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!
Remove the Parmesan Garlic Bread and slice immediately.
Enjoy! And if you give this Parmesan Garlic Bread recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
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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Looks delicious! I don't care for the frozen stuff. We always make our own but we take the easy way out…we just butter it and sprinkle garlic salt on top. I like your way better. Gonna try it next time!
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That's it, I know what I want for dinner. This garlic bread and some pasta. This looks so delicious. Yummy!
This looks very delicious…great effort 🙂
This looks amazing! Perfect with italian food!
Absolutely love this twist on garlic bread! I think anyone that gets frozen or store bought garlic bread should be beaten with a loaf of french bread. It's so easy to make from scratch at home!
Loving the look of your blog! Also wishing I could have a "largish" piece of this please.
I have never been a fan of he frozen stuff. This on the other hand, is buttery goodness!
Oh my goodness, this bread is calling my name..it will hunt me until I make it!:)) Looks absolutely amazingly delicious!!!
I wish I noticed this yesterday! I brought plain french bread to my sister's house. Should have made this!
There is something absolutely irresistible to me when it comes to garlic bread. I love it to pieces. Yours looks so fresh and delicious!!
I made a few loaves of bread and froze them the other day, looks like I will be trying your recipe tomorrow. This looks incredible!
This looks delicious!!! The pics are awesome!!
This is beautiful looking bread. All garlicy, warm and cheesy. I could really see myself chowing down on a loaf of that.
2 sticks of butter!!!!! Wow. I usually make it with a mix of 1/2 – 3/4 stick of butter and a couple tablespoons of Olive oil. Much healthier and quite tasty.
Looks delicious and even simple to make. Thanks for sharing
I tried this on slice bread and it still tasted amazing! Thanks for this.
I love this! Sometimes, if it's been a really long day and I just want something delicious and fattening in no time at all, I just slice a piece of French bread, smear butter and garlic and cheese on it. Then I pop it in the broiler for a minute or two. Not as good as this by far, but good for a really fast snack!
Gorgeous photos! I love garlic bread 🙂
This is actually the way my dad has always made garlic bread (except we use the pre-grated Parmesan cheese instead of the authentic variety.
look so delicious
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Gracious, I'm going to have to try this. Yum!
Oh THANK YOU! First off I am an avid lover of garlic AND bread (the combination as well)and a cook so shun those who think that two sticks of butter is too much! I love this blog post! (and I'm sure you have heard this before) I love it not solely because of your pictures…which I will say are definately what drew me in and kept my interest going…but your knowledge of how to put the
Wow. Just wow. Made this tonight and it's simply amazing.
Wow. You make this look real simple. will def try it.
Butter in this quantity isn't the best thing as a regular dish…if you are using Italian bread- mind you that stuff looks pretty processed? Why not use olive oil- then you have a variable flavour that you can adjust to suit? this same mix that you are using is ace shoved into the skin of a chicken- keeps the meat moist, and because you have separated the skin from the flesh, it seems to get
Love this step by step…and the garlic bread looks amazing!
This looks amazing! Pretty simple and addicting. Can't wait to make some and try it for myself!
Looks soooo delicious!
I made this with bread I made from scratch and wrote about it here. It was a big hit. One question, a good deal of the butter seemed to run off of the loaves and onto the pan. Is that supposed to happen or did I mess up somehow?
That looks beautiful I should use more fresh parsley when I cook
Just made this to take to some families who are in the hospital and just come home from the hospital. Didn't disappoint anyone on the bread. OMG!!!!!!! Deliciousness!!!!!!
Looks delicious, I think I will add this to the menu tonight. Thanks:)
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