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Traditional Garlic Bread Recipe

This ultimate garlic bread recipe goes with just about any dish and is perfect as the side for a main meal, with soup as as a salad topper. Leftovers are easily warmed in a toaster oven for easy snacking.

Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 321 kcal
Author Sarah Pope MGA



  1. Mince the garlic and let sit on a plate for 15 minutes. This maximizes the creation of allicin, a nutritious sulfur compound.

  2. Melt the butter on low heat on the stove in a pan.  

  3. After the butter is melted, add the olive oil and mix well. Using a basting brush, slather on the oil mixture generously onto the slices of bread until the entire cup of fat is used.

  4. Spread one clove's worth of minced garlic onto the each slice.

  5. Bake at 350 F/ 177 C until crispy but not browned - about 15 minutes.

  6. Serve immediately as a side dish or break into pieces to use as healthy croutons for salads. Refrigerate leftovers and rewarm in a toaster oven as needed.

  7. Refrigerate leftovers and rewarm in a toaster oven as needed.

Recipe Notes

Substitute ghee for the butter if there is a dairy allergy in the home. 

Nutrition Facts
Traditional Garlic Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.