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Homestyle Garlic Herb Bread

This Homestyle Garlic Herb Bread recipe is one of those all occasion breads that compliment so many different meals. It’s simple to prepare and you likely already  have the ingredients on hand to make it which is always a plus. It’s a must-make to serve alongside practically any kind of cuisine whether you’re serving soup, stew, pasta, grilled steak, pork or chicken and more.

Easy Homestyle Garlic Herb Bread Recipe

Bread and butter…it’s a meal in itself. Whether it’s mozzarella cheese stuffed, homemade sunflower oat wheat bread or spicy cheddar jalapeno cornbread loaf, it all spells delicious. Some days, it’s completely acceptable to grab one of those inexpensive fluffy loaves of bread available in every single grocery store. This is the recipe I reach for most often when making bread for both everyday meals, and when I’m entertaining friends and family.


Homestyle Garlic Herb Bread ingredients

How to Make the Best Homestyle Garlic Herb Bread

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Garlic Herb Bread: One loaf of Italian or French bread from the grocery store bakery, fresh minced garlic, chopped Italian parsley, dried Italian seasonings, grated Parmesan cheese, salt, onion powder and black pepper.
  • Kitchen gadgets you’ll need: A bread knife and chopping board, a sheet pan, measuring cups and spoons, a small bowl and spoon for mixing the seasoned butter.
  • When making this quick garlic and herb bread, I’m certain to use an ultra fresh loaf of bread. Using fresh bread ensures that after baking, the inside will be soft and the outside will be crispy and toasted.
  • You can use salted or unsalted butter for this garlic herb bread.
  • The garlic-herb butter can be made in advance, too.  It packs a ton of flavor to be so simple to make and there’s never a crumb leftover. Store in the refrigerator chilled until you’re ready to use it and let it soften at room temperature to make it easier to spread.
  • Store leftover Homestyle Garlic Herb Bread at room temperature or chilled tightly wrapped in foil or plastic wrap for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat  gently in the microwave in single serving portions.

Homestyle Garlic Herb Bread

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Homestyle Garlic Herb Bread

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: homestyle-garlic-herb-bread
Servings: 12 pieces
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 1 loaf French or Italian bread
  • 3-4 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1-2 Tbsp fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp salt adjust amount to your taste
  • 1/4 tsp dry Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a food processor, mince the garlic, herbs, and seasonings. Measuring the amount of parsley leaves isn't an exact science. It's reasonable to guess that you'll need around a tablespoon and a half.
  • Add the softened butter and Parmesan cheese and continue to process until smooth. [This can be done in advance and refrigerated until you need it]
  • Cut the bread into 12 equal slices. Spread each piece liberally with garlic-herb butter.
  • Place onto a baking sheet and bake at 450°F for 5-6 minutes or until golden.
  • Serve immediately.


Leftover garlic-herb butter will keep tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to one week.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 371IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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