Roasted Garlic Bread

How to Make Great Roasted Garlic Bread in 15 Minutes

Nathan Hawkes Nathan Hawkes Jun 09, 2023

So, you want to turn that really good bread into roasted garlic bread. And you want a quick easy way to do it.  Well, here you go.

See our bestselling Italian Country Bread or use our crusty French Bread.

First, roast some garlic . . .

That’s easy. Grab a muffin pan and stick a bulb in each cavity, as many cavities as you want. You’re going to want garlic bread often so don’t skimp, stock up.

Bake your garlic at 400°F for 30-40 minutes, or until the cloves are lightly browned and feel soft when you press your finger against them. You may also wrap each bulb of garlic in foil and bake them in your oven.

You can store your extra garlic in the freezer for two or three months.  You can also store your extra roasted cloves in the refrigerator, submerged in olive oil, for two weeks. (Do not store roasted garlic at room temperature, not even for a short period. It's hazardous to do so.)

Now make some roasted garlic bread . . .

roasting garlic


Your bread should be light and airy. The roasted garlic gives your bread a pleasant nutty-garlic taste. 


  • 8 to 10 cloves of roasted garlic
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 loaf of French, Italian, or sourdough bread
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley


    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Set out a baking sheet.

    1. Squeeze the roasted garlic from its outer wrappings into a small bowl. Mash the garlic with a fork or use a garlic press.
    2. Blend the butter, parsley, parmesan cheese, and garlic together to make a paste.
    3. Slice the bread. Spread each slice with the garlic mixture.
    4. Bake on the baking sheet for 10 to 12 minutes or until crispy.


    Baker’s note: If you are using raw garlic, you will want to reduce the amount used. Raw garlic may be up to four times as strong. Roasted garlic is much mellower tasting.

    Johnny Carino Copy Cat Olive Oil Recipe

    Now that roasted garlic oil for dipping . . .  

    This is a copycat recipe. It's a great complement for roasted garlic bread.

    When we go Italian, it’s usually to Johnny Carino’s. I’m hooked on the bread and that wonderful olive oil with the crunchy roasted garlic bits.


    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary
    • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley
    • 2 teaspoons fresh oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    • 1 teaspoon medium coarse sea salt (consider roasted garlic sea salt)
    • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil


      1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
      2. Chop the garlic, herbs, and Parmesan cheese in a blender or food processor until finely chopped. Add the olive oil and garlic.
      3. Spread the chopped garlic, herbs, and oil mixture on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
      4. Roast the mixture for 20 minutes stirring twice while cooking. Check on it before the 20 minutes is up; the garlic should be golden and crispy, but not burned. Use what you need and save the rest in a paper bag in the refrigerator.
      5. Add more olive oil as desired at serving time.
      Recommended Breads for Garlic Bread:

       Italian Country Bread Mix

      French Bread Mix

      Pan de Agua Bread Mix


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