There are two kinds of people: those that like garlic bread and those without taste buds. All joking aside, nothing makes me hungry quite like the smell of freshly baked garlic bread.
The Barber household loves bread – we usually eat our fill of the “free” bread at a restaurant before our meal even arrives! So it’s no surprise that we take our garlic bread very seriously. We want it to be cheesy, full of seasonings and of course – garlic. We don’t stop there, though – we also make sure that we have great bread too! Our absolute favorite way to make garlic bread is to use the Asiago Cheese Loaf from Panera Bread.
Oftentimes we opt for a more traditional bread – which is what this recipe calls for. We normally buy a “take and bake” French or sourdough bread, slice it, slather it in garlic butter and get to business!
We hope this simple and extremely delicious recipe serves your pasta adventures for meals to come!
Parmesan Garlic Bread
- 8 slices french bread sourdough or any bread will work
- 1 cup salted butter softened
- 1 tbsp minced garlic about 2 small cloves
- 2/3 cup parmesan cheese shredded, grated is OK.
- 1 tbsp italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika smoked paprika if you're adventurous
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Using 1/3 cup of the parmesan cheese, mix all ingredients together until a soft, creamy garlic butter is formed.
- Generously apply the garlic butter to both sides of the bread and plase on a good non-stick pan. If your pan does not release well, spay a bit of non-stick spray on it. Cover with foil.
- Bake for 15 minutes and remove - sprinkling the remaining 1/3 cup of cheese on top of the bread. Bake for an additional 5 minutes until the cheese begins to brown and then remove.
- Serve immediately!