This quick and easy garlic bread is always a good idea.

 Garlic Bread Slices in basket

Here’s a delicious easy recipe for homemade garlic bread.

Years ago, when I worked in the service deli at a grocery store, we made garlic bread every day so that the customer just had to bake it in the oven before serving.

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.

I’ve made it more times than I can count, and it never lets me down.

It always tastes so good.

 Garlic Bread Slices in basket

When I have guests over for dinner, I make this garlic bread ahead of time 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!

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Garlic bread ingredients

A loaf of wheat or white French bread, butter (softened), paprika, granulated garlic, dried parsley flakes and grated Parmesan cheese

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

French bread on cutting board

Cut the French bread.

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

Spread butter on french bread

Using a spatula, spread softened butter on top of the cut side of the bread.

Add granulated garlic on bread

Then sprinkle the granulated garlic on top of the butter.

Spread butter on French bread

Using the spatula spread the granulated garlic evenly over the bread…

Spread paprika on bread

…sprinkle the paprika over the butter and garlic and spread it evenly over the bread.

Add dried parsley on bread

Add parsley flakes,

Sliced garlic bread on board

and with a spatula, spread it evenly over the top of the bread.

Add Parmesan cheese on bread

Top with grated Parmesan cheese,

Spread spices on garlic bread

…with a spatula lightly spread it over the top of the bread.

Slices of garlic bread on sheet pan

Garlic bread in foil on sheet pan

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

Bake in a preheated oven (at 375 degrees F.) for 10 minutes then remove the bread from the oven, carefully open the foil up and put it back in the oven so that the garlic bread will toast.

Garlic Bread in foil on pan

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.

 Garlic Bread Slices in basket

Serve warm.

 Garlic Bread Slices in basket

 Garlic Bread Slices in basket

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Easy Garlic Bread

Easy Homemade Garlic Bread

This quick and easy to make garlic bread is always a good idea.
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 large loaf French Bread wheat or white
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (salted) softened
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground paprika (sweet paprika)
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • 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. 
  • Using a spatula, spread the butter on top of the cut side of the bread.  
  • Sprinkle granulated garlic on top of the butter.  Using the spatula, spread the granulated garlic evenly over the bread. 
  • Sprinkle paprika and parsley flakes over the butter and garlic and using a spatula spread it evenly over the bread.
  • Top with the grated Parmesan cheese and using a spatula lightly spread it over the top of the bread. 
  • Wrap the garlic bread in foil and set on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake in a preheated oven (at 375 degrees F.) for 10 minutes then remove the bread from the oven, carefully open the foil up, and put the bread back in the oven so it 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 warm.

Serving Suggestions

This garlic bread makes a delicious side dish or appetizer that can be served with Pasta, Soups and Salads.

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