Garlic-Butter Bread for Soups or Barbecues

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Zurie

An old favourite, and let's not complicate it! No added herbs are necessary. You buy the bread, and the rest takes a few minutes. Always popular, so two loaves are better than one!

Top Review by diner524

Wonderful garlic bread!!! I used a nice French bread from the bakery. I softened 1/2 stick of butter then gradually added some of olive oil, at about 2 1/2 tablespoons I stopped as I felt had reached a good texture/consistency. I used the maximum amount listed for the garlic, as I had to use jarred minced (refrigerated) garlic and then added some garlic salt for the seasoning salt. This spread perfectly over the slices and I then added some to the top and sides of the bread. We enjoyed this bread with spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. Thanks for sharing this recipe Zurie!!! Made for Photo Tag.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 Italian bread, long and fat
  • 14 cup butter
  • 14 cup virgin olive oil
  • 3 -4 garlic cloves (strong-smelling, or use more than stated)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • seasoning salt (to taste) (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 325 deg F/160 deg Celsius.
  2. Slice the bread neatly into generous slices, but DO NOT SLICE THROUGH.
  3. Mix well together in a bowl: the butter, olive oil (use a fruity one), finely chopped and crushed garlic, and parsley.
  4. Add a good pinch seasoned salt, if you want to. It's not necessary and can be left out.
  5. Without breaking the bottom crust, spread the butter mixture on the slices.
  6. (Depending on size of bread you might have to use more butter-olive oil-garlic-parsley).
  7. Push the bread together into its original shape, and wrap it securely in foil.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, but long enough for the garlic butter to melt and penetrate.
  9. Open the foil, turn off the oven, and let the top of the bread crisp a little.
  10. Serve with grilled meats or with a hearty chowder-type soup. Can also be served with a salad for lunch.

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