Classic Garlic Bread

Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 12 Tbsp (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large soft Italian or French loaf
  • ¼ Cup grated Parmesan
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley leaves,finely chopped


  • Place rack in the center of oven and preheat to 450° F. You will need a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook stirring occasionally until the butter is golden and the garlic is very fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  • Slice the bread in half lengthwise. Brush the crust with the garlic butter. Turn the bread cut-side up and slice each half crosswise at 2-inch intervals without cutting all the way through, making it pull apart easily when done.
  • Place the bread on the baking sheet and liberally brush the cut sides of the bread with more garlic butter, spreading any remaining garlic evenly over top. Use it all.
  • Sprinkle the loaves with the Parmesan cheese and a pinch of salt and bake until the edges of the bread are a deep golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley. Serve warm.
Keyword vegetarian
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