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Garlic Bread Recipe

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Garlic bread is a dish that has become a household favorite across the globe. It originated in Italy and was known as “Bruschetta,” a simple dish made of grilled bread rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil, and sprinkled with salt. However, the garlic bread we all know and love today, slathered with butter and often topped with cheese, became popular in the United States during the 1940s.

The simplicity, affordability, and undeniable deliciousness of garlic bread make it a perfect accompaniment to pasta dishes, soups, salads, and so much more. Today, we’re making Foodie Mike’s version of this beloved classic, promising a perfect balance of buttery, garlicky, and herby flavors that is sure to tantalize your taste buds!

Garlic Bread Recipe

Course: SidesDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 loaf of Italian bread (you can also use French bread)

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 3 large cloves of garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Slice the bread into 1-inch thick pieces, but do not cut all the way through. Leave about a 1/2 inch uncut at the bottom to hold the loaf together.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter, minced garlic, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  • Using a knife, spread the garlic butter mixture generously between each slice of bread. Make sure to spread it all the way to the edges to ensure every bite is full of flavor.
  • If desired, sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese between each slice for an extra cheesy treat.
  • Wrap the entire loaf in aluminum foil and place it on a baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. Then, open the foil and bake for another 5 minutes or until the top is golden and crispy.
  • Remove from the oven and allow it to cool slightly before serving.
  • Serve the garlic bread warm as a side dish or an appetizer.
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