Garlic Bread

Homemade Garlic Bread – the ultimate garlic bread recipe! Crispy French loaf topped with butter, garlic, lemon, dijon mustard, paprika, cayenne, Worcestershire, parsley, onion powder, thyme, red pepper flakes, and parmesan cheese. This is the perfect side for pasta, soups, and salads. Whip it up in just minutes for a flavorful addition to your favorite dishes.

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Spicy Garlic Bread Recipe

This Homemade garlic bread is bursting with garlic flavor that transforms any meal into a mouthwatering experience. Crusty French bread loaf, generously slathered with a delectable mixture of butter, zesty minced garlic, and savory herbs. The result is a crisp, golden crust with a soft and garlicky interior and a perfect balance of textures. Whether enjoyed as a side dish to pasta, a complement to a hearty stew, or even on its own, Homemade Garlic Bread is the epitome of comfort and flavor. It’s the kind of dish that leaves you craving just one more slice.

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How to Make Homemade Garlic Bread

This bread is effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a small bowl, stir together softened butter, lemon juice, fresh garlic cloves, dijon mustard, paprika, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, fresh parsley, onion powder, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Add grated parmesan cheese and stir to combine.

Cut a loaf of french bread in half lengthwise. Place bread on a baking sheet cut side up. Spread the garlic butter mixture over the bread. Bake in a preheated oven until crispy. Sprinkle with dried parsley and cut into slices.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use unsalted butter. You can use salted butter if you prefer. 
  • Can substitute a loaf of Italian bread.
  • Add a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese to put this bread over the top!
  • Should I use fresh garlic or garlic powder? I love the flavor of fresh garlic. You can use substitute garlic powder.
  • Is Homemade Garlic Bread spicy? There is a kick of heat from the cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes. If you are sensitive to heat, omit those ingredients.
  • Can I freeze Garlic Bread? Yes. You can freeze the bread baked or unbaked.
    • Assemble the bread and place it on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer. Once the bread is frozen. Wrap the halves in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and store in the freezer for up to 4 months.
    • When ready to bake, thaw and bake as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with the Best Garlic Bread

This is the BEST garlic bread ever! One bite and you’re sure to agree. When it comes to what to serve alongside this delicious bread, the possibilities are endless. For a classic combination, serve it alongside your favorite pasta dishes, such as spaghetti bolognese, baked ziti, or a hearty lasagna. It’s also an excellent addition to soup night; pair it with a warm bowl of tomato soup or White Chicken Chili.  It’s also a fantastic addition to a hearty salad adding an extra layer of texture and taste to your greens. Whether you’re enjoying it with Italian cuisine, a warm bowl of soup, or a fresh salad, this bread is sure to become a family favorite!

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Homemade Garlic Bread

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Homemade Garlic Bread – the ultimate garlic bread recipe! Crispy French loaf topped with butter, garlic, lemon, dijon mustard, paprika, cayenne, Worcestershire, parsley, onion powder, thyme, red pepper flakes, and parmesan cheese. This is the perfect side for pasta, soups, and salads. Whip it up in just minutes for a flavorful addition to your favorite dishes. 

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • In a small bowl, stir together softened butter, lemon juice, fresh garlic cloves, dijon mustard, paprika, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, fresh parsley, onion powder, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Add grated parmesan cheese and stir to combine.
  • Cut a loaf of French bread in half lengthwise. Place bread on a baking sheet cut side up. Spread the garlic butter mixture over the bread.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, until crispy. Sprinkle with dried parsley and cut into slices.

Notes:

  • I use unsalted butter. You can use salted butter if you prefer. 
  • Can substitute a loaf of Italian bread.
  • Add a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese to put this bread over the top!
  • Should I use fresh garlic or garlic powder?I love the flavor of fresh garlic. You can use substitute garlic powder.
  • Is Homemade Garlic Bread spicy? There is a kick of heat from the cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes. If you are sensitive to heat, omit those ingredients.
  • Can I freeze Garlic Bread? Yes. You can freeze the bread baked or unbaked.
    • Assemble the bread and place it on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer. Once the bread is frozen. Wrap the halves in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and store in the freezer for up to 4 months.
    • When ready to bake, thaw and bake as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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