Ever had spongy, soggy and decidedly not flavorful garlic bread? I have, too. Amazing garlic bread can get unnecessarily complicated, with many recipes calling for a 10 ingredient smorgasbord. And store-bought frozen loaves just never measure up. Good news! Incredible garlic bread can be easy, and I've got you covered.

My garlic bread mantra is that it shouldn't be hard and should be doable with what is already in your pantry. This recipe guarantees a perfectly crispy, golden brown crust on the outside with a still soft, buttery inside. All around, it's an absolute bomb of pure, full garlic bread flavor. And hey, if you want to add some parmesan cheese or a bit of oregano to add a bit of a spin, go for it! But for me? I like things simple.

What You'll Need

  • Baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil
  • Basting brush
  • 1 loaf French/Italian bread
  • 6-8 tablespoons of spreadable butter/softened butter
  • Garlic powder
  • Kosher salt

Steps

  • Cut loaf in half length-wise.
  • Use a knife to spread the butter over the inside of the loaf.
  • Baste the butter over the crust of the bread.
  • Sprinkle garlic powder and salt to taste over the in and outside of the loaf.
  • Turn on the broiler to low.
  • Spread aluminum foil over the baking sheet and places loaves on top with the insides facing up.
  • Broil until crispy and golden in color.
  • Let stand for 1-2 minutes.
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