Easy Garlic Bread – This buttery, garlicky bread can be made with whatever bread you have on hand at home. Whether it’s your standard sliced bread, a yummy loaf you picked up from the bakery section, or even your homemade sourdough, this spread works!

sliced easy garlic bread on board sprinkled with salt

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Homemade Garlic Bread with Sliced Bread Ingredients

  • bread
  • butter
  • fresh garlic
  • fresh oregano
  • fresh basil
  • dried parsley
  • ground black pepper
  • kosher salt
ingredients for easy garlic bread

How to Make Garlic Bread with Sliced Bread

Detailed instructions and measurements are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Add all ingredients (except bread) to a food processor.
  3. Pulse until smooth.
  4. Spread the butter evenly over your slices of bread (or half loaf if using french bread)
  5. Place on a baking sheet and toast for 6 minutes (or until beginning to brown). If you need them browned further, you can pop them under the broiler for an additional minute, but be careful! Bread burns quickly!
  6. Remove from the oven and enjoy with your favorite dish.

Tips for Making Easy Garlic Bread with Sliced Bread

  • If you like a browner, crispier garlic bread, you can utilize your broiler. If you do this, be very careful and keep a close watch. Just 30 seconds under a broiler can take bread from toasted to completed burned.
  • Use a flavorful bread! I really like picking up a loaf of rosemary bread from the bakery section of my local grocery store.
  • Don’t go too thick with the butter. It’ll have a hard time toasting up.

Homemade Garlic Bread with Sliced Bread FAQs

What is the Best Bread for Homemade Garlic Bread using Sliced Bread?

Whatever bread you like best! I really like rosemary bread from our bakery section at the grocery store, but French bread and even your standard sliced bread at home work great!

Can I use regular sliced bread for garlic bread?

Absolutely!

Can You Make Garlic Bread With Olive Oil Instead of Butter?

You can make garlic bread with olive oil instead of butter. Be sure to brush lightly and don’t get too heavy-handed with the oil.

details of easy garlic bread with oregano

Alterations for picky eaters

  • Use a bread they love! If white, sliced bread with the crust cut off is their favorite, use that. Use the bread they love the most.
  • Swap the fresh garlic for garlic powder. Some people don’t like the taste of fresh garlic, but like the taste of garlic powder. It’s a totally fine swap to make.

Alterations to lower calories or WW points

  • Use a lower calorie or point bread. A good alternative for this would be one of the loafs in the store that are 35-45 calories per slice or even doing it with 2 ingredient dough.
  • Replace the butter with a butter substitute. Be careful on taste and melting factor if you do this though!

How To Store Homemade Garlic Bread

The best way to store homemade garlic bread is at room temperature. Place it in an airtight container and leave it on the counter. If you want to extend the life, I recommend freezing it.

What To Serve With Garlic Bread from Sliced Bread

My favorite recipes to serve with garlic bread are soups, stews, and dishes that have a lot of sauce. It soaks it up and tastes great dipped in the sauce. Some of my favorites are:

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Easy Garlic Bread with Sliced Bread

By: Kara - Sweetly Splendid
5 from 6 votes
Prep 2 minutes
Cook 6 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Garlic Bread - This buttery, garlicky bread can be made with whatever bread you have on hand at home. Whether it's your standard sliced bread, a yummy loaf you picked up from the bakery section, or even your homemade sourdough, this spread works!

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Add all ingredients (except bread) to a food processor
  • Pulse until smooth. 
  • Spread the butter evenly over your slices of bread (or half loaf if using french bread)
  • Place on a baking sheet and toast for 6 minutes (or until beginning to brown). If you need them browned further, you can pop them under the broiler for an additional minute, but be careful! Bread burns quickly! 
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy with your favorite dish. I like to sprinkle mine with a little extra coarse kosher salt right out of the oven. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1/12th of loaf, Calories: 130kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 184mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Bread
Cuisine: Italian

Hi! I’m Kara!

Kara loves all things food and spending time with her family and dogs. She has a passion for cooking and loves making yummy, family-friendly recipes.

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