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garlic bread sliced

The Best Garlic Bread You'll Ever Have

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!
Course Appetizer, Bread, Side Dish
Keyword garlic bread recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 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.