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The Best Garlic Bread You’ll Ever Eat

This easy homemade BEST garlic bread recipe has fresh herbs, tons of flavorful roasted garlic, and is perfectly toasted. This garlic bread is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser! 

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

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garlic bread on a baking sheet

A few years ago Tony and I started making homemade garlic bread to go with my favorite turkey meatballs.

Of course a classic, easy spaghetti and meatballs dinner needs garlic bread for dipping so I went on a quest which involved several loaves of bread, chopped garlic, real butter and herbs. It also involved a few stomach aches (heym I’m human and sometimes you can’t stop at one slice)!

But alas, we landed on a delightful, mouth watering garlic bread recipe that I can’t stop making.

garlic bread sliced

If you’re not familiar with my best of series, you’re about to be! It’s a series full of delicious, mouth-watering recipes that are truly *THE BEST*. I mean we’re talking insanely good worth the calories type of recipes! I don’t make them often, but when I do, it’s WORTH making them. Just trust me.

Here are just a few:

Cinnamon Rolls

Deep Dish Pizza

Apple Crisp

Best Healthy Turkey Chili

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

and now…


piece of garlic bread

This garlic bread is EASY and simple to make. Just take a loaf of Italian or French bread, slather butter, garlic, parsley and salt all over and BAKE.

If you’re feeling like you love a little cheese on your bread, you can sprinkle it on at the end.

garlic bread recipe

This garlic bread is worth making. I like to use 1/2 cup butter, but you can always reduce it to 1/3 cup and still get AWESOME results.

I hope you LOVE this recipe as much as we do here.

garlic bread sliced on parchment paper

If you make this recipe, be sure to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram.

You can also make the recipe, then leave a comment below. Enjoy this bread. xo!

The Best Garlic Bread You'll Ever Have

5 from 9 votes
garlic bread recipe sliced
Course Appetizer, Bread, Side Dish
Keyword garlic bread recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Serves 8
This easy homemade BEST garlic bread recipe has fresh herbs, tons of flavorful roasted garlic, and is perfectly toasted. This garlic bread is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!


  • 1 pound Italian loaf or French loaf
  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter (can also use salted)*
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • teaspoon sea salt
  • Optional:
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • OR
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • For garnishing:
  • Extra parsley and chives


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Slice bread in half lengthwise and place on a large baking sheet, cut sides up.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix butter, garlic, parsley and salt together until well combined. Spread evenly over bread.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until slightly golden brown on the edges. If you want to add cheese, add it the last 2 minutes of baking. If you like a crispier garlic bread, bake for 3-5 minutes more, watching carefully until it is as golden as you like.

Recipe Notes

TO MAKE VEGAN: Feel free to use a vegan butter.

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