Garlic bread recipe

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This garlic bread recipe is such a simple starter or side to make. All you need is a soft French baguette, garlic, butter and parsley and it’s ready to be enjoyed

garlic bread recipe
  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories325 Kcal16%
Sugar2.4 g3%
Fat15.2 g22%
Saturated Fat9.0 g45%
Salt1.06 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein7.2 g14%
Carbohydrates42.6 g16%
Salt1.06 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Garlic bread is the ultimate starter or side and it's so easy to make your own at home! Follow our simple recipe to make your own garlic bread at home...

Our classic garlic bread recipe is so easy to make and needs only 4 ingredients. This easy garlic bread recipe serves 6 people and will take only 20 mins to prepare and cook.

We’ve used French bread or baguette in this recipe but you can also use ciabatta bread or even crusty rolls to make each of your family members or dinner party guests, their own garlic bread roll - delicious!

For a little something extra, why not add some cheese in between the slices for an indulgent, gooey finish. You could even sprinkle with a bit of paprika or cayenne for a kick of spice.

This mouth-watering Italian bread makes the perfect starter or side alongside a bowl of freshly cooked pasta. Leftover garlic bread can be stored in an airtight container or wrapped in tin foil and kept in the fridge for up to 2 days. Of course, its best made and eaten on the same day for the best flavour.


  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 100g salted butter, softened
  • 3tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1 loaf French bread




  1. Heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark .
  2. Mix the garlic into the softened butter with the parsley.
  3. Cut the French stick into slices, without cutting right through the bread. Spread the butter in between each slice, then wrap the bread in a sheet of foil and bake for 10-15 mins until golden brown and crispy. Serve immediately.
Top Tip for making Garlic bread

You can make this butter a few days in advance, wrap it tightly in cling film until needed. It can also be frozen, but don’t store for more than 1 month as garlic can develop a stronger flavour if kept for too long

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies