Garlic bread is so easy to make, you shouldn’t be allowed to even consider leaving it out of a fantastic Italian spread…or even just that bowl of spaghetti you’re making for dinner. Garlic bread leftovers make fantastic sandwiches and even better breadcrumbs to toss into the stuffed meatballs you’ll surely be making once you realize how easy those are, too. Follow our easy steps to learn how to make garlic bread and reach Italian dinner perfection, or if you’d like to present it as a parable: “How the Bread Got Its Garlic.”

Here’s what you’ll need to make garlic bread: 

  • 1 large loaf of French or Italian bread
  • 6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Italian flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

First, preheat your oven to 375.