Homemade Roasted Garlic Bread

December 7, 2023
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

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Get ready for a flavor fiesta with this Homemade Roasted Garlic Bread! Golden, crispy + bursting with garlicky goodness, it's a savory delight that'll have everyone asking for seconds.

Homemade Roasted Garlic Bread

Prepare yourself for the BEST Homemade Garlic Bread experience--- Packed with aromatic fresh herbs, tons of roasted garlic, and the richness of butter + olive oil, atop crusty bread toasted to golden perfection. This easy garlic bread recipe is a game-changer. Pair it with your favorite pasta dishes, soups + comforting meals—it's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that elevates every bite to a whole new level of deliciousness. Air-fryer, Gluten-free + Vegan option.

Overview shot of garlic bread in a white platter.

What Makes This Homemade Roasted Garlic Bread SO DELICIOUS?

I think we can all agree that garlic bread makes every meal better. So let me introduce you to my ultimate obsession: Homemade Roasted Garlic Bread that's buttery, crispy, and packed with extra garlicky goodness. It seriously upgrades every meal! Honestly, I might make it a tad too often--- but can you blame me? Trust me this recipe is ridiculously easy + ridiculously good!

The beauty of this easy peasy garlic bread recipe lies in its incredible versatility--Whether it's alongside a steaming bowl of soup, as an accompaniment to pasta, or simply enjoyed as a standalone snack, this buttery, garlicky golden brown creation has my heart. It definitely holds its own in the deliciousness department-- right alongside my Cheesy Kale Garlic Bread, Homemade Texas Toast Garlic Bread, and this Creamy Garlic Bread Soup recipe, because you can never have too many garlic bread recipes up your sleeve! Haha

And the best part? You have the option to make it even more special by choosing between making your own olive oil garlic mixture or using leftovers from my Roasted Garlic Olive Oil Dip recipe. This recipe is not only the perfect side dish it's a total breeze to make-- ready in just 25 minutes. It's a hit with kids + a total crowd-pleaser. You can customize it to your liking with both vegan + gluten-friendly options. For an extra twist, try it with a dollop of Homemade Pesto Sauce! Indulge in the creamy delight of our Whipped Feta Pesto Dip—a fusion of tangy feta, aromatic pesto, and creamy goodness perfect for dipping or spreading. 

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Why You Will Completely Fall In LOVE With Homemade Roasted Garlic Bread

  • Quick + easy-- In just 25 minutes, you can have this heavenly creation on your plate.
  • SO versatile --Whether it's a cozy dinner or a game day snack
  • Kid-Friendly -- My kid can't get enough of it, which makes mealtime a breeze for busy parents like me. Haha
  • Customizable-- Add your own twist with cheese, herbs, or even a drizzle of pesto sauce.
  • Golden perfection-- The golden garlic finish is nothing short of heavenly.
  • Options for all eaters--It caters to various dietary preferences with vegan + gluten-friendly choices so nobody has to miss out!
Loaf of bread sliced on a cutting board with a knife.

How to Make The Best Homemade Garlic Bread

To make this delectable garlic bread, your first step is to slice the French or Italian loaf into thick, hearty pieces--Afterward, prepare the herby garlic butter mixture and you're ready to assemble! Spread generous dollops of the mixture onto each slice. Then, it's into the oven for 10-15 minutes, allowing it to transform into a delightful, crisp, and golden delight.


Here's what you need -

  • Bread. Use your favorite store-bought option or see my Vegan Brioche Bread for a homemade/vegan option. For a GF-friendly option, just substitute with a GF version of this bread.
  • Olive oil. You can also use avocado oil, coconut oil, or Grapeseed oil, if you prefer.
  • Garlic. 2 bulb of fresh garlic roasted.
  • Butter. Use unsalted butter to control the flavor. For a vegan version, substitute with vegan butter.
  • Herbs + seasonings. You can use fresh or dried herbs. I use salt, black pepper, garlic powder, oregano, parsley, basil, and thyme.


Here, I’ve curated a list of baking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite baked goods, especially with this Homemade Roasted Garlic Bread. Everything from my fave loaf pan, wooden spoons, parchment paper, and more. SEE THEM HERE!

Tips to Making the Best Garlic Bread In The Oven

  • For extra crispy garlic bread, it's best to keep it in the oven for an extra 2-3 minutes while watching to make sure that it doesn't burn.
  • You can cover the tops with foil for the first 5 minutes to prevent the bread from toasting too quickly. Then remove the foil for the remaining minutes of baking.
  • Ensure an even distribution of butter, garlic, and herbs on each slice. This ensures every bite is packed with flavor.
  • It's always best to use a really good sharp knife to cut your garlic bread to keep things in tact.
Sliced garlic bread on a baking sheet with foil paper.

What Can I Serve with Homemade Roasted Garlic Bread?

This golden garlic bread recipe is the ideal companion to a range of comforting dishes. Whether you're enjoying classics like mac + cheese, rich dishes like Creamy Chicken Alfredo, or flavorful options such as Creamy Jumbo Shell Tomato Pasta, Creamy Blackened Chicken Rigatoni Pasta, or Pesto Rigatoni Pasta Bake, or even the timeless favorite, lasagna, this garlic bread's delightful crunch is the ideal accompaniment.

