Herb Garlic Bread - Belgian Style

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a nice garlic loaf to serve with pasta or your next grilled steak.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped minced garlic
  • 1 12 tablespoons finely minced fresh parsley or 1 12 tablespoons chervil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon tarragon
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 loaf French bread or 1 loaf Italian bread (or 2 smaller loaves)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, garlic, herbs, salt,a nd pepper well.
  3. Slice the bread 1" thick but do not cut all the way through the bottom of the loaf.
  4. Spread approximately 1 to 2 tsp of the garlic butter in between each cut.
  5. Wrap the bread in aluminum foil and bake about 10 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Wow! This recipe can be addictive. I used the thyme in mine and it tasted fabulous. I have another recipe like this I use alot but I think I'll be rotating back and forth now. I really love this. Thanks for posting this one. I just put this on in my Fav binder.

Chuck in Killbuck January 14, 2004

This recipe was so good! I loved this bread and I can honestly say that it was probably the tastiest garlic bread that I have ever eaten. I used fresh thyme instead of tarragon and that worked wonderfully. I am keeping this and going to make my french bread like this for good. Thank you so much for sharing.

Gingerbear January 11, 2004

Outstanding recipe. I made this exactly as described and it was terrific. Thanks fore the recipe.

Carl Samuelson July 29, 2008