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5 from 7 votes

Garlic Bread

Garlic bread is a tasty side made with Italian bread, garlic, butter, olive oil, cheese, and parsley, baked in the oven, and broiled for the last minute to ensure an ultra crispy golden top.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 10 pieces


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf Italian parsley minced
  • salt to taste
  • 1 loaf seeded Italian bread
  • 3 tablespoons Pecorino Romano grated


  • Preheat oven to 350f and set the first rack in the middle and the other rack to the top 1/3 of the oven.
  • Saute the garlic in the butter and oil for 2-3 minutes over medium-low heat or until fragrant. Turn off the heat and add in the crushed red pepper flakes and parsley along with a pinch of salt (to taste).
  • Split the bread lengthwise and open it up like a book. Brush or pour the garlic butter all over the bread making sure to evenly distribute it. Sprinkle with the Pecorino then cover with foil.
  • Bake for 12 minutes on the lower rack then remove the foil and move the bread to the higher rack. Broil for 1-3 minutes or until the bread is golden around the sides and sizzling but not burnt. Watch the whole time and be prepared to remove it quickly.
  • Once finished, slice the bread and serve. Enjoy!


  • Any type of bread can be used.  Ciabatta, baguette, and all types of crusty bread work well.
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese can be added during the broiling stage.
  • Leftovers can be saved for up to 3 days in the fridge and should be reheated in the oven.


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.1g | Protein: 5.7g | Fat: 11.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 564mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg