Easy Garlic Bread

17 May 2016

Easy Garlic Bread

This garlic bread makes a regular appearance at my house when I need a side to go with pasta. Ready in under 30 minutes, and only 4 ingredients.

Easy Garlic Bread


I predict that it will be pasta every night at my house until the end of the school year.

This is what has been on my menu for the past few days: lemon garlic pastaspaghetti a la homer and chicken and salsa pasta. What do they have in common?

Well other then the fact that they are all made with pasta, they are all ready in under 30 minutes. Because when you have stacks of papers to mark, you need to save as much time as possible.



Easy Garlic Bread


And this bread isn't any different. The best thing about it is that it can be made while you are making your pasta!

What I do is set the water to a boil, then start prepping the bread. And prepping the bread is hardly any work at all. This bread is made with only 4 ingredients, which makes this almost too easy a recipe to put on a recipe blog. I almost didn't post it, until I thought that there are probably other busy individuals out there who might need a recipe, or even just the inspiration to make something at home rather than buy take out.

Which, to be honest, would have been me if I didn't discover this super easy garlic bread recipe.


Easy Garlic Bread


Since there are so few ingredients in this recipe, it is very important to buy good quality french bread. If you must, go to a grocery store with a bakery. I am lucky enough to have a cute little bakery that sells fresh bread daily near my house, so I will always pick up some bread before I go home.

I would also suggest that you use fresh garlic. You can substitute the garlic with granulated garlic if you need to, but I much prefer fresh. Also, make sure you serve it up warm! Time this garlic bread to coincide with the pasta, or whatever you choose to make this with.

Now let's talk leftovers. Usually I don't have much leftover, which is strange because we are a two person household. But if you do, these reheat very well. Store any leftovers in the fridge, and when you are ready to warm them up, just heat the oven (or toaster oven) to 350˚F, pop them in for around 5 minutes (depending on your oven. Keep an eye on them!) and enjoy!

So does anyone out there have any other 30 minute meal ideas that I can try?


Easy Garlic Bread



Easy Garlic Bread
printable recipe

What you'll need:
  • 1 large loaf French bread
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • a scant 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese (plus extra to sprinkle on loaf)

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven 390˚F. Cut the loaf of French bread into 1 inch slices, making sure not to cut all the way through.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, garlic and parmesan until fully combined. 
  3. Spread the butter mixture in evenly between the slices. Sprinkle some extra parmesan over the loaf.
  4. Wrap the loaf in aluminum foil, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil, and bake for an additional 5 minutes. 


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19 comments:

  1. Garlic bread is one of my favorite foods in the whole worlddd. The easier to make, the better :)

    Sues

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  2. Nice and easy recipe..must try

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  3. I love garlic bread with beer! :)

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  4. Lovely bread. I make mine in similar way, just mix some herbs with the butter as well. Everybody just loves it and it is so easy...

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  5. Heavenly! MY boyfriend cannot get enough of garlic bread, this would be so nice to make instead of getting the pre-made stuff :D Thanks Cathleen! xx

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  6. Hi Cathleen, love your version, looks perfectly baked and delicious.

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  7. Cathleen, isn't bread the most wonderful thing! I'm going to look up your ready-in-30 pastas because, even though I don't have stacks of papers to mark, some nights I just need a break!

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  8. Love the look of this quick garlic bread, Cathleen! It's easy just to pick it up at the shops but those ones are so full of preservatives and artificial nasties like margarine - no thanks! I much prefer the look of yours. It's so nice knowing exactly what goes into it, and homemade is always made with love :)

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  9. I'm with you on the pasta-for-schoolnights. And also on the garlic bread! Sounds delicious!

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  10. I'm so happy to finally say buh-bye to the frozen block o'garlic bread that sits in my freezer forever before I get around to using it! Love that this recipe can be made so quickly too - thanks so much for sharing & we'll be toasting you with a nice glass of Chianti on our next pasta night - Cheers!

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  11. As a garlic bread enthusiast...I am intrigued!!

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  12. I love garlic bread so much! Just by looking at your pictures I can smell it and my mouth is watering!!!

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  13. Oh, stacks of papers to grade does not sound fun! But pasta night for dinner sounds like a great plan... as long as it includes loaf after loaf of this fabulously easy garlic bread! I love garlic bread and yours is screaming my name! I could easily eat just this for dinner... but i'll never turn down a side of pasta. ;) Cheers, friend!

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  14. correcting papers = no fun! don't you just wish they would correct themselves!!! but SRSLY... YUMMMM! I could probably eat this whole thing myself! I am such a carb/bread lover!

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  15. Love anything garlic, and this garlic bread looks super exotic and yum! I so want this beauty in my life!

    Anu
    www.MyGingerGarlicKitchen.com

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  16. My son is crazy for garlic bread and it's just a great classic for a good reason! I try to make it often and I love your simple recipe. Simple is often best.

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  17. Love this bread too ! Look amazing!!

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  18. garlic bread with pasta is a must in this house. Such an easy throw together recipe, love it.

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