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Baguette Garlic Bread

Round out every meal with this easy baguette garlic bread recipe! The rich, buttery garlic baguette is loaded with so much delicious garlic flavor, herbs, and nutty parmesan cheese. It’s the best side dish and so easy to make!

We are a family of garlic bread lovers and serve it with about anything from chicken vodka penne to spaghetti mac and cheese to parmesan herb-crusted chicken.

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The best garlic bread baguette

You can never go wrong with homemade baguette garlic bread!

Just think about warm, crispy baguette bread, stuffed with fragrant garlic herb butter and melty parmesan cheese!

The recipe sounds simple enough. Baguette, butter, and garlic. And with a few extras thrown in, plus my tips, you will get the most glorious garlic bread!

My garlic baguette recipe is ready in about 25 minutes.

It’s delicious on its own. Or serve it with marinara dipping sauce for an easy, satisfying appetizer.

We also love it with Panera chicken noodle soup, beef stroganoff, and meatballs alfredo.

For another version, try my olive oil garlic bread, hot dog bun garlic bread, and mayo garlic bread.

You can also get all the great flavors of garlic in my yummy garlic cheese spread!

Reasons to love baguette garlic bread
  • Simple to make: This garlic bread baguette recipe is a breeze to make and can be prepared ahead of time.
  • Delicious: A loaf of baguette is infused with aromatic garlic herb butter. Aside from garlic, we also add Italian seasoning, fresh parsley, and parmesan cheese to create amazing flavor.
  • Ultimate side dish: Enjoy baguette garlic toast with your favorite entrees and main dishes, from chicken to pasta, stews, and soups. It’s the perfect side dish!
  • Crowd pleaser: Homemade garlic bread baguette is great for gatherings! Put it in the center of the table and let everyone pull it apart. Hand it with marinara sauce for a delicious, quick appetizer.
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Ingredients

Cheesy garlic bread baguette uses simple ingredients, which is one of the things that makes it so amazing! The key is to use fresh garlic cloves and a good-quality baguette. Find specific measurements in the recipe card below.

  • Baguette: The full-size baguette you can buy in the bakery section of your grocery store works best.
  • Fresh garlic cloves: We’re going for a balanced garlic flavor and use 6 garlic cloves. Feel free to use only 3 for a lighter aroma, or 10 cloves for maximum garlic flavor.
  • Salted butter: Set the butter out to soften so it becomes easier to mix and spread. If you’re using unsalted butter, add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  • Herbs: A mix of fresh parsley and Italian seasoning adds visual interest and a delicious, herby flavor.
  • Red pepper flakes add a hint of heat and spiciness to the garlic butter.
  • Parmesan cheese: For the best taste, shred the parmesan freshly from a block of cheese. Pre-grated parmesan cheese is convenient but can end up a bit dry.
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Subsitutions

  • Cheese: Feel free to substitute the parmesan for your favorite cheese. Mozzarella, cheddar, or Fontina cheese are tasty choices.
  • Garlic powder: You can use garlic powder if you don’t have fresh garlic cloves available. Add 2 teaspoons of garlic powder.
  • Herbs: Basil, oregano, chives, and arugula are great substitutes for parsley.
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How to make garlic bread with baguette

Garlic bread is probably the easiest side dish there is. And this baguette garlic bread is no exception! Let’s go over the instructions step-by-step!

step 1 slice baguette.

1. Slice baguette

Using a sharp serrated knife, cut the bread into 1-inch / 2.5 cm slices, being careful not to slice all the way through the bread.

step 2 mix garlic herb butter.

2. Mix garlic herb butter

In a small bowl, whisk together the softened butter, minced garlic, parsley, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and parmesan cheese until well combined.

step 3 stuff the baguette with garlic mixture.

3. Stuff the baguette with mixture

Using a butter knife or a small offset spatula, generously spread the garlic mixture into the slits of the baguette loaf.

step 4 bake baguette.

4. Bake baguette

Place the baguette onto the baking sheet, wrap the bread in the foil, and bake for 10 minutes.

Then remove the foil and continue baking for another 5 minutes until the bread becomes crispy.

step 5 serve garlic baguette.
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Cooking tips

I want to share a few simple tips to ensure your French baguette garlic bread turns out just the way you like it.

  • Use a sharp serrated knife when cutting your baguette for the best results.
  • Slice the baguette evenly: When cutting the loaf, go slowly and slice the bread as evenly as possible. This will help with even baking and broiling.
  • Don’t cut all the way down when slicing the bread. Otherwise, it’ll fall apart. Stop once you see the bottom crust.
  • Get the garlic butter into every nook and cranny: Be sure to slather the garlic butter all the way to the bottom of the sliced baguette for garlicky flavor in every bite.
  • Wrap the baguette in foil for the first 15 minutes of baking: this will protect the bread from drying out and keep the inside moist and gooey. Plus, it helps to keep your pan nice and clean.
  • Cut down cook time: If you want to speed up the process, skip the baking and broil the bread for 3 to 4 minutes. The bottom will remain soft, but the top will be crispy, and that’s perfectly fine.
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Serving suggestions

Garlic bread from baguette makes a tasty appetizer and is the perfect side for any main meal.

