Easy, delicious and semi-homemade Parmesan Garlic Bread is great with spaghetti, lasagna and just about anything! Crispy edges, buttery and cheesy on top! 

Last week was a busy week filled with a field trip to the zoo sandwiched by 3 twelve hour shifts. By Friday I was extremely happy for the weekend to arrive. Although Pat worked late, we still barbecued dinner and relaxed with a few adult beverages after tucking in our girls.

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Tonight he made a special request… for garlic bread. This garlic bread beats the store bought kind by a mile. It super easy to whip up and only takes a few minutes under the broiler. There is no thawing, no artificial butter and no dirty dishes! Okay so the “no dirty dishes part” is a lie… but you should still make this, you won’t ever buy the frozen kind again!

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Here are the ingredients you will need.

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Start by pressing the three cloves of garlic into a medium bowl.

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Mince up a shallot so it measures one tablespoon.

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Add the shallot to the garlic in the medium bowl.

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Next, mince up the fresh parsley and measure out a tablespoon.

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Add that to the bowl along with the salt and pepper. Remember to go a little easy on the salt because Parmesan tends to be a little salty as well.

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Now add the *gasp* two sticks of butter and the two tablespoons {give or take} of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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Mix until combined.

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And set aside, just for now.

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Grab your loaf of Italian bread.

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Using a bread knife, slice lengthwise in half and place on a sheet pan.

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Spread heavily and evenly all over one half with half of the butter mixture, and the rest on the other half of the bread. I prefer to use aluminum sheet pans just to get the bottoms of the bread crispy. Place under the broiler until golden and toasty!

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Remove the Parmesan Garlic Bread and slice immediately.

 

Enjoy! And if you give this Parmesan Garlic Bread recipe a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

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Parmesan Garlic Bread
Yield: 2 half loafs

Parmesan Garlic Bread

Easy, delicious and semi-homemade Parmesan garlic bread is great with spaghetti, lasagna and just about anything!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of Italian bread
  • 2 stick of unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 3 cloves of garlic (two if large), pressed
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Combine the garlic, shallots, parsley, salt, black pepper, softened butter and Parmesan. Mix until all the ingredients are combined.
  2. Slice the Italian loaf lengthwise and heavily smear half of the butter mixture on each of the halves.
  3. Place under broiler (on low) and toast until golden and crispy, rotating the pan if necessary, about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Watch carefully so it doesn't burn!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 50mg Sodium: 275mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Protein: 5g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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