A Perfect side dish for spaghetti night or slow cooker pot roast, this Homemade Garlic Bread will become a family favorite for sure!
I know this is a Semi Homemade Recipe blog and I am posting a recipe for “Homemade Garlic Bread”. haha but I mean technically, we didn’t make the bread or the butter, so I’m going to say its safe for the Semi Homemade Blog. 🙂
I remember the first time I ever made garlic bread was when I worked at Food Lion in the deli back when we lived in North Carolina. Back then it was we just took frozen bread out of the freezer, thawed it and spread on this butter mixture stuff from a tub and shoved it into a foil pouch.
I like my version a bit better.
Now I did make this version of garlic bread with a loaf of Italian bread from the grocery store but you could also spread this garlic butter mixture onto slices of sourdough bread for some amazing garlic toast.
Ingredients For Easy Garlic Bread:
- store-bought loaf Italian Bread
- softened butter
- garlic powder
- grated parmesan cheese
- dried parsley
Ingredient amounts and entire recipe directions in recipe card below with print option!
Which Brands Did I Use For This Easy Garlic Bread Recipe?
Sometimes when it comes to Semihomemade recipe that use packaged foods to create meals, the brands of items can make or break a dish. I don’t think this ALWAYS happens but I do know that not all packaged items are created equally.
Loaf Italian Bread – I just got a loaf of Italian bread from the Food Lion bakery department. It was around $1.99 for the loaf.
Butter – While I normally always use the store brand of butter, I decided to go with Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter (salted) for this recipe since the butter was going to be one of the main stars of the show. While I don’t spend the extra money on better butter for things like baked goods, I do like to splurge when it’s going to be one of the main tastes.
Garlic Powder – just used the Food Lion brand garlic powder that I had in the spice drawer.
Grated parmesan cheese – Frigo freshly grated cheese is what I used for this garlic bread. I wouldn’t say this brand is 100% necessary but I would opt for a refrigerated one like this from the deli over the shelf stable grated parmesan cheese.
Dried Parsley – Again, just used the Food Lion brand that I had in the spice drawer.
Can I Use Garlic Cloves Instead Of Garlic Powder For The Garlic Mixture?
You can. You can mince up about 5-6 fresh garlic cloves and mix that into the butter mixture instead of the garlic powder.
How To Make Easy Homemade Garlic Bread:
Preheat the oven and get the bread ready.
Slice bread loaf in half lengthwise like a sub. Lay bread on a baking sheet cut side up.
In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
Stir until fully combined.
Spread garlic butter mixture evenly over cut sides of loaves of bread.
- What Temperature Do You Cook Homemade Garlic Bread?
Bake garlic bread in preheated (350F) oven for 15 minutes. Then, place the bread under the broiler and broil for 3-5 minutes but watch it to make sure it only slightly browns and doesn’t burn.
How Do I Store Leftover Garlic Bread?
Store cooled leftover garlic bread in an airtight container or airtight ziplock bag at room temperature. It should last 2-3 days on the counter.
To reheat it, just wrap the garlic bread in foil and heat it in the oven at 350F for 10 minutes or so until warm.
Pasta Recipes to Serve with Garlic Bread:
Other Mouthwatering Recipes to Serve with Garlic Bread:
More Garlic Recipes:
- Easy Herb Garlic Chicken Thighs
- How To Make: Roasted Garlic
- Garlic Roasted Chicken Thighs
- Garlic Butter Grilled Vegetable Skewers
Homemade Garlic Bread
- 1 loaf baked Italian loaf bread
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Slice bread loaf in half lengthwise like a sub.
- Lay bread on a baking sheet cut side up.
- In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients and stir until fully combined.
- Spread mixture evenly over cut sides of loaves of bread.
- Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
- Turn oven off and turn broiler on high.
- Broil for 3-5 minutes but watch it to make sure it only slightly browns and doesn't burn.
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