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Homemade garlic bread on a cutting board topped with freshly chopped parsley and grated cheese.

Homemade Garlic Bread

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 1x


This homemade garlic bread recipe with freshly toasted crusty bread slathered in herbed garlic butter will compliment any pasta meal.


Units Scale
  • 1 large loaf ciabatta / French bread
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 46 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano / Parmesan, grated


  1. Combine butter, garlic, parsley and grated cheese in a mixing bowl and stir to mix well.
  2. Cut the bread in half lengthwise and spread a THICK layer of garlic butter from end to end.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 400°F for 10-14 minutes, or until the butter has melted and the bread is a light golden brown.
  4. Cut the bread into 1″ slices and dish and serve warm.
  5. Enjoy!


  • Make it cheesy – Top bread with shredded mozzarella, cheddar, provolone, Colby Jack, or Monterey Jack cheese. Follow the recipe instructions and broil for the last 2 minutes to get a crispy, cheesy top. Serve with some store-bought marinara or homemade marinara sauce for the best flavor.
  • Reheating in the oven – Wrap the garlic bread in foil so it doesn’t dry out, then bake it at 350°F for 10 minutes in the oven. For crispier garlic bread, remove the foil for the last 2 minutes of baking.
  • Reheating in the air fryer – Reheat the garlic bread by air frying at 350°F for 3-4 minutes.
  • Scroll up to RECIPE TIPS for more useful tips, suggestions and ingredient substitutions.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins