Roasted Garlic Bread {Homemade Recipe}

Deep, roasted garlic flavor mixed with buttery rich spread on perfectly toasted bread for the BEST roasted garlic bread!

Roasted Garlic Bread

Do you ever find that simply enhancing one ingredient in a recipe changes it into the best thing ever? Today’s roasted garlic bread is a prime example of that tasty logic.

We’re going to take everything we learned from how to roast garlic and use it to make the best ever garlic bread.

Ready to bake, indulge, and perhaps pop a few mints after? Let’s make seriously easy homemade garlic bread!

Roasted garlic bread ingredients including a loaf of bread, butter, salt, roasted garlic, and parsley on a kitchen table

Homemade Garlic Bread Ingredients

As you might’ve already guessed, homemade garlic bread is made with very simple ingredients. You most likely already have these so-delicious-together ingredients in your pantry right now:

  • Roasted garlic – learn how to roast garlic, then come back here to make roasted garlic bread.
  • Loaf of bread – try French, ciabatta, or Italian.
  • Butter – unsalted is best since it’ll allow us to control the degree of saltiness we want
  • Salt – try garlic salt, as well.
  • Optionally: fresh parsley & garlic salt. Homemade garlic salt is incredibly easy to make and enhances nearly every dish it’s on. Give it a try and let me know what you think—psst, it’s sooo great sprinkled on this bread!
Slices of Garlic Bread fanned out on a serving tray with a head of roasted garlic and a spreading knife

How to Make Garlic Bread

With a few simple steps, you’re well on your way to enjoying the very best roasted garlic bread recipe!

Follow the photo tutorial below for the best, buttery-rich flavor that’s toasted to perfection.

Roast the Garlic

Before we begin to make this recipe, we first have to make roasted garlic. Follow this roasted garlic recipe.

Two photos showing How to Make Roasted Garlic Bread – roast the garlic

Slice the Bread

Then, select a bread of your choice. I love ciabatta when I’m craving a chewier garlic bread, and French or Italian for a crowd favorite.

Using a sharp knife, or a bread knife if you’re fancy, slice the loaf in half down the center.

Two photos showing How to Make Garlic Bread – slice the loaf of bread in half

Retrieve the Roasted Garlic

An oddly satisfying task? Gently and skillfully removing the roasted garlic cloves from the papery head.

Two photos showing How to Make Roasted Garlic Bread – removing the garlic cloves

Make the Garlic Butter

Now, add garlic, butter, and salt to a small bowl.

Preferably using a pastry cutter, mash the garlic and butter together until the garlic is mostly smashed but not altogether smooth—this makes for delicious chunks of garlic throughout the bread.

Two photos showing How to Make Garlic Bread with Roasted Garlic – making garlic butter

Congrats, you’ve just made garlic butter! Go you!! This is what it should look like:

Two photos showing How to Make this recipe – finished butter in bowl

Spread the Roasted Garlic Bread Butter

Grab a cheese spreader, butter knife, or spoon, and spread the garlic butter evenly over the loaf tops.

Two photos showing How to Make this recipe – spreading the butter

Bake, then Enjoy the Best Garlic Bread!

Bake for about 12 minutes, depending on your toast preference, then slice and enjoy the best homemade roasted garlic bread!

Fully baked loaf halves with spread on serving board

What to Eat with Garlic Bread

If you’re wondering what goes with garlic bread, allow me to share some super tasty suggestions:

close up of this recipe served with fresh parsley


How to make garlic bread with sliced bread? Simply brush a mixture of minced garlic and olive oil to sliced bread and toast for 5-8 minutes. Check out my favorite garlic toast for tips and tricks for the perfect garlic toast!

How to reheat garlic bread? Spread slices in a single layer on a lined baking sheet, then bake for 2-4 minutes at 425°F. Adjust time and temperature as needed for your particular oven. 😉

How many calories in garlic bread? This roasted garlic bread recipe is about 140 calories per serving, which is 1 slice.

How to make garlic bread spread? To make garlic bread spread, mash garlic, butter, and salt in a small bowl. Then, spread onto a baguette that’s been sliced in half.

Who invented garlic bread? Although garlic bread is derived from Italy’s bruschetta, it is believed that Italian Americans invented garlic bread. While bruschetta is made with olive oil, it is said that Italian American immigrants substituted olive oil with butter as it was more readily available. [1] [2] Interestingly, you won’t find garlic bread or cheesy garlic bread in Italy.

How to make garlic bread in an air fryer? Following today’s recipe, be sure to slice the loaf to fit into your air fryer basket. Then, set the air fryer to 375°F and bake for 5-10 minutes, being sure to check every minute after 5 to avoid burning.

Is garlic bread Italian? Garlic bread is considered Italian-American, as it is believed to be invented by Italians who immigrated to America. [3]

Does garlic bread go with pizza? Yes! Garlic bread is the perfect compliment to pizza because of it’s garlicky and buttery base.

Slices of this finished baked side dish recipe on parchment paper

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slices of roasted garlic bread on a parchment covered serving board

Roasted Garlic Bread {Homemade Recipe}

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Deep, roasted garlic flavor mixed with buttery rich spread on perfectly toasted bread for the BEST Roasted Garlic Bread!



Garlic Bread Ingredients

  • 3 heads roasted garlic
  • 1 loaf bread (French, ciabatta, Italian)
  • 34 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Salt to taste, or sprinkle my favorite garlic salt for an extra delicious garlicky treat



  1. First, follow this roasted garlic recipe.  Set roasted garlic aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  3. While garlic is cooling, slice a loaf of bread down the center to create two flatter sides, like you’re preparing a sub. Place bread halves side by side on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.
  4. Once roasted garlic heads are safe to touch, trim the edges of the papery skin to make it easier to retrieve the garlic. Retrieve the roasted garlic cloves from the head and add to a medium bowl.
  5. Mash garlic, butter, and salt in the bowl. Stir and mash until well mixed.
  6. Spread the garlic butter over the bread halves, creating an even layer.
  7. Bake for 8-15 minutes, depending on toast level preference (shorter for softer bread, longer for crispier bread). I like to bake mine until deep golden at the edges with a crispy crust, about 12 minutes.
  8. Carefully slice once cool enough to handle. Top with parsley and serve. Optionally, sprinkle with grated parmesan or garlic salt for a special treat.


Storing Instructions: Baked garlic bread can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Be sure to cool completely before storing.

Freezing Instructions: Cool completely, then store in a freezer-friendly container in the freezer for 1-3 months. Thaw and reheat before serving.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Cook, Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian

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  1. Enjoyed this with dinner tonight and it was a savory success! Loved all the garlic; paired perfectly with our pasta dinner! Delicious!