The Country Cook: Easy Garlic Bread

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Easy Garlic Bread

I don't know about y'all, but I love having some sort of bread with every meal. It can be just a slice of regular ole white bread. Or it can be a biscuit or some cornbread. Meals just never some complete to me without a piece of bread to go along with it. It's just how I grew up. Mom would always make sure we had veggies with supper and there was always some kind of bread. So I guess it is ingrained in me at this point. Anyhow, one of my favorites from childhood is my Momma's garlic bread. She would slather a garlic butter mixture on the bread and throw it in the oven while she was making supper. Oh boy, the house would smell so good. Especially when she was making it with one of my favorite childhood meals, spaghetti. So here's my Mom's garlic bread. It still tastes wonderful to me every single time I make it. Although, I love it more when I eat it at her house! It's simple, easy and delicious.
1 loaf of French bread
1 stick butter (or margarine), softened
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried parsley
Preheat oven to 400F degrees. In a bowl, mix together softened butter, garlic powder and parsley.
Slice bread into 1-inch slices.
Spread butter mixture on one side of each bread slice.
Reassemble loaf onto heavy duty aluminum foil.
Wrap loaf securely with aluminum foil.
 Put loaf onto baking sheet.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes until hot and butter is melted onto bread.
Be careful when opening. That aluminum foil and bread will be hot. Nice crusty bread with a warm garlic butter topping - yum!
Cooks Notes: You can use fresh garlic with this. One clove will work. Just make sure it is finely minced. It's not fun to bite into a big ole chunk of garlic. Short on time? You can microwave this bread too. The bread won't be crispy like making it in the oven though. Don't wrap the bread in foil. Microwave half a loaf at a time. Lay pieces side by side on a microwave-safe plate (that has been covered with a paper towel.) Cover bread slices with a paper towel and microwave on medium (50%) for about 2-3 minutes.


  1. I love the smell (and taste) of garlic bread!

  2. That's how my mom made it, too! Now I want spagetti for supper!

  3. Oh I love easy recipes like this. YUM! Everything always tastes better at mama's huh? *-*

  4. Just now made this, it is baking in my oven & my house smells phenomenal that I know it will taste delicious with our spaghetti dinner! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. There is something just so comforting about warm, buttery, garlic bread.

  6. This recipe rocks! I was looking for an easy garlic bread recipe and stumbled upon your site. Definitely a favorite in my house :)

  7. What a wonderful way to make it! I love it! Thanks!

  8. This is how I make mine only I also add Parmesan cheese to the butter mixtures as well. Making some tomorrow with dinner for sure now.

  9. I will be making this garlic bread on Wednesday. My question is if I have leftovers can I freeze then and if so what would be the best way to do that. Thanks.


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