For those cozy soup nights, pair it with Creamy Cajun Pumpkin Tortellini Soup or the classic Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup. For an extra dose of garlic goodness, indulge in Creamy Garlic Bread Soup. Or opt for a balanced meal by serving it with a fresh salad like this Fall Harvest BBQ Chickpea Kale Salad.

Homemade Garlic Bread Add-ons

Ready to elevate your Garlic Bread recipe to the next level? Try these delicious add-on ideas!

Baked garlic bread on a baking sheet with foil paper.

Which Olive Oil is Best?

When it comes to using olive oil, it's always important to use a high-quality oil which gives you the most robust flavor. I love using EVOO (aka Extra virgin olive oil) for the best chemical stability when it comes to baking or cooking, however, you can also use artisan-style oil for even more flavor. Personally, I enjoy using Brightland's oils which come in various flavor profiles like basil, chili oil, etc which adds so much flavor.

How Long Does Garlic Bread Take in the Air Fryer?

If you're thinking of making this delicious homemade garlic bread recipe in an air fryer, it's definitely an easy task! To do so, simply spray the air fryer basket with oil and once your garlic bread is assembled with the toppings, place each bread inside of your air fryer and cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-6 minutes or until golden at the edges and the cheese has melted.

How to Freeze for Longer

If you're thinking of making this garlic bread recipe in batches so that you can easily pull them out of your freezer and heat up when ready to enjoy, no worries! It's so simple to do so. They last for up to 3 months. Here's how to freeze for longer in a few steps:

  • After making your butter mixture and spreading it on each slice, simply place the breads (in a single-layer) in a freezer-friendly ziplock or resealable bag and store them in the freezer.
  • When ready to use, simply remove the amounts needed and bake it in the oven on a baking sheet lined with parchment for the full 10-15 minutes. NOTE: You may need an extra 3-5 minutes since they're frozen, but always keep an eye on them to ensure that they don't toast too much.

Common Q + A's for this Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe

How To Store Homemade Garlic Bread

Leftover bread is best kept tightly wrapped in foil paper or plastic wrap, refrigerated for 3-5 days for optimal freshness. To extend its shelf life, you can also freeze garlic bread. When frozen, garlic bread will last for 2-3 months.

Can i reheat this garlic bread in an air fryer?

Absolutely! You can reheat garlic bread in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 350 degrees or in the oven for about 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees.

How to make gluten-free?

To make this easy garlic bread recipe GF-friendly, be sure to substitute the bread with a gluten-free version. 

How to make this garlic bread vegan/dairy-free?

This garlic bread can definitely be enjoyed vegan by substituting the butter for a vegan option like Miyoko's or Earth Balance

How To make it more or less crispy?

It's so easy! If you like crispier garlic bread, bake it for 3-5 minutes more, watching it carefully so that it doesn't burn or get too crispy. However, If you like it softer, take it out closer to 10 minutes or wrap the bread in aluminum foil before baking it so that it remains soft while baking.

How to avoid it getting soggy while storing?

To prevent garlic bread from getting soggy, be sure to wrap it tightly in foil or plastic wrap before adding it to the fridge. You can also store it in a resealable ziplock bag and ensure that the air is squeezed out.

Homemade garlic brea don a white platter garlic cloves.

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If you tried my Homemade Roasted Garlic Bread recipe or any other recipe on my website, please please leave a 🌟 star rating and let me know how you go in the 📝 comments below. I love hearing from you.

Overview shot of garlic bread in a white platter.

Homemade Roasted Garlic Bread

December 7, 2023
5 from 1 vote
Get ready for the BEST Homemade Garlic Bread experience--- Packed with aromatic fresh herbs, tons of roasted garlic, and the richness of butter + olive oil, atop crusty bread toasted to golden perfection. This easy garlic bread recipe is a game-changer.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 8 servings



  • 1 lb. french bread or Italian loaf, halved
  • 2 garlic bulbs, roasted
  • 2 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 Tbsps unsalted butter, softened at room temp.
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley


  • 1 cup Roasted Garlic Olive Oil Dip



  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  • Cut the french bread in half, length-way and Place each halved french bread unto the prepared baking sheet, insides facing upward.


  • In a bowl, add the softened butter, olive oil, insides of the roasted garlic, and seasonings: salt, garlic powder, oregano, basil, and parsley, stirring everything together until combined and smooth.


  • For a nice shortcut and way to repurpose this Roasted Garlic Olive Oil Dip (if you've made it recently)----use it as the topping for this garlic bread instead of creating the "roasted garlic butter".


  • Spoon generous amounts of garlic butter unto each halved french bread evenly.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or so, until the edges are slightly golden brown. For a bit of extra crispiness, bake for another 3-5 minutes, but watch it carefully to avoid burning.
  • Remove from oven and let it cool slightly. Slice and serve.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Leftover bread is best kept tightly wrapped in foil paper or plastic wrap, refrigerated for 3-5 days for optimal freshness. To extend its shelf life, you can also freeze garlic bread. When frozen, garlic bread will last for 2-3 months. 
  • GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: To make this garlic bread GF-friendly, be sure to substitute the french bread or baguettes with a gluten-free version. 


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.3g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.02g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg


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