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Classic Garlic Bread

Total Time 9 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 12 tbsp (1.5 sticks) butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large soft French loaf of bread
  • ¼ cup Parmesan grated
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley leaves finely chopped


  • Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 450° F.
  • In a small skillet over medium-low heat, melt butter, add garlic and cook stirring occasionally until the butter is golden and the garlic is very fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  • Slice the bread in half lengthwise. Brush the crust with the garlic butter, turn the bread to cut-side up and slice each half crosswise at 2-inch intervals without cutting all the way through, making it pull apart easily when done.
  • Place bread on a rimmed baking sheet and liberally brush the cut sides with remaining garlic butter.
  • Sprinkle both the loaves with grated Parmesan cheese and a pinch of salt and bake until the edges of the bread are a deep golden brown. 10-15 minutes. Garnish with parsley. Serve warm.
Keyword vegetarian
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