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homemade garlic bread on foil

Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe

Course: Bread
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 507kcal
This Homemade Garlic Bread recipe is the absolute BEST we have ever tried! The butter melts deep into the bread, creating the ultimate garlicky, carb filled side dish. This recipe is baked and then broiled, making it crispy on the outside and buttery soft on the inside.
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  • 1 16 ounce loaf of Italian or French bread
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter divided (12 tablespoons for the bread and 4 tablespoons for extra dipping butter)
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley divided
  • 1 teaspoon coarse or flaked sea salt
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • Heat oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with foil.
  • Slice the loaf in-half lengthwise, and place each half cut-side up on the prepared baking sheet.
  • In a small saucepan set over LOW heat, combine butter, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. Bring the mixture to a low boil and boil 1 minute. Do NOT allow the garlic to brown. Remove from the heat.
  • Pour the butter through a mesh strainer and into a heatproof bowl.
  • Add 1-tablespoon parsley and mix well.
  • Spread or brush all except 4 tablespoons butter mixture over the bread and sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake the bread at 350°F, on the middle rack of the oven, for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and set the temperature to BROIL.
  • If using Parmesan cheese, sprinkle it onto the bread.
  • Return the bread to the oven and broil 1-2 minutes or until the bread is toasty and golden and the cheese bubbles slightly. *Watch closely so the bread doesn’t burn.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining ½ tablespoon of parsley. Allow the bread to cool 1-minute before slicing.
  • Use leftover butter mixture for a dipping sauce, if desired.
  • Serve immediately.



Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 995IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2.8mg