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Easy Peasy Garlic Bread is buttery, garlicky and the easiest and best side dish to any pasta dish or bowl of soup. Only 3 simple ingredients needed to have this delicious bread on your table for dinner.
This Easy Peasy Garlic Bread is my all time favorite garlic bread. It has been my favorite since I was a little girl. I asked for it often! My grandma and mom always made it every time we had rigatoni or spaghetti. We also always had it along side Busy Day Steak, Beef Stew and pretty much anything else! It really does go with everything. The best accompaniment to any meal! My kids now ask for it all the time, and I don't mind one bit because as an adult it is still one of my favorite side dishes.
This post was originally posted on 08/14/2018 and updated on 01/18/2021.
Ingredients for the Easiest Garlic Bread
- French Bread Loaf
- Salted Butter
- Dried Minced Garlic
Dried Garlic vs Fresh Garlic
You can use either type of garlic for this recipe. You can even use garlic powder. Each type of garlic will leave just a slightly different level of intensity with the garlic flavor. I like using dried minced garlic. Mainly because that's how I grew up eating it, but also because I love how the dried garlic rehydrates while baking. It ends up having the best flavor and texture, especially combined with the butter! When using the dried garlic it is easier to evenly sprinkle over the bread. Fresh garlic will still have moisture so it can be finicky when trying to create an even layer. You are more than welcome to use whichever garlic you like better.
How to Make the Best Easy Garlic Bread
Step 1: Cut Bread
Cut the loaf of French bread in half lengthwise and lay open side up.
Step 2: Butter & Garlic
Spread the butter evenly over both pieces of bread, and then liberally sprinkle with the minced garlic.
Step: Wrap the Bread
Put the halves of bread back together and then wrap with aluminum foil closing the ends.
Step 4: Bake the Bread
Bake the bread at 375° for 20 minutes.
Step 5: Serve and Enjoy
Remove foil, slice bread into 12 slices and serve. Hide the "butts" of the bread for yourself before serving! Does anyone else's family go crazy for the butts? It's a fight in our house for those end pieces, so I just hide them for myself. 😉
What to Serve with Easy Peasy Garlic Bread
- Baked Rigatoni Casserole
- Chicken Wild Rice Soup
- Classic Spaghetti
- Easy 3 Bean Chili
- Chicken & Spinach Stuffed Shells
- Crock Pot Beef Bolognese
- Cheesy Broccoli Soup
- Manicotti with Meat Sauce
- Grandma's Famous Meatloaf
- Baked Potato Soup
Other Side Dishes you May be Interested in...
- Garlic Parmesan Focaccia Bread
- Roasted Asparagus
- Smashed Potatoes
- Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Broccoli
- Easy Dinner Rolls
- Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob
- No Knead Dinner Rolls
Give this delicious and most loved Easy Peasy Garlic Bread a try next time you have pasta or soup and let me know what you think in the comments below along with a star rating, please! Pictures encouraged on Instagram with the hashtag #heathershomemadekitchen You can also follow me on Social Media to see what other crazy things my family and I are doing! If you like what you see, please share with your friends and family!
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Easy Peasy Garlic Bread
- 1 pound French Bread Loaf
- 4 Tablespoons salted butter, softened
- 2 Tablespoons dried minced garlic
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Cut loaf of bread in half lengthwise.
- Slather both halves with 2 Tablespoons of butter each.
- Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of minced garlic on each half of bread.
- Place halves back together and wrap loaf in aluminum foil closing ends.
- Bake in oven 20 minutes.
- Remove foil and slice into 12 pieces. Serve and Enjoy!