This Italian seasoned garlic bread is super easy to make, can be made ahead of time and makes a delicious side dish or appetizer. 

Italian Garlic Bread Slice

This garlic bread is a great reason to pick up some fresh French bread next time you’re at the grocery store.

You know the ones, those warm freshly baked loaves of French bread in a basket right next to the checkout.

They smell so heavenly it’s almost impossible not to grab one and put it in my shopping cart.

Now you have a delicious recipe to make with French bread.

Italian Garlic Bread Slice

Make Ahead of Time

This garlic bread can be partially made ahead of time (all but the baking part).

So that all that has to be done is to bake the garlic bread just before serving. 

About the Ingredients

This recipe is made with granulated garlic and dried herbs that taste similar to Italian seasoning.

And this garlic bread is topped with grated Parmesan cheese to add a little crunch after it’s baked.

And if there’s any leftovers, store the garlic bread in the refrigerator and toast it in a toaster oven.

About Serving

Garlic bread is a quick and easy appetizer, or side dish that goes with just about any main dish.

It tastes wonderful with soups and stews, salad, pasta, and alongside vegetables.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Italian Garlic Bread Ingredients

French bread, butter, granulated garlic, dried basil leaves, dried oregano, ground black pepper, grated Parmesan cheese, olive oil, fresh parsley (curly or flat Italian)

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

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

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Add Softened Butter in Bowl

In a medium size mixing bowl…

Softened Butter in Bowl

…add softened butter.

Add garlic powder to bowl

To the bowl…

Add garlic powder to bowl

…add granulated garlic…

Add dried oregano in bowl

…dried oregano…

Add dried oregano to bowl

…dried basil…

Add pepper to bowl

…and ground black pepper.

Butter and Herbs in Bowl

Next,

Mix butter herbs and spices in bowl

Seasoned softened butter in bowl

…mix together.

Spread softened butter on bread

Using a soft spatula,

Spread softened butter on bread

spread the butter mixture evenly on top of the bread…

Seasoned Butter on Bread

…including on the cut end of the bread.

Add parmesan cheese on bread

Top with an even layer of grated Parmesan cheese.

Seasoned butter and parmesan on bread

Garlic bread on pan

Put the garlic bread on a small baking sheet or pizza pan (ungreased).

Baked garlic bread on pan

Bake in a preheated oven until the garlic bread is crispy (about 12 minutes).

Cut Italian garlic bread

Transfer the bread onto a cutting board…

Cut Italian Garlic Bread

…and cut it into the desired size pieces.

Add a light drizzle of olive oil on top of the bread.

Chopped parsley on board

Parsley on Garlic Bread

Top with…

Parsley on garlic bread

…chopped fresh parsley.

Italian Garlic Bread on board

And serve warm.

Italian Garlic Bread on board

Next,

Italian Garlic Bread on plate

…dig in and enjoy.

Italian Seasoned Garlic Bread on plate

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Italian Garlic Bread

Easy Italian Seasoned Garlic Bread

This crispy and flavorful garlic bread is super easy to make and tastes wonderful as an appetizer or side dish.
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1/4 loaf of French Bread cut 1 loaf in half widthwise, then cut 1 of the halves in half lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons butter (salted) softened
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 2 dashes ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 drizzles olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley (curly or flat leaf - Italian parsley)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add softened butter, granulated garlic, dried basil leaves, dried oregano leaves and ground black pepper. Mix together until combined.
  • With a soft spatula, evenly spread the butter mixture on the cut side of the bread. Also spread the butter mixture on the cut end of the bread.
  • Top with an even layer of grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Put the bread on a small cookie sheet or pizza pan (ungreased).
  • Bake in a preheated oven until warmed through with crispy edges (about 12 minutes).
  • Cut the bread into the desired size pieces.
  • Top with a light drizzle of olive oil and chopped fresh parsley.
  • Serve while warm.