Simple Garlic Bread Recipe

Aug 2, 2011 6:31 pm

It's not an Italian meal without garlic bread

Garlic Bread
Photo: Mark Shaw
Garlic bread, at the center of a balanced Italian dinner

Would a table with red-checkered tablecloth, straw-wrapped bottle of Chianti and plates heaped with spaghetti and meatballs (hopefully stuffed with mozzarella, but still good if not) be complete without a hot, crunchy loaf of garlic bread? Of course not. Thankfully it's super-easy to make, and if it isn't, check out our step-by-step how-to guide to get started.

Servings: 1 loaf


1 loaf Italian bread
6 large cloves garlic, finely minced
6 tablespoons salted butter, softened
1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Slice loaf lengthwise and lay open-faced.
  3. in a medium bowl, combine butter, garlic and parsley.
  4. Spread in a thick, even layer over both halves of loaf.
  5. Place both halves on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool slightly before slicing and serving.
Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
15 minutes
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