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Herb Garlic Bread

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 I took this Herb Garlic Bread to a dinner party where it was devoured with gusto. I substituted a 5-grain Italian bread for a minutia of wholesomeness.

This Homemade Garlic Bread is so easy, you’ll never grab a grocery store version again! With a fresh loaf, real garlic and butter, the flavor cannot be beat!

Herb Garlic Bread slice next to loaf on a white platter

Herb Garlic Bread

This simple herb garlic bread is not dripping with butter but still packed with pure garlic deliciousness. The addition of Italian parsley adds a bit of color along with an underlying freshness.

You could certainly add a teaspoon or two of fresh basil, but we loved this as written. A drizzle of olive oil mixed with the butter provided another facet to the flavor profile. I’ll be making this homemade garlic bread again and again!

 Overhead view of slices of Herb Garlic Bread on a white platter

Easy Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe

Growing up, our menus had certain components. An entree was a given along with a vegetable. Sometimes we had a tossed green salad, and there was always a starch.

The latter rotated between potatoes and rice most nights, but often there would be a plate of sliced bread which we’d smear with softened butter if we were still hungry. Garlic bread was rare and always a special addition. Making this herbed version reminded me of what a treat having warm garlic bread with dinner. I will be adding this easy garlic bread recipe to our menu all summer long.

Herb Garlic Bread

Herb Garlic Bread

The perfect bread for nearly every meal! Who doesn't love garlic bread???

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 6 servings


  • 1 loaf of Italian bread (or 5-grain Italian bread)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Slice loaf into 1-inch slices without cutting through to the bottom of the loaf. Set aside.
  3. Place garlic on a cutting board and sprinkle with salt. Chop and mash the garlic with a large, non-serrated knife to form a paste.
  4. Add the paste to a small bowl and mix in the butter and oil, then add the parsley. Spread this garlic butter between the bread slices then wrap the loaf in aluminum foil.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve warm.


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 slices

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 478mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g
Herb Garlic Bread | A perfect addition to nearly any meal!

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19 comments on “Herb Garlic Bread”

  1. I am not surprised this herbal garlic bread was a hit in the dinner party! It looks super duper delicious, Liz.

  2. Garlic bread is my weakness and this one looks amazing!!! So easy too!

  3. This bread looks wonderful and a welcome addition to a BBQ meal. I bet you could even baked it one the BBQ if the temperatures got too high!

  4. Same as you, rice-potato-rice-potato, and once in a blue moon amazing garlic bread. Love this version your with a bit of herbs, lovely flavor and color!

  5. Lovin’ the fresh green color:@)

  6. Forget butter, as long as there’s a big amount of garlic, I’m fine with that 🙂

  7. Love just how much parsley is in this recipe. Never enough garlic bread in my life 😉

  8. Love anything garlic! This herb garlic bread looks absolutely divine, no wonder it was hit at the party!

  9. This bread look incredible! Love the idea of adding fresh parsley to garlic bread!

  10. Liz. I just saw this and HAD to make it immediately. SO GOOD! Thank you for the great recipe!!

  11. We LOVE garlic bread and it always accompanies a Saturday night Spaghetti dinner. I’m liking the olive oil as the fat source to carry all that glorious flavor. Bookmarked!

  12. We love to munch on warm Herb-Garlic Bread as well! I love that you chose to use a wholegrain bread instead of a baguette!

  13. Definitely my kinda stuff! I could eat this everyday, dear! xoxo

  14. I would absolutely devour this garlic bread, I love the herbs!

  15. We can go through a ton of garlic bread, sometimes without an entree. Shameful I know! Garlic with herbs is sheer perfection.

  16. It looks INCREDIBLE !! Who can resist such delicious garlic bread?
    It won’t last a minute if I serve it to my family

  17. my mouth is watering just looking at the pictures of this AMAZINGGG garlic bread!!!

  18. my weakness and this one looks amazing!

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