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Roasted garlic bread slices on a plate.

Roasted Garlic Bread

This garlic bread starts with three heads of roasted garlic. It’s garlicky, buttery, and so good.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings


  • 3 heads garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan, optional
  • Pinch red pepper flakes, optional


  1. Prepare the Roast Garlic. Heat oven to 375° F.

  2. Cut about ½- inch from the top of 3 garlic heads, exposing the individual cloves. Place the garlic heads on a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle each head with about 1 teaspoon olive oil. Seal the foil around the garlic making a packet.

  3. Place the foil packet on a baking sheet. Roast until the garlic is soft, about 45 minutes. Remove garlic from the oven and set it aside to cool slightly.

  4. Make the Garlic Bread. Increase oven temperature to 400°F

  5. Let the garlic cool until it’s comfortable to the touch. Remove the garlic cloves from the skin by either squeezing the garlic or removing it with a small fork. Place the garlic into a small bowl and mash with a fork until almost smooth.
  6. In a separate bowl, stir one stick (half cup) butter until smooth and spreadable. Add the mashed garlic and stir until smooth. If using, add ½ cup parmesan, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, and/or a pinch of red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.

  7. Cut the loaf into two or three pieces using a serrated knife. Then slice each piece in half horizontally. Spread the roasted garlic butter evenly onto the bread.
  8. Place bread onto a baking sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes for soft garlic bread or about 12 minutes for crunchier bread.
  9. Remove bread from the oven and place on a cutting board. Let cool for a minute. Sprinkle additional chopped parsley onto the bread, optional. Slice into 1-inch pieces. Serve right away.