This is a super simple recipe for those nights when you want the comforting, cheesy perfection of a warm loaf of Garlic Bread.
I absolutely love bread in general and garlic bread might be at the top of the list for my all time favorite indulgences. I don’t make it often but this is the recipe that I love to make when we do have it.
This will take you just minutes to make so while the pasta is boiling get this spread going and your bread will hopefully be ready and toasty warm as you sit down to the table.
Here is the quick and easy recipe– please note this is completely adaptable to your own taste! You can add more cheese, use less garlic, more garlic…. this will still super delish.
This spread makes enough for 1 loaf of fresh bread to be generously buttered.
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese - finely grated
- ½ cup butter softened
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 1-2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Finely mince your garlic and grate Parmesan Cheese.
- Add softened butter to a mixing bowl with a whisk attachment.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
- The spread should be fluffy after mixing.
- Slice french bread in half and spread mixture all over top of each half.
- Fold the halves back together so the cut sides are touching and wrap in foil.
- Place in oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven, open the bread and flatten out foil. Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until completely toasted.
I like to sprinkle a little extra cheese on top of the bread after it does the initial 10 minutes in the oven. You can use more Parmesan or if you prefer Mozzarella is delicious for a gooey cheese bread.
I also save a bit of time but cutting chunks of Parmesan cheese and then I just put them in the food processor rather than grating. You can use a canned Parmesan cheese instead but fresh Parmesan has so much more flavor, I prefer that.
Oh and I find that Italian Seasoning from the bulk bins at the grocery store has a really fresh taste as opposed to dried seasoning in jars. It is literally pennies to pick up a small amount of seasoning or you can substitute Ranch Seasoning Mix if you prefer that flavor. I like a well seasoned bread so we use 2 teaspoons of seasoning but for a milder flavor you might use just one.
And that is it! I hope you like this bread as much as I do!
And you might also want to check out:
Crock Pot Marinara Sauce (this makes an amazing dip for the bread!)