Homemade Garlic Bread

How to make garlic bread? You’re going to love this recipe. Garlic bread goes great with pasta dishes and it’s the perfect accompaniment for soups and chowders.





  • 8 Tbls (1 stick) of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 Tbls minced garlic (or more)
  • 1 1/2 Tsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tsp chopped chives, optional
  • 1/2 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Loaf Ciabatta bread or, if you prefer, a French baguette. I love the flavor of Ciabatta bread made with olive oil fresh from the bakery. I think it’s what puts this garlic bread recipe over the top.


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Combine the softened butter, garlic and chives, if using.
  • Carefully cut the bread loaf in half lengthwise and spread the garlic butter on each half.
  • Sprinkle the cheese and parsley over the top of each.
  • Place the bread halves on the prepared baking sheet and bake until golden on the edges, about 12 minutes.  If you prefer, you can broil them until golden, about 1-2 minutes.

You can add a sprinkling of shredded sharp cheddar cheese on top.  One word…delicious!

  • Cut the garlic bread crosswise on the diagonal into 1 1/2 inch slices and serve hot.

Here’s an idea…arrange the garlic bread on a cutting board with a small bowl of Marinara sauce for dipping.


As always, I look forward to your feedback and comments.  How would you rate this delicious garlic bread?

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