Homemade Garlic Bread is the BEST! Skip the frozen aisle and make your own using just a few key ingredients.
French bread, minced garlic, softened butter, fresh parsley and parmesan cheese combine to make this an epic family dinner side!
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with foil, parchment or a silicone mat.
Make the garlic butter
In a small bowl, mash together the softened butter, garlic, half of the parmesan, parsley and olive oil until well combined.
Cut the bread in half lengthwise
Slather the garlic butter evenly over both pieces, and sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese over the top.
Bake in the oven for 8 -10 minutes until golden brown (keep an eye on it).
Slice and devour.
SubstitutionsParsley - can sub 1 Tbs Italian Seasoning if preferred.Parmesan – if you don’t have fresh, use the green canned kind.Garlic powder can be used in place of fresh garlic. Use 1/2 teaspoon for every clove (so in this case, you'll need 2 tsp). Avoid the jarred garlic if you can. Since garlic is a prominent feature of this bread, fresh garlic just tastes better.Storing leftoversLeftover garlic bread can be wrapped in foil and refrigerated for up to 2 days. To reheat, bake the wrapped bread at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes until heated through.Freezing instructionsThis recipe can also be frozen before baking. Cover tightly with foil and wrap with plastic wrap. Freeze.Remove from the freezer, and bake as directed, adding an extra 5-10 minutes on if not thawed.