roasted garlic bread

The BEST Roasted Garlic Bread

You are going to LOVE this garlic bread recipe! Really, it’s a must-try. The secret to this roasted garlic bread is roasting the garlic beforehand, and then mixing it with butter and a few seasonings to make the perfect spread. Roasted garlic has a softer, deeper flavor than raw garlic. This flavor pairs perfectly with all of the other components of garlic bread.

This recipe has two parts: making the spread, and assembling the bread. If that sounds like too much of a time commitment, you can make the spread and then refrigerate it to use later!

roasted garlic bread

Roasted Garlic Spread

First, cut off the tops of the garlic heads, exposing each clove. Drizzle the tops with olive oil and then wrap the garlic heads in tin foil. Bake at 425° F for about 45-50 minutes, or until the garlic cloves are carmelized and soft. Unwrap the tin foil and let the garlic cool off for about 30 minutes, or until it’s cool enough to handle with your hands.

Squeeze the softened garlic out of the cloves and into a bowl by hand. Mash it with a fork until creamy. It’s okay if there are still some chunks. Then add the softened butter, salt, and dried parsley. Mix well.

Either use the roasted garlic spread immediately, or store it in the refrigerator in a sealed container. It will last for up to two weeks in the refrigerator, or up to a month in the freezer. Just make sure to warm it to room temperature before using, otherwise it will be difficult to spread.

roasted garlic bread spread, made with roasted garlic, butter, parsley, salt, and parmesan cheese

Assemble the Roasted Garlic Bread

To make the roasted garlic bread, cut the bread in half horizontally (hamburger style). Place the bread on a baking sheet, inside facing up. Generously distribute the garlic spread on each loaf half. Then sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top.

Bake at 400° Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes, or until the edges of the bread start to turn golden brown. Then cut the loaves into slices before serving.

It’s that simple! I love this recipe because it perfectly complements so many meals. Try pairing it with Lemon Chicken with Rice and Squash, Baked Pesto Chicken Caprese, or Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta!

roasted garlic bread

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Now get cooking, and enjoy!

The BEST Roasted Garlic Bread

Recipe by Maddie Saxey
5.0 from 1 vote
Servings

15

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 
Calories

227

kcal

Ingredients

  • Roasted Garlic Spread
  • 2 large garlic heads

  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 3/4 tsp fine sea salt

  • 1 tsp dried parsley

  • Garlic Bread
  • 2 loaves of french bread (baguettes)

  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Roasted Garlic Spread
  • Preheat the oven to 425° F. Chop off the top 1/4 inch of the garlic heads, exposing each of the cloves. Wrap each one separately in tin foil, leaving the top open.
  • Put a teaspoon of olive oil on each garlic head (on the side that was cut open). Close off the tin foil, and place in the oven on the rack, right-side up.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the garlic heads are soft and the top is caramelized. Open the tin foil (carefully), and allow the garlic to cool for 30 minutes.
  • Squeeze the softened garlic out of the cloves and into a large bowl. Use a fork to mash the soft garlic. Then add the softened butter, salt, and parsley. Mix well.
  • Garlic Bread
  • Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  • Slice the bread lengthwise, and place on a baking sheet, inside facing up. Generously distribute the roasted garlic spread on the french bread.
  • Sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese over the bread and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the edges start to turn golden-brown.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes, and then slice the roasted garlic bread. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you make the roasted garlic spread in advance, refrigerate until you plan to use it. However, you will need to soften it before spreading.
  • This garlic spread will last up to two weeks in the refrigerator, or a month in the freezer.

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