Homemade Garlic Bread: A Tasty Side for Kids


Transform a simple loaf into a delightful treat with our Homemade Garlic Bread recipe! This easy-to-make side dish is a hit among kids, offering the perfect balance of crispy edges and a soft, buttery center infused with garlic. Ideal for pairing with pasta or as a yummy snack on its own, this garlic bread will have everyone, especially the kids, asking for seconds.

Homemade Garlic Bread: A Tasty Side for Kids

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 8
  • Serving Size: 1 slice


  • French Bread: 1 loaf (approximately 450 grams / 1 pound)
  • Butter: 120 grams (0.26 pounds), softened
  • Garlic: 4 cloves, minced
  • Dried Parsley: 1 tablespoon
  • Parmesan Cheese: 50 grams (0.11 pounds), grated (optional)
  • Salt: to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Prepare Bread: Cut the French bread in half lengthwise.
  3. Make Garlic Butter: In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter, minced garlic, dried parsley, and a pinch of salt.
  4. Spread on Bread: Spread the garlic butter evenly over the cut sides of the bread. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese if using.
  5. Bake: Place the bread halves on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the edges are golden and crispy.
  6. Serve: Remove from oven, let cool for a minute, then cut into slices and serve warm.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Garlic Variation: Adjust the amount of garlic to suit your taste preferences.
  • Cheese Options: Besides Parmesan, you can use mozzarella for a cheesy variation.
  • Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container and reheat before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make garlic bread ahead of time? Yes, prepare it up to the baking step, then wrap it in foil and refrigerate. Bake when ready to serve.

Can I use any bread for garlic bread? French bread is ideal, but you can use any crusty loaf like a baguette or ciabatta.

Is it necessary to use butter? Butter gives the best flavor, but you can substitute it with margarine or olive oil for a different twist.