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It goes with everything. (Yes, everything.) It can satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. It's a scene-stealing side. It's—you guessed it—garlic bread. How many times have you been rushing to get dinner on the table and suddenly thought, "I'm missing something"? We know the feeling. Nine times out of ten, what you're missing is a loaf of delicious, garlicky bread. It's an obvious choice to accompany the spaghetti or lasagna on your dinner table, but it's also a versatile side across the culinary spectrum. We're big fans of using garlic in the kitchen. It adds oomph to dishes that could be resigned to the "plain fare" section of the cookbook and makes them weekly staples. Need some tips on cooking with garlic? We've got you covered. So let us make your life a little easier with our super easy, super delicious garlic bread recipe. We're giving this recipe bonus points for how easy it is to make. The garlic bread's two-minute prep time wins over every cook, every time. Ready? You can write it down, but you can probably memorize it just as quickly. It is only three steps, after all. That's it! Three steps, and you're done. Check out some of our other delicious, garlic-studded recipes. Don't miss out on Lemon-Rosemary-Garlic Chicken and Potatoes, Buttery Garlic Shrimp, or our fan-favorite Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan. (Psst…our garlic bread is a great complement to any and all of these main dishes!) That flavor profile is just plain irresistible. Not convinced yet? Learn about all the positive benefits of garlic here.

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Credit: Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

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5 mins
20 mins
Serves 4


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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix 4 Tbsp. melted butter and 2 cloves grated garlic in a bowl.

  • Cut 1 French bread loaf in half lengthwise, and brush with butter-garlic mixture.

  • Bake at 350˚F for 15 minutes. Top with Parmesan and chopped fresh parsley.