Easy Garlic Bread Recipe

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If you’re looking for an easy way to make garlic bread, follow this very simple recipe.

Garlic bread is a popular side dish that’s typically served with Italian dishes such as patatas, spaghetti bolognese and lasagne. 

It’s a super simple recipe and is really cheap to prepare. Best of all, it tastes fantastic, especially when dunked into our favourite, saucy dishes. 

Here’s our easy guide on how to make garlic bread. 

What bread is best for making garlic bread? 

The most common bread which is used when making garlic bread is the classic french baguette. However, there really are no strict rules around which loaf you use (some will even use a sourdough loaf, such as ciabatta). 

Kitchen utensils: 

  • Mixing bowl
  • Bake tray
  • Bread knife 
  • Garlic press




Prep time

10 minutes

Cooking time

12 minutes


  • French baguette

  • 150g of butter (at room temperature)

  • 6 – 8 cloves of garlic

  • Parsley

  • Pinch of salt


  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 or 400°F (electric) / 350°F (fan)
  • Start by placing the butter in a bowl, along with the pressed garlic and chopped parsley. Mix well, cover and place in the fridge for 15 minutes 
  • Take the baguette and slice it into even slices, but don’t slice all the way down (leave a centimetre or so so that it all stays together)
  • Take the baguette and butter mix and gently open the slices. Evenly spread the mix to both sides of the bread and then wrap the baguette in foil 
  • Place in the oven for 5 minutes, then remove the foil and cook for a further 6 minutes or until lightly crisped.

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