Basic Garlic Bread

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Here’s a super simple recipe for basic garlic bread.

Years ago when I worked in the Service Deli at a grocery store we made garlic bread every day and sold it in the cold case so that all the customer had to do was bake it in the oven, and it was ready to serve.

This basic garlic bread recipe is the same way I used to make it in the Service Deli with the exception of adding just a bit more of each topping.

When I have guests over for dinner I’ll make this garlic bread in the morning or afternoon and put it in the cold oven to store it until it’s time to bake it.

The trick is not to forget it’s in the oven.  Don’t be like me and forget to serve it with the dinner.

If you want to get fancy schmancy you can even add to the toppings like this cream cheese garlic bread.

Or maybe add some cheddar cheese and bacon bits.  Super delish.

So let’s check out the ingredients.

A loaf of wheat or white french bread, butter, paprika, garlic powder, dried parsley flakes and grated parmesan cheese.
Here’s how to make it.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cut the French bread.  It can be cut in half lengthwise, cut into quarters, or cut into thick slices; however you prefer.

Soften the butter by letting it sit out before using it or by putting it in the microwave for just a few seconds.

Spread the butter over the bread with a spatula.

Then sprinkle the garlic powder over the butter.

Using the spatula,

spread the garlic powder evenly over the bread.

Next,

sprinkle the paprika over the butter and garlic and……

…….spread it evenly over the bread.

Add the parsley flakes,

and spread evenly over the top of the bread.

Then,

Top with the grated parmesan cheese,

and….

….lightly spread it over the top of the bread.

Wrap the garlic bread in foil and set on a cookie sheet.

Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes then open the foil up so garlic bread will toast.

Continue baking in the oven for another 5 to 8 minutes until the bread is hot all the way through and the top is slightly toasted.

Serve hot right out of the oven.

Enjoy!

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Basic Garlic Bread

Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients:

1 large loaf French Bread (wheat or white)
1/2 cup softened Butter (1 cube)
1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
2 teaspoons Paprika
1 tablespoon Dried Parsley Flakes
2 tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut the French bread. It can be cut in half lengthwise, cut into quarters, or cut into thick slices; however you prefer. Soften the butter by letting it sit out before using it or by putting it in the microwave for just a few seconds.

Spread the butter over the bread with a spatula. Then sprinkle the garlic powder over the butter. Using the spatula, spread the garlic powder evenly over the bread. Next, sprinkle the paprika over the butter and garlic and spread it evenly over the bread.

Add the parsley flakes and spread evenly over the top of the bread. Top with the grated parmesan cheese and lightly spread it over the top of the bread. Wrap the garlic bread in foil and set on a cookie sheet.

Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes then open the foil up so garlic bread will toast. Continue baking in the oven for another 5 to 8 minutes until the bread is hot all the way through and the top is slightly toasted. Serve hot right out of the oven.

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6 Responses to “Basic Garlic Bread”

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    Emily — June 4, 2012 at 8:57 am

    This looks delicious! Lovely photos!

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    • CouponClippingCook — June 4th, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

      Hi Emily, thank you very much.

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    myfudo — June 5, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I love this easy recipe. We really have to be ready with a trusted recipe like this. You’ll never know when your pasta needs a perfect match…

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    • CouponClippingCook — June 6th, 2012 @ 11:18 pm

      That’s so very true!

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    Christine — June 17, 2012 at 6:09 am

    I love garlic bread. I have to make time to try the recipe. It’s gonna go well with all the pasta I’ve been eating the past few days..

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    • CouponClippingCook — June 17th, 2012 @ 11:11 am

      Hi Christine, I hope you enjoy it. Have a great day!

      Reply

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