simple garlic bread
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5 from 3 votes

Garlic Bread

This simple crusty garlic bread is perfect for pairing with your favorite soups, pasta, and Italian dishes. Each slice is packed full of flavor and buttery goodness. It's so good that you'll have to be careful that it doesn't disappear before you serve it.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Artisan Bread, Crusty Bread, French Baguette, French Bread, Garlic Butter Spread, Homemade
Category: Breads
Cooking Method: Bake
Difficulty: Super Easy
Development Status: Finished
Servings: 12
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Valerie Cooper


  • 1 baguette approx 12 to 14 ounces and 22 to 24 inches long
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning optional
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix together the softened butter1, Italian seasoning, minced garlic, and salt.
  • Cut the baguette in half and then slice each half lengthwise (you'll have 4 quarters). Spread the butter evenly on the inside of each quarter of the baguette.
  • Place the baguette quarters on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake on the middle rack for 6 to 7 minutes or until the edges of the baguette begin to brown.
  • Remove from the oven, allow to cool to touch, and cut into 1-inch thick slices.
  • Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg