I’m sure my house is like your house in that you eat a mix of foods, but tend to gravitate towards certain foods everyone likes. In my house, that’s pasta. Any kind of pasta really. So tonight was a pasta night and with the pasta, I made some scratch-made garlic bread.
Now, I used to make a really cheesy, super garlicy garlic bread. But it was almost too decadent. So this is a more tame version of that. It still has a strong garlic flavor on top of crunchy bread with some butter after-bites, but it’s not too over-the-top. In fact, it’s just right.
This would taste amazing dipped in soup, served with pasta, or just as a snack on its own. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Homemade Garlic Bread
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 loaf crusty bread, split
- 3 tablespoons grated cheese, Parmesan or Romano
- Chopped fresh parsley
- Combine garlic, butter, and oil in a microwave safe dish or in a small saucepan. Heat garlic and butter and oil in microwave for 1 minute or in a small pot over moderate-low heat for 3 minutes.
- Toast split bread under broiler (this won’t take more than 15-20 seconds if broiling on high). Remove bread when it is toasted golden brown in color. Brush bread liberally with garlic oil. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Return to broiler and brown 30 seconds. Cut into chunks and serve. Enjoy!