Garlic Bread

Total Time:
8 min
5 min
3 min

4 servings

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 loaf crusty bread, split
  • 3 tablespoons grated cheese, Parmigiano or Romano, optional
  • Chopped fresh parsley

Combine garlic, butter, and oil in a microwave safe dish or in a small saucepan. Heat garlic and butter and oil in microwave for 1 minute or in a small pot over moderate-low heat for 3 minutes.

Toast split bread under broiler. Remove bread when it is toasted golden brown in color. Brush bread liberally with garlic oil. Sprinkle with cheese, if using, and parsley. If you added cheese, return to broiler and brown 30 seconds. Cut into chunks and serve.

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    Perfect for entertaining! - I toasted the bread, added the spread, parsley, and cheese before guests arrived, so all that was needed later was the VERY brief time under the broiler. (Only microwaved the spread for 30 seconds until the butter was melted, and used a par baked sour dough flute. - turned out really great!)
    Made it as per the video, which is different than the written instructions, with the parmesan cheese. It doesn't have a powerful garlicky taste as you eat the bread, but does leave a very nice garlic aftertaste in your mouth. I was expecting that in your face smack of garlic, not unlike the shrimp scampi at Red Lobster, but that was not the case. All in all, very satisfying. I think a light grating of fresh mozzarella would be more authentic Italian, and a welcome addition.
    Perfect! So so easy, my boyfriend was extremely impressed! I used a dutch crunch bread and it was fantastic
    Well now I have my go-to garlic bread recipe! This was just so yummy...I am excited that I can pretty much make this anytime I am cooking Italian since these ingredients are usually at my house and I can even make this last minute. LOVE IT!! Thank you Rachael!
    This recipe is AMAZING! It took me 40 sec to heat butter garlic and oil... I used the minced garlic in a jar which gave it more flavor and easier to spread yummy garlic flavor. Use this over and over and it's always as good as the first time! Sooooo easy yummy RR!!!
    Good recipe, tasted great. However, if you're heating the oil and garlic in the microwave, 1 minute is too long. I did 1 minute and it burned the garlic to a crisp, so I tried again with 45 seconds and it was perfect.
    This is the best! It tastes amazing from the fresh garlic, and yet the recipe is so simple and quick! This is my go to recipe!
    Scrumptious! Easy! My boyfriend and I loved it!
    I LOVE garlic and butter especially on toasted bread! This was amazing bread!! I will absolutely be making this from now!
    Quick and easy, and very delicious. According to my bro-in-law the last time I made it, it's the best garlic bread he's ever had.
    Easy and Tasty!
    This recipe is excellent and SUPER simple. If you don't have fresh garlic, you can use the chopped garlic that comes in the jar.
    Delicious and so easy. I like to add a little pesto sauce on mine before spreading on the butter mixture.
    I liked it and even though I had tried to remember to add a couple extra cloves of garlic I forgot, so again the flavor wasn't strong but it still tasted good. I also turned off the oven when it was done but forgot to take it out right away so it was crustier than expected but still good.
    This is great! Very much like I used to make it years ago, although I used to put the butter, oil, & garlic on before toasting -- this way is better!  
    As for the comment that the garlic flavor wasn't strong enough, make sure you're using fresh, unsprouted garlic -- i.e., no green stems -- AND try adding a pinch of salt to the oil and butter -- about 1/8 teaspoon -- especially if you're using unsalted butter.  
    Lastly, I didn't have any fresh parsley on hand -- didn't miss it at all, recipe is great without it. In fact, aside from looks, I don't see how it would add much to the recipe.
    me and my friend loved it! Much better than other recipes. We had no parsly so we used rosemary and it tasted just as good. Also we had minced garlic instead of fresh but it still was good. Thanks
    This recipe was SOOO delicious! A new favorite! I used minced garlic in a jar instead of fresh. Still had an amazing garlic flavor versus fresh garlic!
    Very easy to do. Would have liked a little more garlic and crispier bread, but overall, very good.
    Never made homemade garlic bread and this looked easy so thought i would try. I used a french baguette and 2 tsps. jarred minced garlic and then followed the recipe the the T. It was good but I could not taste any of the garlic flavor. While I was disappointed with my first attempt, I am definately going to try again using more minced garlic and maybe some garlic powder!
    Went great with our speghetti. Super Simple, even my five year old loved it!!!!
    It tasted like garlic bread! It was easy and simple. I mircowaved my mixture and added cheese. I should have added a little more cheese. I used a baguette and it was good. I think I'll try Ina's garlic bread and see which recipe I should keep.
    I didn't think much of this when I tasted a piece right after it came out of the broiler. My husband, who ate a late dinner, thought this was much better than the store bought garlic bread I usually serve. It wasn't until I had a piece the next day when I tasted the full flavor of the garlic bread. It was wonderful! Next time, I'll prepare it earlier so it will have time to absorb the flavor. No more store bought garlic bread for my family. Thanks Rachael!
    Don't think I'm kidding when I tell you that I tried this recipe when the BAD reviews complained about too much garlic or too much crunch. Since when is that BAD?! Someone else's 'bad' is my GOOD! love it b/c it IS garlicky and crunchy. I add chopped oregano when I have it handy. Ina's garlic bread with oregano is another recipe I like, but she omits butter and parm. Rachel adds that in hers. So that is why I sometimes 'blend' the best of two garlic bread recipes to make ONE fantastic garlic bread of my own creation.
    This is incredibly simple to make and tastes fantastic. Great leftover too!
    I wanted a quick garlic bread to eat alongside some tomato soup. I followed the recipe exactly, but I felt it needed a little more flavor when it was done. I sprinkled it with a little sea salt and garlic powder and it was delicious! My fiance couldn't stop eating it!
    Don't waste your time trying other recipes. This is the best garlic bread I've ever had.
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