Homemade Garlic Bread

So there’s definitely days that I “cheat” a little in the kitchen.  I mean, seriously, when you’re working full time and have a long commute on top of that, who has the time to make an entire meal from scratch every single night?  There’s nothing wrong with grabbing a frozen lasagna from the freezer section of your grocery store and baking it in the oven!!

That’s exactly what I did this week – I bought a frozen Stouffer’s meat lasagna for dinner. Then, to make it feel a little more homey and personal, I decided to make some homemade garlic bread to go with it!!  It still makes you feel like you are putting in some effort in the kitchen and you get a delicious result!

Here’s my recipe for how to make homemade garlic bread…


  • 4 slices of thickly sliced bread
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Our table the night we had the lasagna & garlic bread.
Notice the extra utensil next to my husband’s plate…
  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Let your 1/2 stick butter sit out to get soft OR put in a bowl in the microwave for about 15 seconds (this will be long enough to soften it, but will not liquefy it)
  • Add your parsley flakes and garlic powder to the butter and mix together with a spoon until blended well.
  • Use your newly made spread to butter both sides of each piece of bread.
  • Place bread onto a non-stick baking sheet.
  • Bake in the 350° for 4 minutes on one side, then flip your bread over and bake for an additional 4 minutes on the other side.
  • Enjoy your golden-brown, delicious & homemade garlic bread!!

PS. My husband loved this garlic bread.  If you remember, he is a picky eater, which means this was a GREAT recipe!!

xoxo, Food Marriage


  1. Tiffany says:

    I’m trying this recipe in a few minutes!!! it looks really good!

  2. Awesome!!! Hope it turned out good for you! :-)

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m going to try it in a minute too so fingers crossed xx

  4. Made this tonight and it definitely took more than four minutes to get brown. It took eighteen minutes all together to get toasted, but it wasnt that golden brown. We could barely taste the garlic in it too. I will for sure make it again, just I will adjust the heat up on the oven a little bit and add more garlic powder.

    • Thanks for the comment! If the oven is at the right temperature it should only take about eight minutes total (four on one side, flip, then four on the other side). Were you sure to fully pre-heat the oven before putting the bread in? If you put the bread in before it is fully heated, it will definitely take longer.

  5. Lindsay hood says:

    i too am trying this and the bread is in the oven and just for one side is already taking 8+ minutes. My oven was at 350 when I started.

    • Hi Lindsay! Maybe try turning up the heat to 400° ? Also – the bread does not necessarily have to turn golden-brown; feel it to see if it feels toasted…if so you can take it out even if it’s not golden.

  6. hey what do i do if i only have real garlic and not powder?

  7. Tried it! Really good stuff. My husband likes the bread more crunchy and the butter less wet so i left it in for about 10 min without flipping. Thank you!

  8. I usually add olive oil/butter/diced garlic/scallions & a light touch of salt for taste. It will taste much better!