October 4, 2021

The BEST Garlic Bread

The BEST Garlic Bread
The secret to the best garlic bread is to keep it simple + to use tons of fresh garlic! This is such a quick and simple recipe, and its one that my whole family can always agree on as a side for dinner. We just can’t resist the golden crisp edges and the soft buttery center. Serve this as an accompaniment to a variety of my recipes; I especially love it with Shrimp Oreganata, Melt-in-your-Mouth Meatballs, or my Minestrone Soup.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4


  • 1 loaf of Italian or French bread
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced on microplane
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • Scant ½ tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice the loaf in half lengthwise and open it so the cut sides are facing up.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter, olive oil, garlic, oregano and salt.
  • Spread the butter mixture onto both halves of the bread. Place the top half of the bread onto the bottom half.
  • Make 1-inch thick slices into the bread, only cutting through ¾ of the way so that the bread stays together. Wrap tightly in foil.
  • Place the garlic bread in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the crust is slightly crispy and the center is still soft.
  • Remove from the oven and serve hot.
Keyword kid-friendly, vegetarian
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