Ultimate Garlic Bread

Make this easy Garlic Bread recipe once and I guarantee you will never reach for store-bought ones again! This homemade garlic bread is buttery, garlicky, crunchy and addictive thanks to my secret blend of butter, herbs and parmesan cheese! 

Course Appetizer, side
Cuisine American
Keyword bread with herbs and parmesan, garlic bread, parmesan herb garlic bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 123 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 1 large baguette Italian toast bread or your favorite
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter soft at room temperature (or olive oil or a mixture of both)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup mixed minced fresh herbs (oregano, basil, rosemary, parsley)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice the baguette into slices lengthwise but be careful not to go all the way, so that the slices are not loose and they are still attached to the base of the bread.

  3. In a small bowl, mix the butter, olive oil (if using), herbs, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper then set aside
  4. Take a pastry brush and dip it into the butter mixture then brush with it each side of the baguette.
  5. Repeat with the remaining mixture and baguette.
  6. Wrap the whole baguette in aluminum foil making sure to seal it well, and place it in the oven for15 minutes until the garlic herb flavors are fully absorbed into the bread.
  7. At this point remove it from the oven and wait a few minutes for the foil to cool down before removing it.
  8. Break up the slices with your knife to serve the garlic bread or even better serve it whole and let everyone have fun tearing up their slice! If you prefer a crunchier garlic bread: After removing the foil from the baguette, place it on a baking sheet and return back into the oven to crisp up for 3-10 minutes.

Recipe Notes



Nutrition Facts
Ultimate Garlic Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 148mg6%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.