It’s no secret I am a garlic bread lover! You might think this is a little odd but sometimes when I was a freshman in college I would eat it for breakfast! haha My roommates thought a was a little weird but I got one of them to join in with me.
This garlic mixture is to-die-for! It’s beyond easy to make and tastes far better than store-bought garlic bread. It would taste so good just spread across sandwich bread and toasted in the toaster oven (or oven.)
We eat Christmas Eve dinner every year with my in-laws. This past year they asked us to bring the garlic bread to go with the lasagna. I thought about making my own french bread and garlic mixture but just didn’t have the time for it. So I went to Walmart to just pick some ready-to-go garlic bread. Well don’t you know that Walmart is super crazy on Christmas Eve! I survived shopping there, just me and my 2 boys but they only had french bread. So I made my own mixture to go on top. I found the recipe from A Sweet Pea Chef and I just slightly changed it.
It’s so easy! Butter salt, pepper, parsley, parmesan cheese and of course garlic!
Spread it on top. There is just enough to spread evenly. Which is how I like it. I feel like the store bought garlic bread has way too much butter.
Broil it and it’s done! This is SO much better than store bought! I will never buy garlic bread again.
- 4-5 large cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
- ¾ tsp. kosher salt
- ⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated (plus more to sprinkle on top if desired)
- 1 loaf fresh bread (french, baguette, sourdough, ciabatta), cut lengthwise
- Preheat your oven broiler on the low setting.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the bread to make a paste/spread. Using a flat knife or spoon, spread the butter mixture evenly over the non-crusted portion of the bread. Sprinkle with additional grated parmesan if desired.
- Set both sides of the bread, spread-side up, on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and place in the center of the oven under the broiler until the butter is melted and the top starts to becomes golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Take care to pay attention to the bread so it does not burn — it can cook quickly under the broiler.
- Once golden, remove from the broiler and set on a cutting board. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes in order to handle. Using a serrated bread knife, cut the bread into portions and serve.
Slightly adapted from A Sweet Pea Chef