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Easy Garlic Bread Recipe

Homemade garlic bread tastes like it came out of an Italian restaurant. It has an irresistible garlic butter spread and is topped with parmesan and mozzarella.

This garlic bread recipe is excellent grilled or baked and we love it paired with Spaghetti and Meatballs. Big thank you to Reynolds Wrap® who sponsored this recipe.

Grilled cheesy garlic bread wrapped in foil

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Why we Love Garlic Bread in Foil:

Grilling or baking the bread in a Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick foil pack keeps the bread soft and moist and helps prevent burning. The foil pack also contains the mess and you can serve the food right out of the foil just like we did with our Foil Pack Nachos.

We love Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil because it’s sturdy, so you only need a single layer of foil for even cooking. It also makes your prep, serving, and clean up a breeze because the bread and cheese won’t get stuck on the foil.

Garlic bread sliced

Garlic Bread Ingredients:

  • Bread – use a fresh loaf of French bread or Italian bread. If you’re feeling adventurous, garlic bread tastes incredible with homemade Crusty French Bread.
  • Butter – we use softened unsalted butter, but salted butter will work if you omit the salt in the recipe. A good quality butter will make the garlic bread taste even better.
  • Seasoning – combining garlic powder and fresh garlic is the secret here making it the ultimate garlic bread. We also love adding freshly chopped parsley for color and flavor.
  • Cheese – mixing parmesan and mozzarella cheese made this a Cheesy Garlic Bread.
  • Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil – Place the bread on the dull side which has the non-stick properties.

Ingredients for garlic bread with cheese, parsley, garlic, butter and loaf of bread

Can I Use Day-Old Bread?

Yes – warming bread on the grill or in the oven is the best way to refresh it. I often buy two big loaves of bread and will freeze one loaf right away then thaw and use it for garlic bread another day. It always tastes like it just came out of the bakery.

How to Make the Best Garlic Butter:

The combination of fresh and dried garlic adds amazing garlic flavor without being overpowering. Make sure to finely mince your fresh garlic with a knife which will keep more of its flavor than using a garlic press.

  1. Combine softened butter, chopped parsley, minced garlic, garlic powder and salt.
  2. Mash together with a fork until blended. Easy peasy!

How to make garlic herb butter in bowl

How to Make Grilled Cheesy Garlic Bread:

  1. Cut bread – slice in half lengthwise with a serrated knife.
  2. Apply garlic butter – spread evenly over the cut side of your bread.
  3. Create a foil pack – place the bread, buttered-side-down, onto a large sheet of Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil. Fold up the sides and seal together then fold the edges to seal.
  4. Grill – on medium heat (300˚F) with the buttered side 5 min. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  5. Add cheese – Carefully open the foil. Using tongs, flip the halves over on the foil and sprinkle the cheese on top. With the foil pack opened, grill another 4-5 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  6. Garnish and slice – remove from the grill then garnish with fresh parsley and slice into breadsticks.

Step by step how to make cheesy garlic bread in foil

Grilling Safety Tip: food inside a foil pack can create steam which will be extremely hot. Use caution and unwrap food with tongs and oven mitts.

Slices of cheesy garlic bread

Can I Bake the Garlic Bread in the Oven?

You can follow the same process to bake the garlic bread. Bake with the foil pack directly on the rack at 350˚F for 10 minutes. Open the foil pack, flip the bread over, sprinkle the cut side with cheese, and broil 2-3 minutes uncovered until the edges are golden and cheese is melted.

Garlic bread in foil baked in the oven

What to Serve with Garlic Bread:

We love serving this bread with soup and saucy dishes for the bread to soak up the sauce. Yum! These recipes pair really well with garlic bread.

Garlic Bread

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Sliced Garlic Bread on cutting board

This garlic bread tastes like something out of high-end Italian restaurant. It has an irresistible garlic butter spread and is topped with parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$7
Keyword: garlic bread
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Side Dish
Calories: 231 kcal
Servings: 10 people

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Loaf French bread or Italian bread
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 garlic cloves (large) finely minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped plus more to garnish
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 Reynolds WrapⓇ Non-Stick Foil

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine: 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/4 cup parsley, 1/4 tsp of salt, 1/4 tsp of garlic powder and finely minced garlic. Mash together with a fork. In a separate bowl combine the parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

  2. Cut your loaf of French bread in half length wise and spread the butter mixture on the inside of each half. Place bread buttered-side-down on a large sheet of foil and fold over the foil creating a pack and sealing the edges. Place foil pack on the grill buttered side down, cover the grill with the lid and cook for 5 minutes.

  3. Carefully open the foil. Flip the halves over with tongs and sprinkle the cheese mixture on top. Do not close the foil pack. Cover the grill and continue to cook for another 4-5 minutes to melt the cheese. Remove from the grill, slice bread, garnish with parsley and serve warm (*See baking instructions in notes).

Recipe Notes

*To Bake Garlic Bread: place foil pack directly on the rack at 350˚F covered in foil for 10 minutes then unwrap, flip the bread over, sprinkle cut side with cheese, and broil 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted and edges are golden.

 

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 351mg15%
Potassium 66mg2%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 443IU9%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Angelina Romanel
    August 30, 2020

    This recipe is amazing ! I made it for my friends and they all loved it !💕

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2020

      Hi Angelina, that is so great! Thanks for your good feedback.

      Reply

  • Malak
    August 27, 2020

    Are you going to make a video.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 27, 2020

      Hi Malak! We don’t have a video for this recipe at this time but thank you for that suggestion!

      Reply

  • Lilly
    August 26, 2020

    When I saw the tittle, I thought you were going to teach how to make the bread….. not but a loaf from the store😆 Still, it’s very yummy

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    • Natasha
      August 26, 2020

      Hi Lilly, you can absolutely make the bread first. I have so many great bread recipes posted.

      Reply

      • Lilly
        August 27, 2020

        Ohhh, thank you. Just watched your video of no kneed bread… off to make it for dinner tonite…..love your recipes and jokes and enthusiasm about cooking…can’t wait for your cookbook to come out!

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          August 27, 2020

          You’re so nice! Thank you, Lilly! I’m glad you guys are enjoying our recipes! Stay tuned for the cookbook!

          Reply

  • Malak
    August 26, 2020

    Hi natasha
    Can you try restaurant recipes please. I love your recipes do you have a cookbook.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 26, 2020

      Thanks for your suggestion! I am currently working on a cookbook, I’ll make sure to share it with y’all when it’s complete.

      Reply

      • Lilly
        August 26, 2020

        Yessssss, a cookbook will be aswesome

        Reply

  • Lucy
    August 25, 2020

    This looks AMAZING!!!!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 26, 2020

      Thank you! Yes, it is so yummy.

      Reply

  • Remedios Tomas
    August 25, 2020

    Good morning thank you for sharing your very yummy recipes

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 25, 2020

      Good morning! I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying our recipes!

      Reply

  • Lily
    August 25, 2020

    This was amazing such a crunchy and delicious side, I served it with soup and we couldn’t get enough.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 25, 2020

      That sounds amazing Lily! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Erin
    August 25, 2020

    Totally made this tonight and had it with our spaghetti. Can’t wait to make it again next week!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 25, 2020

      That’s just awesome Erin! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Allyson Zea
    August 25, 2020

    I love how simple and easy this recipe is! Thank you so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 25, 2020

      I’m so happy you’re enjoying this recipe Allyson!

      Reply

  • Annette Abbott
    August 25, 2020

    Do you mean unsalted butter, softened?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 25, 2020

      Yes, that is correct. Good catch, let me go ahead and fix that! Thank you, Annette.

      Reply

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