Homemade Garlic Bread

Homemade Garlic Bread

Homemade Garlic Bread - hands-down the easiest and tastiest homemade garlic bread that comes ready in just 20-minutes. A classic side dish that's perfect with everything. Better than your usual store-bought garlic bread!

Course Bread, Breakfast, Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 338 kcal
Author Imma


  • ½ cup (113 g) unsalted butter , room temperature
  • 3-4 garlic cloves , finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon (1 g) Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon (1 g) Creole seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon (1 g) salt
  • 1 tablespoon (4 g) finely minced fresh parsley
  • 1 1 loaf French bread
  • 2 tablespoons (10 g) Parmesan cheese
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and lightly grease with baking spray. Set aside.

  2. Combine butter, garlic, Italian seasoning, Creole seasoning, salt and parsley in a small mixing bowl.  Mix together with a small rubber spatula or wooden spoon until fully combined.  Set aside.

  3. Using a bread knife, slice bread vertically into 1 inch thick slices, not cutting all the way through, stop just before you reach the bottom of the crust, (about 1/2 inch from the bottom).

  4. Use a pastry brush to spread an even coating of butter mixture on the top of bread and on both sides of the bread slices.  Be generous, and if there is any leftover butter, refrigerate in an airtight container.  If using cheese, sprinkle some over the butter mixture in between each slice of bread.

  5. Wrap loaf of bread completely in aluminum foil, place wrapped bread on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

  6. Open the top of the foil and bake another 5 minutes to let the top of the bread toast a little.

  7. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

  1. If you don't ave Italian or Creole seasoning at home, you can go as basic as salt along with herbs, garlic and butter. 
  2. Want it cheesy? Go ahead and shamelessly top the bread with cheese(s). You can go for 1 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella and/or parmesan cheese.
  3. Fresh garlic and herbs is the way to go.
  4. For crispy crunch on the outside and soft inside, you may opt not to wrap the bread in foil
  5. To freeze garlic bread, simply make it and wrap it in foil then with a plastic wrap afterwards. When ready to serve, thaw it first, remove the plastic wrap and bake it in a 300F oven until it warms.
  6. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.