Easy Garlic Bread

This warm garlicky delight is ready in minutes.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
garlic clove, finely chopped or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1
loaf (1 pound) French bread

  • 1 Heat oven to 400ºF. Mix butter and garlic.
  • 2 Cut bread crosswise into 1-inch slices. Spread butter mixture over 1 side of each bread slice. Reassemble loaf; wrap securely in heavy-duty aluminum
  • 3 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until hot.

Expert Tips

Not fond of garlic? Drop it, and add herbs, onion or seeds instead. For herb bread, mix 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese and 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt with the butter. For onion bread, mix 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion or chives with the butter. For seeded bread, mix 1 teaspoon celery seed, poppy seed, dill seed or sesame seed with the butter.

Heat the bread in your microwave. Do not wrap loaf in foil. Instead, divide the loaf in half, and place halves side by side in napkin-lined microwavable basket or on microwavable dinner plate. Cover with napkin and microwave on Medium (50%) 1 minute 30 seconds to 3 minutes, rotating basket 1/2 turn after 1 minute, until bread is hot.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
35 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 g
4 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
10 mg
10 %;
Sodium
170 mg
170 %;
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
13 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
2 g
2 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.