Garlic Bread

Total Time:
8 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
3 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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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Delicious! I added fresh parsley to the melted butter and garlic along with garlic powder. Very quick and easy to make. Loved it. Try using fresh Parmesan shavings instead of the store bought in containers.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love garlic so I wasn't sure this would be something I would make again but this this my new go to recipe. The entire family loved it AND it doesn't get any easier than this. PERFECT!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, outstanding! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Outstanding Family loved it. No more frozen garlic bread for us. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Right on the $$$$ item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make! The fresh bread was so much better than the frozen kind. The garlic was too overpowering for my taste, however. I will heat the butter and EVOO next time alone and then sprinkle the bread with a little garlic salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!) item not reviewed by moderator and published
LITERALLY 2 MINUTES WORTH OF WORK AND SUPER DELISH! A KEEPER! OTHER WELL KNOWN CHEFS THAT I ALSO LOVE USE SO MANY INGREDIENTS AND THEY DO NOT TASTE AS GOOD. I KNEW RACHEY'S RECIPE WOULD BE GOOD. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect! So so easy, my boyfriend was extremely impressed! I used a dutch crunch bread and it was fantastic item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Scrumptious! Easy! My boyfriend and I loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVE garlic and butter especially on toasted bread! This was amazing bread!! I will absolutely be making this from now! item not reviewed by moderator and published
DELICIOUSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! THE BEST! item not reviewed by moderator and published
DELICIOUS AND EASY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and Tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and so easy. I like to add a little pesto sauce on mine before spreading on the butter mixture. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 item not reviewed by moderator and published
VERY TASTY!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to do. Would have liked a little more garlic and crispier bread, but overall, very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Went great with our speghetti. Super Simple, even my five year old loved it!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is incredibly simple to make and tastes fantastic. Great leftover too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Don't waste your time trying other recipes. This is the best garlic bread I've ever had. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this garlic bread for my valentine's day dinner with my husband and he absolutely LOVED it. I will definitely be making this again and the thing is that it is so easy to make. If you're looking for a great recipe for garlic bread, look no further, this is the one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hands down the best garlic bread I've ever had. I also added some chopped oregano and parsley for some more flavor, and very delicious paired with chicken parmesan or spaghetti. A no-fail recipe that takes no longer than 5 mins and is extremely good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I ended up coming across this recipe while heating up leftovers, and must agree with some of my fellow critics here that it was arguably the best garlic bread i've ever made. I was in a hurry trying to construct the best tasting garlic toast all while my leftovers frantically sizzled to completion when it hit me..."What would Rachael Do?" Flew over to the ol' PC and checked out the usual go to website to find this perfect recipe! How perfect...infusing the butter sauce with fresh garlic and topping it off with a lil' parm and parsley....sooo good! Not gonna lie I like a little kick so I also sprinkled a little crushed red pepper. Turned out perfect....next time I think I'm going to use a combo of spices, ie. italian seasoning. None the less great taste and super easy! Thank you Rachel...we appreciate it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was asked to take garlic bread to a friend's dinner party and didn't want to show up with the usual boring recipe. The day before the party I did a trial run with this recipe and one by Emeril. I have to say Emeril's was good, but this one was amazing! This is the best garlic bread I've ever tasted, and it's so easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made 6 loaves of this bread for a large family gathering, and it was a big hit! The cheese is what makes this better than other garlic breads! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The grated cheese on top is the kicker! I doubled the garlic amount as I LOVE garlic and used Smart Balance in place of the butter to reduce cholesterol. I minced the garlic fine with a little kosher salt using my chef's knife and it was a breeze! Fast and easy recipe that I have ever encountered! item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was just an OK garlic bread, i would less the garlic a tad. but its was ok. nothing to brag about. sorry Rachael Ray. =[ item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not a big fan of crusty bread, so I thought this recipe would work with pretty much anything. I followed the super easy instructions and added the butter to my wheat bread. Then I added some sun-dried tomato and basil seasoning and parmasean cheese and it was PERFECT!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used this recipe last night for a dinner party. Everyone loved it. I omitted the parsley and cheese--just forgot to add it. Brushed french loaf with butter before baking in the oven. I was surprised how good and garlicky the flavor was for such a quick recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum-o! I used Romano cheese on this bread and it was a complete hit for my Sunday night football guests. It's a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and quickly made. Good for entertaining. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! Love the garlic flavor... Made a small batch without garlic for the breath conscious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was a bit too crunchy. the kids didn't really like the crunch factor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My hands reeked of garlic for 2 days, but the garlic bread turned out okay. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very simple to make & wonderfully flavored. Garlic is just a wonderful ingredient to add to all food ;) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tastes great and its quick and easy! A nice addition to any meal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Doubled recipe for a buffet for 30. Used huge loaves of French bread with grated romano cheese. It disappeared. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I bought a loaf that had a cheese topping for this bread. It is amazing how the garlic taste gets infused into the butter in a minute in the microwave. I sprinkled parmesan on both halves and topped only one half with the parsley so that my young kids wouldn't be turned off. This is great and highly recommend it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was great item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was excelent and easy to do tomake a man fall in love with you more specially an italian food lover. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husbands new favorite garlic bread...quite easy to do as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This garlic bread is good. It's also not too buttery like the kind you buy at the store. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my friends the other night and it was a hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is such a quick and easy side dish for any pasta! And it was so good! Mine got a little burned because I forgot it in the broiler, but it was still delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not bad. A little messy. For my usual garlic bread, I use butter and garlic powder and then toast under broiler. It's easier to make and has a more galicky flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everytime I make this for dinner parties I get rave reviews! Easy and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is just wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The absolute best garlic bread ever. It is a little awkward during prep (trying to hold onto garlic and tomatoes get messy) but worth it! I had to make it everyday for a week for my pleading family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
quick, easy & good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So simple.......So gooooooooood! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's so good. Can't believe it's so easy to make, too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
As good as any nice restaurant! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used to just use frozen garlic bread b/c it was so easy to make - but this is just as easy (if not easier) and tastes so much better and more fresh. I've definately found a new staple for my meals. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe for Garlic Bread and so yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nothing better than bread with butter, garlic, and parmesan. item not reviewed by moderator and published
fast and efficiant item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was fabulous!!! No longer will I buy store bought garlic bread. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe along with Rachael's Pasta Putanesca. This garlic bread was the best I have ever had! All the flavor was there but it wasn't soggy with butter like so much of the garlic bread that you heat from the store or heat from the freezer. I added a little romano cheese to the top and it really finished it off. Our little family of three at the entire loaf (well, ok, our standard poodle had to have the last bite). item not reviewed by moderator and published
This garlic bread was so easy and delicious!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasteful garlic bread! Loved it alot. Word of advice to people who are going to try this recipe. If you are going to add cheese to the bread, make sure you don't bake the bread too much before added the spread mixture. If you toast the bread too much, once you put the bread back into the oven to melt the cheese, your bread will get burnt. Trust me, I know from expierence! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually by my garlic bread pre made, I never will again. This was fabulous! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Different microwaves have different wattages. Giving it a 3 because your microwave obviously cooks at a higher wattage doesn't make sense. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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