When in Doubt, Break out the Garlic Bread

July 26, 2022
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Roasted Garlic Bread

The eternal standby appetizer. Nobody can turn down a bite.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 322 kcal
Author Ella Winsor


  • 3 heads garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1 pound loaf Italian bread
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley optional
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese optional


  1. Turn the oven up to 350 F. While that's heating up, slice the top off each garlic head. You want the tip of each clove to be exposed. Place the garlic on a baking sheet and drizzle them with olive oil. Bake the garlic in the preheated oven until it turns soft, about 30 minutes.

  2. Switch the oven over to broil. Cut the Italian bread in half horizontally and place it on the baking sheet, cut side up.

  3. Squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins into a medium bowl. Stir in the butter, parsley, and Parmesan cheese (if you're using it) until it's all well blended. Spread that mixture onto the cut sides of the bread.

  4. Broil the prepped bread until it's nice and toasty, about 5 minutes.


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