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How To Make Garlic Bread with Garlic Powder

How To Make Garlic Bread with Garlic Powder

Making garlic bread is super easy. All you have to do is mix some butter with minced garlic, spread the butter mixture on bread, toast it in the oven, and that’s it. However, if you don’t have fresh garlic available, the next best thing is garlic powder. So, if you are wondering how to make garlic bread with garlic powder…read ahead and find out!

What is garlic bread?

Garlic bread is a delicious side dish served at many Italian restaurants, mainly with alfredo pasta or soups. It is a widely loved side dish that is delicious and goes well with a variety of main dishes. With a crispy crust, soft center, and a deep savory, garlicky flavor and aroma, garlic bread is the ultimate comfort food. And the best thing is you can easily make it at home!

Can you make garlic bread with garlic powder?

How To Make Garlic Bread with Garlic Powder

Absolutely! Garlic is the main element in making garlic bread. Although most recipes use freshly minced garlic cloves for making garlic bread, you can use garlic powder as well. It won’t have the same strong garlicky flavor, but it is a perfect substitute for fresh garlic. It will give off the same taste and aroma. Therefore, you can use the two ingredients interchangeably.

Which bread is best for making garlic bread?

Italian bread for garlic bread

Honestly, you can use any bread you want. Even ordinary white bread will work! However, if you want to enjoy restaurant-quality garlic bread, I recommend you use the following types of bread:

  • French bread: The most widely used French bread for making garlic bread is the baguette. It is a long, thin bread known for its crispy exterior. You can get it from bakeries or at the grocery store.
  • Italian bread: The next best type of bread for making garlic bread is ciabatta. It is made from sourdough and is known for having large holes in it.
  • Any leftover bread: When you don’t want to go out to buy a specific type of bread, you can search your kitchen pantry to find any leftover bread. Leftover hotdog buns, hamburger buns, or even white bread work great when making garlic bread.

Different ways of making garlic bread

There are several ways you can make garlic bread with garlic powder. Here are a few to choose from:

  • Oven: The easiest and most widely used way to make garlic bread is by using an oven. Simply spread the garlic and butter mixture over the bread and bake until it is crispy. The whole process takes no more than 10 minutes.
  • Toaster: Another super convenient way to make quick garlic bread for a single serving is by using a toaster. Apply the mixture and toast the bread slices until they are crispy.
  • Air fryer: An air fryer is another way to make crispy garlic bread. Simply air fry the slices and flip halfway through.
  • Microwave: When you don’t have time to make garlic bread in an oven, you can use a microwave. It is an utterly convenient way to get quick garlic bread on your plate. However, the garlic bread won’t be as crispy as in an oven or air fryer.
  • Stovetop/grill: Toasting the garlic bread in a skillet or on a grill works too.

Tips to Remember

When making garlic bread with garlic powder, remember these tips:

  • Although I have sliced the bread before baking it, you can actually cut it in half length-wise. Especially when you are using long French bread, you can later cut the loaf into 4-inch pieces and enjoy.
  • Another great way to make garlic bread is by toasting it first and then applying the butter and garlic mixture. You can broil it again for a minute or two to finish the bread.
  • Add Italian seasoning and fresh or dried herbs to this butter mixture for more flavor.
  • You can sprinkle parmesan cheese on top or add it t the mixture for a nutty and cheesy flavor.
  • If you are using salted butter, skip adding salt to the mixture.

How to store garlic bread

Strong leftover garlic bread is easy. Place it in an air-tight container and store it at room temperature. It will stay fresh for a day. If you refrigerate it, it will stay fresh for up to 2 days; however, it will be a bit moist.

You can reheat garlic bread by wrapping it in aluminum foil and baking it at 350-degree F for 5 to 8 minutes. You can also microwave it it can get moist or soggy when using the microwave.

How to make garlic bread with garlic powder

How to make garlic bread with garlic powder

  • Preparation time: 2 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 12 minutes
  • Servings: 4 to 5

 

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of French or Italian bread
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish

 

Instructions

  1. Using a sharp knife, cut the loaf of bread into an inch-thick slice.
  2. In a bowl, add butter, garlic powder, and salt. Mix well using a fork or a spatula so that everything is well incorporated.
  3. Using a butter knife, spread the garlic butter mixture evenly across the sides of each bread piece.
  4. Place the bread slices on an aluminum-lined baking tray.
  5. Place the baking tray in the oven at 350-degree F for about 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Flip halfway into the cook and bake until you get a crispy golden crust.
  7. Once done, take the baking tray out of the oven, garnish the bread slices with freshly chopped parsley and serve.

How to make garlic bread with garlic powder

Preparation time: 2 minutes; Cooking time: 10 minutes; Total time: 12 minutes; Servings: 4 to 5

Ingredients
  

  • 1 loaf of French or Italian bread
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Using a sharp knife, cut the loaf of bread into an inch-thick slice.
  • In a bowl, add butter, garlic powder, and salt. Mix well using a fork or a spatula so that everything is well incorporated.
  • Using a butter knife, spread the garlic butter mixture evenly across the sides of each bread piece.
  • Place the bread slices on an aluminum-lined baking tray.
  • Place the baking tray in the oven at 350-degree F for about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Flip halfway into the cook and bake until you get a crispy golden crust.
  • Once done, take the baking tray out of the oven, garnish the bread slices with freshly chopped parsley and serve.

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