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.
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!
To Make This Parmesan Garlic Bread You Will Need:
- fresh parsley
- softened unsalted butter
- italian bread
- grated fresh parmesan cheese
Start by pressing the 3 coves of garlic into a medium bowl.
Mince 1 medium shallot and measure out 1 tablespoon. Add it to the garlic in the medium bowl.
Next, mince up fresh parsley and measure out 1 tablespoon.
Add that to the bowl along with the a pinch of kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Remember to go a little easy on the salt because Parmesan tends to be salty as well.
Now add 2 sticks of butter and two tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Mix until combined.
And set aside, just for now.
Grab your loaf of Italian bread.
Using a bread knife, slice lengthwise in half and place on a sheet pan.
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!
Parmesan Garlic Bread
- 3 cloves garlic, two if large, pressed
- 1 tablespoon minced shallots
- 1 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- 1 loaf Italian bread
- Combine the garlic, shallots, parsley, salt, black pepper, softened butter and Parmesan. Mix until all the ingredients are combined.
- Slice the Italian loaf lengthwise and heavily smear half of the butter mixture on each of the halves.
- Place under broiler (on low) and toast until golden and crispy, rotating the pan if necessary, about 8-10 minutes.
- Watch carefully so it doesn't burn!
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