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.

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.

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 36 votes
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
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.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 10 people
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).

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 Per Serving

231kcal Calories26g Carbs7g Protein11g Fat7g Saturated Fat28mg Cholesterol351mg Sodium66mg Potassium1g Fiber1g Sugar443IU Vitamin A2mg Vitamin C78mg Calcium2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Bread
Amount per Serving
Calories
231
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Cholesterol
 
28
mg
9
%
Sodium
 
351
mg
15
%
Potassium
 
66
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
26
g
9
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
443
IU
9
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
78
mg
8
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: garlic bread
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 231
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  • Lizbeth Jacome
    April 4, 2024

    When you say “rack” do you mean oven racks ? Or a baking rack ?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 4, 2024

      Hi Lizbeth! They will be in the foil pack, so if you choose to bake them, you can place them directly on the oven rack.

      Reply

  • Hania
    January 12, 2024

    Your recipes look so wonderfully delicious; however they are all for big servings. Do you ever post smaller recipes for 2 people.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 13, 2024

      Hi Hania! In the recipe card, you can change the serving size to increase/decrease the recipe and it will convert the ingredients list for you.

      Reply

  • Anuji
    August 13, 2023

    Hi
    Thanks you for this recipe. I love your replies
    Can this be made ahead to bake it on the day?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 14, 2023

      Hi Anuji, I usually make this on the same day that we’ll be having it. I haven’t tried making it ahead.

      Reply

  • John
    March 15, 2023

    Hi Natasha,

    Can this be made without foil? We gave up disposable papers and foils in the kitchen long ago in an effort to help the environment.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 15, 2023

      Hello John, Hi, the non-stick foil makes it a little easier to work with, the non-stick spray is optional since the bread is buttered. I haven’t tried making this without foil yet.

      Reply

  • stefanie
    December 23, 2022

    Hello Natasha,
    I just wanted you to know that I enjoy watching your videos. I am going to add this with the lasagna I’ll be making. I also made your egg roll recipe, and it turned out so good, my girls loved it. Thank you.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 23, 2022

      Hi Stefanie! That’s wonderful. Thank you for the feedback!

      Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 23, 2022

      This will go so great with the lasagna, Stefanie! I hope you love it!

      Reply

  • Maureen
    June 11, 2022

    May I use the oven instead of the grill? We are in a second floor condo… Thanks, Natasha!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 11, 2022

      Yes, that would be fine.

      Reply

  • Shirley Conn
    June 10, 2022

    I make garlic bread using my pancake griddle. Melt butter and dip slices, both sides. Sprinkle with garlic powder, then toast both sides til golden brown. Could add the cheese after turning and while 2nd side is browning, cheese would melt. Easy and delicious.

    Reply

  • Dianne Durben
    May 31, 2022

    I have had a search for the perfect garlic bread and have made MANY — THIS IS IT!!! Thank you so much for posting this. It will be our go-to from now on.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 31, 2022

      So glad you found this recipe. Thank you, Dianne. I appreciate the excellent review.

      Reply

  • Susan Andrews
    February 9, 2022

    Hi, can I use Gouda cheese instead of mozzarella ? Thanks for all of your amazing recipes!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 9, 2022

      Hi Susan, you’re welcome. I haven’t tried this with gouda cheese. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

      Reply

  • Cherie
    August 18, 2021

    Excellent and tasty. Thank you for sharing, especially the part of heating the bread upside down!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 18, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Cherie!

      Reply

      • Miriam Miller
        June 10, 2022

        Hi I had cook and bake a lot of your recipes and honestly I love them thank you so much for make my life so much easier IM FROM MEXICO and the 3 leches cake was so so delicious 😋,
        Thanks again

        Reply

        • NatashasKitchen.com
          June 10, 2022

          So glad you enjoy my recipes. Thank you for sharing, Miriam.

          Reply

  • Rose Marie Elizondo
    August 2, 2021

    Why buttered side down?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      August 2, 2021

      Hi Rose, it’s for even cooking since you want to have it buttered side up to finish it off with cheese.

      Reply

  • David Chapman
    April 20, 2021

    WOW! This is insane! I used a fresh Turkish bread – everything else the same. My go to garlic bread recipe! 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 20, 2021

      Nice, great to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, David!

      Reply

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