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Garlic bread in a basket lined with white parchment paper.

Easy Garlic Bread

Easy Garlic Bread is a baked to a crisp golden brown with a ton of buttery garlic flavor. This easy recipe that pairs perfectly with pasta, soups, stews and even steak.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian American
Keyword Garlic Bread, Homemade Bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 264 kcal


  • 1 16 oz Italian bread
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cloves garlic large cloves
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped


  1. Move the oven rack into the middle position.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Slice the Italian bread in half, width-wise.
  4. Use a rasp-style grater to grate the garlic into a paste. If you do not have one, you can use a garlic press or a sharp knife to finely mince the garlic.
  5. Add the butter and garlic paste into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time until the butter is melted. Stir in the garlic powder.
  6. Use a pastry brush to brush the garlic mixture evenly over the two open halves of bread.
  7. Bake the bread cut side up for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Carefully remove the tray from the oven and use a spatula to flip the bread over and bake cut side down for 5-6 minutes or until the bread is golden brown and crispy.
  9. Sprinkle with salt and fresh parsley, then slice into 2” pieces and serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is estimated. Amounts will vary based on ingredient choices and serving sizes.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Garlic Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 186mg8%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 203IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.