Garlic Bread

June 19th, 2009 by katie

Just a quick one before the weekend.  We had spaghetti and meatballs last night which is a family favorite and one of those meals that requires a good crusty, buttery hunk of bread.

Garlic Bread

makes 1 loaf, prep 5 min, cook 15 min
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Slice loaf of bread in half horizontally.
  3. Spread one side with softened butter.
  4. In a small bowl, combine oil, garlic, and herbs.
  5. Spread the other side of the bread with garlic mixture.
  6. Close bread and wrap in foil.
  7. Bake for 10-15 or until hot and steamy.
  8. If desired, separate loaf and position cut sides up on a baking sheet under the broiler.
  9. Broil until toasted and crunchy. Watch it carefully! I can’t tell you how many loaves of garlic bread I have burnt to cinders.

A tip for those of you who make and freeze spaghetti sauce, the garlic bread can also be made ahead of time up to the point of baking it.  Just spread it with the butter and garlic, then wrap tightly and freeze.  You can reheat straight from the freezer (it will take a little longer to warm all the way through).

That’s it, have a great weekend!  Happy Father’s Day, dads!

Last year, Father’s Day: Top Sirloin with Red Wine Sauce

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7 Responses

  1. stephen

    one of the best all time easiest dishes to make. roasting the garlic, shallots and adding braised leeks is nice too.

  2. Angie

    Great recipe! Garlic is fresh right now from California. Harvest recently began in Gilroy.

  3. sweetbird

    While I was in Florida I saw a clamshell container of three yellow hued gelatinous blobs with green and black flecks – what the grocery store passed off as “garlic spread” for breads. I almost yarfed.

    Thank you for making garlic bread appealing once again.

  4. Nancy

    I make this too with a recipe that’s very similar. It’s yummy. And way better than the ‘gelatinous blobs’ that Sweetbird mentioned above.

  5. marguerite

    *drool* I LOVE garlic bread!

  6. noelle

    omg i just made it! it took like 15 minutes and it tastes awesome =D

  7. Jeanette

    I loved the Better Butter and garlic bread recipes! Thanks for posting! 🙂

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