Classic Garlic Bread

The allure of freshly baked garlic bread lies not just in its wonderful aroma but also in its simple, robust flavors that pair perfectly with a variety of dishes. This garlic bread, with its crisp exterior and soft, buttery center, enriched with a hint of garlic, is a testament to the timeless charm of Italian and French culinary traditions.

Perfect as a starter, side dish, or just a snack, this bread invites customization. Add cheese for a decadent touch or sprinkle some chili flakes for a bit of heat. It’s a versatile creation that makes any meal feel a bit more special, ensuring everyone at the table reaches for piece after piece.

Full Recipe:


  • 1 loaf of bread (French or Italian)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Kcal: 180 kcal per serving | Servings: 8 servings
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) if using an oven. If not using an oven, preheat a skillet over medium heat.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter, minced garlic, chopped parsley (if using), salt, and black pepper.
  • Slice the bread in half lengthwise.
  • Spread the garlic butter mixture evenly over the cut sides of the bread.
  • If using an oven, place the bread on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the bread is toasted and the butter is melted and bubbling.
  • If not using an oven, place the bread, butter side down, in the preheated skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the bread is toasted and golden brown.
  • Slice the bread into pieces and serve hot.

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