Garlic bread

Garlic bread

15 min
Serving garlic bread with your main dish is guaranteed to bring smiles to the faces around your table. It’s an easy-to-make side that adds a touch of comfort and indulgence to almost any dish.


Step 1
  • Set the oven to 200°C.
Step 2
  • Stir together the garlic and butter. Spread the butter on the bread and sprinkle with a little salt. Toast in the middle of the oven for 5-7 minutes.
Step 3
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve warm.

Try mixing the chopped parsley with the butter and garlic, or even blend it. This will give a nice green colour, and enhance the taste of parsley.

Questions about garlic bread

Delicious food that goes well with everything, keep reading to find out more about the most frequently asked questions about garlic bread!

What goes well with garlic bread?
Garlic bread is a perfect snack or starter to serve with chilled beverages like beer, wine, and lemonade at a garden party. Tomato-based soups and stews are other hand-in-glove pairings. Leafy salads go well with garlic bread as do steak, chicken, and seafood. What about pasta? While some love a piece of garlic bread with their pasta, others will argue that this combo is just too starchy for their taste.
Which bread should I use for garlic bread?
Soft, white breads such as baguette or ciabatta is perfect for making garlic bread. Whole grain and seeded breads are an alternative, as long as they are soft and not too dark. Sourdough bread can add extra depth of flavour, but any white loaf will work just fine. Making garlic bread is a perfect way to salvage a loaf that has been lying in the pantry for a day or two. The butter and heat bring new life to the bread, resulting in a crisp, crusty toast packed with garlicky savouriness.


8 slices
Room temperature butter
30 g
Pressed garlic clove
Mediterranean salt
Chopped fresh parsley
½ dl

Homemade garlic bread – a classic side dish

With a slice of homemade garlic bread on the side, even the humblest soup or salad is complete and enjoyable. The warm, crispy, and flavourful toast is the perfect accompaniment to seafood like prawns and lobster. It’s also a natural part of every tapas party.

Vary the garlic baguette with these different herbs and spices

Classic herbs like basil, thyme, rosemary, and oregano can all be sprinkled on your garlic bread – separately or together – to add new layers of flavour. Marjoram is perhaps a lesser-known herb that will fit right in. In many stores, you can find Italian spice mixes that are like made for garlic bread. Try mixing your herbs and spices with finely grated parmesan cheese and sprinkle on your hot garlic bread. For added heat, a pinch of chili flakes will do the job.