Herb Garlic Bread

When I made the Creamy Herb Fettuccine that I shared yesterday, it seemed only logical to me to make some crunchy garlic bread. Can you think of a better way to soak up some of that wonderful creamy sauce? I can’t. And since I already had some fresh herbs why not add them to the mix as well? The result was buttery and garlicky, just as garlic bread should be.

Ryan was the original garlic bread maker in our house and he was darn good at it. However, somewhere along the line it became my job. Not that I mind. It’s pretty easy except for one small problem I tend to have:  forgetfulness. Towards the end of dinner I tend to get really busy as I try to plate, set the table and finish up last minute taste tests. It is during this time that I usually pop my bread in the oven and quickly recommence finishing dinner. Suddenly the smell of burning bread hits my nose and I remember that I am cooking burning garlic bread.  This has resulted in many a smoke alarm going off and the loss of many loves of French bread. So from plenty of personal experience I offer you this advice: watch this like a hawk.

Herb Garlic Bread Recipe

Serves 2 - 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 4 slices crusty french bread
  • kosher salt
  • extra virgin olive oil



Preheat oven broiler.


In a small saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic. Cook just until fragrant, about 30 seconds.


Place french bread slices on a baking sheet. Brush with melted butter mixture making sure to get some of the herbs and garlic on each slice. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Place on the middle oven rack and broil until edges are browned. About 2-3 minutes.


Transfer to serving plate. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Serve.


If you prefer your garlic bread a whole lot cheesier try my Garlic Cheese Bread. Enjoy!

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    December 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    i love your garlic bread recipe so does my family, thanks for sharing looking forward to new posts

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    November 5, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Thank you for letting me know Maggie!

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    November 5, 2010 at 10:19 am

    This person has the same exact pic as yours…not sure if you’re aware. It appears that yours was posted first so I assume it’s your pic. I looked up garlic bread on tastespotting and you were both on there. http://comfortofcooking.blogspot.com/2010/04/herb-garlic-bread.html

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    June 18, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I came across your blog while perusing flickr food groups. We tried this garlic bread for dinner tonight and unanimously decided that this is the best recipe ever. Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try your other recipes :)

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      June 18, 2010 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks Maddie! I hope you enjoy all the other recipes just as much :)

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    Rita @ Creatively Domestic
    October 1, 2009 at 10:56 am

    I have the same issue with burning my garlic bread!! Now I make my garlic bread ahead, wrap the whole ‘sebang in foil and throw it in the oven for about 30 mins. It takes a lot of the last minute pressure away and I just pull it out whenever I’m ready for it….but yours still looks yummier!

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    Bryan V.
    October 1, 2009 at 8:29 am

    The process seems to be very easy! Hope to feel the crunchiness soon..

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    September 30, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    I love your garlic bread, it makes such a great side with pasta dishes