with cheese and the other half without.
  • I sometimes sprinkle paprika over the top of the garlic butter mixture to add a bit of color...but I can't find those images, LOL

Nutrition

Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 561IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 3mg

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