5 from 5 votes

Easy Homemade Garlic Bread

This Easy Homemade Garlic Bread belongs on every family's table! It's SO easy to make and it's delicious alongside your favourite Italian dishes!

Course Bread, Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine Bread, Comfort Food, Italian
Keyword Easy Homemade Garlic Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 247 kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)


  • 1 large loaf of French bread, bakery-style (unsliced)
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened to room temperature (If using unsalted butter add about 1/4 teaspoon salt, or more to taste)
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, crushed and pressed (substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, if desired)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley or fresh chopped parsley, if desired


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Slice the French bread into 3/4-inch slices.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the butter, garlic and parsley until the mixture is smooth and well combined.

  4. Spread a generous amount of the butter mixture onto one side each of the slices of French bread and place them back into the shape of the loaf (this will ensure there is some of the butter mixture between the slices). 

  5. Wrap the loaf tightly in aluminum foil and bake on a baking sheet for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is crispy and the butter has melted and soaked into the bread.

  6. Serve immediately with your favourite Italian dish.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Garlic Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 358mg 15%
Potassium 68mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 7.1%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 10.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.