An Easy Garlic Bread Recipe

An Easy Garlic Bread Recipe

Garlic bread is a staple starter all across Europe, and it has become a well-known addition to spaghetti and pizza dinners all across America. And it is with good reason. 

This buttery, savory, and crunchy side dish is a vehicle for just about any sauce and packs a whole lot of flavor and comfort into a tiny, hand-held package.

We are here to share with you the most tantalizing and easiest garlic bread recipe on the planet.

Garlic and Bread

There are five key ingredients in perfecting garlic bread, and those ingredients are comprised of:

  • Garlic
  • Bread
  • Fat
  • Salt
  • Herbs

Nowadays, everybody and their brother has their perfect combination and variations of these five ingredients, and they are not wrong. In all honesty, when it comes to garlic bread variations, the possibilities are almost endless. 

However, we are here to tell you that those are not the easiest and most awesome garlic bread. No, that recipe is contained right here in this article.

Building the Perfect Garlic Bread

If you want to build the perfect garlic bread, yes, the bread requires some construction, but if the foundation is right, then the garlic bread will be able to check off all the boxes. So what makes the best foundation for garlic bread? Why it is the bread, of course.

You cannot have perfect garlic bread without the ideal vehicle for holding all that gorgeous golden butter. You wouldn’t be serving up the salty, grated parmesan cheese or hoisting all those aromatic and herbaceous scents of garlic and herbs right below your nose. Without a firm bread that can take on a decent toast job.

Our favorite bread for this tried and true household staple? Keto bread.

Keto bread gives you all the bite without the bark. Meaning no insulin spike, and it is full of the crunch, taste, and flavor of bread while giving you ample protein and access to gut-healthy fiber. What other healthful bread does all that and tastes good?

To be honest, we stopped looking after we found keto bread. So let’s get to that recipe before we all die of hunger over here.

Easy Garlic Bread Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Take a full head of garlic and peel it. It’s okay to press it if that makes it easier to peel. We like to bulk batch this step, so it is okay to double and triple these next three steps. We promise you this garlic will be eaten.
  3. In a small oven-friendly ramekin or tart pan, add three tablespoons of high-quality olive oil and your naked heads of garlic. Mix the garlic around, so the cloves are covered.
  4. Cover with aluminum foil and place in the oven for about 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, remove from the oven and allow to cool for five minutes.
  5. Prepare your keto bread by laying it out on a parchment-covered baking sheet.
  6. Grab three tablespoons of butter, and add to your olive oil and garlic container allowing it time to melt.
  7. After the butter has melted, give the garlic butter and oil mixture a little stir to combine oil and butter.
  8. Then, grab a butter knife, scoop up a clove of roasted garlic and begin spreading it thinly across the toast. Grab the next clove and spread it on the next piece, and so on. 
  9. After you have spread the roasted garlic across each piece, flip the bread over and brush lightly with the garlic butter/oil mixture. Anything leftover brush generously on the garlic side. Sprinkle with a mixture of Italian herbs.
  10. Place your sheet pan in the oven and let the bread toast for ten minutes, keeping an eye on it. Allow the edges enough time to get crispy. Then flip over and toast the bak side for five to seven minutes more.
  11. Remove the pan from the oven, sprinkle on some salty parmesan, and you are good to go.

The Gist

No matter the occasion, garlic bread is always the right choice when looking for something savory, crunchy, and satisfying to round out a great meal. Try out this easy garlic bread recipe and leave the guilt at the door because this recipe is full of the good stuff your body needs for fuel to make it through the day.