Homemade Garlic Bread is crunchy, garlicky goodness that is so simple to make. You won’t ever use store bought again!
My recipe for Homemade Garlic Bread is one of my all time go-to recipes that I have been using FOREVER! I bet I’ve made this about a zillion times so far, at least!! What makes this Homemade Garlic Bread so outstanding, you ask? Well, what makes mine unique, as you can see in the picture above, is that I grill the bread on my George Foreman Grill. Both sides of the French bread get coated in my epic homemade garlic butter for double the flavour. The big bonus here is that the bread gets nice and toasted on both sides! Genius, right??!!
I just want you to know that I am not just spouting off about how good this Homemade Garlic Bread is, just because. I have had many comments (oohs and ahhs mainly!) from those who have tried it about how good it is and how they can’t stop eating it! So, be sure to make LOTS when you make this because people will eat it up like crazy!
Let’s investigate the reasons behind why this garlic bread is so tasty….First of all, there are a few ingredients that really need to take a bow here and are what make this Homemade Garlic Bread pretty outstanding. First off, French bread is a definite must along with unsalted butter and real garlic, not garlic powder. This is called Homemade GARLIC Bread for a reason. Garlic is the whole reason we are here, folks, so it’s important to pack a good garlic punch! You will only get that by using the real deal. Next up, I like to add some Italian seasoning which gives this a little zest and flare. Trust me, you will be glad you did! And the final reason behind why this recipe is so yummy? The George Foreman Grill. This Homemade Garlic Bread would not turn out like this if it weren’t for the double-sided grilling that you can do with a George Foreman Grill. Now, it could be any old Panini grill….I just happen to have the “George” as I like to call it. What is of major importance is not the brand but that the grill has two grilling sides to it.
I think that about covers it…..there are varying degrees to the crispiness of this recipe and that really depends on your own personal taste. I like to call it quits once the bread is lightly browned and still a little soft in the middle. Then you have a very nice combination of crunchy and chewy..
One final note….it’s totally okay if you don’t have a Panini grill in your possession. You could also do it on the barbeque…just be sure to watch it very carefully so it doesn’t burn. Another option is broiling it in the oven, flipping it over once one side is browned and then do the other. Again, be really careful not to burn it!
Here is our Homemade Garlic Bread line up, all slathered in amazing garlic butter and ready for grilling. I bet you can already smell the garlicky goodness that will be coming off this grill very shortly! It is really quite divine! I think that it is time for the recipe….so please keep reading…it’s up next!
Homemade Garlic Bread is crunchy, garlicky goodness that is so simple to make. You won't ever use store bought again!
- 1 Loaf French Bread, cut in equal pieces These pieces need to be fairly thick to make a good "connection" on the grill
- 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
- 8-10 Cloves Garlic, minced I LOVE garlic so I say use a bunch but you can tone it down if you're not wanting quite so much
- 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
Combine the butter, cloves and Italian seasoning in a medium bowl until well mixed. Coat the butter mix lightly on both sides of the French bread. At this point, you are ready to grill it up using whatever method you like. Either put it into a panini grill or under the broiler in the oven. Just be sure to really watch it closely if you are using the broiler! It doesn't take long to burn.
And here is the final product once the Panini grill has worked it’s magic…..beautiful golden garlic bread that is going to go great with the rest of your dinner!
And finally I thought I would show you how great it looks served with some spaghetti and my slow cooked marinara sauce that I have added some ground beef to. I’ve even included the link to my slow cooked marinara sauce in case you wanted to make some.