It’s great with pasta dishes to mop up any sauce left over at the end of the meal.

We especially love it for parties and gatherings since the recipe yields many servings and everyone can help themselves with a slice.

Here are a few more parings for garlic bread:

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Make-ahead

You may assemble the garlic bread baguette 1 day in advance to save on time. Wrap the loaf tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake.

Preparing the bread ahead of time will create an even better-tasting bread because the ingredients have time to mingle and seep into the bread.

top shot of French baguette garlic bread with garlic cloves and marinara sauce.
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Storage instructions

How to store baguette garlic bread

Garlic baguette tastes best right out of the oven. But in case you have leftovers, place the baguette inside an airtight container or zip-top bag to prevent the loaf from drying out.

Refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Reheat garlic bread

To reheat, wrap the bread loosely with foil. Heat at 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes until warmed through and crisp.

I don’t recommend reheating garlic bread in the microwave because it dries out the baguette and creates a hard, chewy texture.

Freeze garlic bread baguette

You can freeze baguette garlic bread before or after baking. Here is what you need to know:

  • Freeze before baking: Place the sliced, buttered garlic baguette on a sheet pan in the freezer. Once frozen, wrap the loaf in 2 layers of plastic wrap and heavy-duty foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Remove the wrapping and put the bread on a baking sheet to bake. Bake as directed, adding about 5 minutes to the baking time since it’s frozen.
  • Freeze leftovers: Wrap individual slices in wax paper or foil and put them into a freezer bag or airtight container. Freeze for up to 4 months. To bake, remove the wrapping and place the slices on a baking sheet. Bake at 350°F until hot and crispy.
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FAQ

Can I use minced garlic instead of fresh garlic?

No, I don’t recommend using minced garlic from the jar. Prepared garlic tastes different, which will affect the overall flavor of the bread. For the best results, use fresh garlic cloves.

What other types of bread can I use?

Sourdough bread, French bread, Italian bread, and ciabatta are delicious, crusty breads that will work well here.

Can I make vegan baguette garlic bread?

Sure! Simply replace the butter with a vegan butter and swap the parmesan for a vegan cheese substitute, or omit it altogether. It will still taste scrumptious.

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More garlic bread recipes

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Baguette Garlic Bread Recipe

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Round out every meal with this easy baguette garlic bread recipe! The rich, buttery garlic baguette is loaded with so much delicious garlic flavor, herbs, and nutty parmesan cheese. It's the best side dish and so easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette bread loaf
  • 1 stick / 1/2 cup / 115 g / 4 oz salted butter
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped (or 1 tbsp dried)
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup / 45 g / 1.5 oz freshly grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Prep work. Preheat your oven to 350°F / 180°C / gas mark 4. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
  2. Slice baguette. Using a sharp serrated knife, cut the bread into 1-inch / 2.5 cm slices, being careful not to slice all the way through the bread.
  3. Mix garlic herb butter. In a small bowl, whisk together the softened butter, minced garlic, parsley, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and parmesan cheese until well combined.
  4. Stuff the baguette with mixture. Using a butter knife or a small offset spatula, generously spread the garlic mixture into the slits of the baguette loaf.
  5. Bake bread. Place the baguette onto the baking sheet, wrap the bread in the foil, and bake for 10 minutes. Then remove the foil and continue baking for another 5 minutes until the bread becomes crispy.
  6. Serve. Transfer the baguette onto a serving platter. Pull off slices of the baguette and eat as an appetizer with marinara sauce for dunking or serve as a side for pasta and main dishes. Enjoy!

Notes

Tips

  • Use a sharp serrated knife when cutting your baguette for the best results.
  • Slice the baguette evenly: When cutting the loaf, go slowly and slice the bread as evenly as possible. This will help with even baking and broiling.
  • Don't cut all the way down when slicing the bread. Otherwise, it'll fall apart. Stop once you see the bottom crust.
  • Get the garlic butter into every nook and cranny: Be sure to slather the garlic butter all the way to the bottom of the sliced baguette for garlicky flavor in every bite.
  • Wrap the baguette in foil for the first 15 minutes of baking: this will protect the bread from drying out and keep the inside moist and gooey. Plus, it helps to keep your pan nice and clean.
  • Cut down cook time: If you want to speed up the process, skip the baking and broil the bread for 3 to 4 minutes. The bottom will remain soft, but the top will be crispy, and that's perfectly fine.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 361mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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