homemade garlic bread

Homemade Garlic Bread

May 17, 2022 7 Comments

This recipe for homemade garlic bread is so easy to make and the perfect compliment to any meal.

Homemade Garlic Bread

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito

Theres nothing better then a nice big toasty piece of homemade garlic bread.

Everyone deserves to have a great recipe for it in their collection. This one is my go to for sure.

homemade garlic bread cover

Garlic bread is one of those things that everybody loves and I totally get why.

Slathering bread in garlic butter and baking it is irresistible to almost everyone.

I know this for a fact based on one thing.

garlic bread finished

Have you ever ordered garlic bread out to dinner with a group of friends or family?

The basket is finished in no time. There’s never even one piece left standing.

spreading butter on garlic bread

The flavors are so simple but go so perfectly together.

I love ordering it out but homemade garlic bread is so easy to make at home.

slicing garlic bread

Believe me it’s just as delicious, too!

My family loves when I serve this as an appetizer. I know if you try it you’ll love it, too.

Easy Appetizer Ideas

Here are some other super easy appetizer ideas that go perfectly with any meal.

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What bread should I use?

There are a lot of different options to use for a great homemade garlic bread.

They key is the compound butter. So once that’s made it can really go on anything.

loaf of italian bread

I used Italian bread here but French, sourdough, ciabatta, or even plain white bread slices work just fine.

Pick your favorite!

Homemade garlic butter ingredients

garlic bread ingredients
  • Italian bread
  • Butter (room temperature)
  • Garlic minced
  • Dried oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Fresh parsley
  • Olive oil


First, slice the Italian bread horizontally down the middle.

sliced Italian bread

Then slice each piece down vertically.

sliced italian bread

Now in a small bowl, add room temperature butter.

room temperature butter

Then add the garlic and all the seasonings.

seasoned butter

Next add the fresh chopped parsley.

fresh parsley going into butter

Drizzle with olive oil.

olive oil going into butter

Then stir everything together until it’s evenly combined.

mixing the ingredients into the butter

After that, place the bread cut side up onto a baking sheet.

spoon full of butter

Then spread the butter evenly only each piece of bread.

spreading seasoned butter onto italian bread

Place it in the oven and bake the bread for about 15 minutes at 375°.

oven preheating to 375 degrees

Bake the bread until it’s nice and toasty on the outside and the butter is melted on top.

finished garlic bread

Lastly, slice the bread about 2” thick and serve warm or room temperature.

Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe Video

Homemade Garlic Bread

This easy and delicious homemade garlic bread is the perfect appetizer for any meal.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: cheesy garlic bread, homemade garlic bread


  • baking sheet


  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • 1 stick Butter (room temperature)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano, dried
  • 2 tbs fresh parsley, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbs olive oil


  • preheat the oven to 375.
  • slice the Italian bread down the middle vertically then again horizontally. This will make 4 pieces. Place them cut side up on a baking sheet.
  • in a small bowl, stir together the butter, garlic, fresh parsley and all of the seasonings.
  • Spread the butter mixture evenly over the top of each piece of bread
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until the bread is toasted and the butter is melted.
  • Slice and enjoy!
Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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  • Anonymous May 17, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    This looks so good! Definitely trying it

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