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Basil Garlic Bread

This is a must have accompaniment in my home. It goes well with Italian dishes to a simple salad dishes.—Stephanie Moon, Boise, Idaho.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 loaf (8 ounces) French bread


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, parsley, basil and garlic. Cover and microwave until butter is melted. Stir in cheese.
  • Cut the bread in half lengthwise; place cut side down on an uncovered grill over medium heat for 2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Brush cut side with the butter mixture. Grill or broil 1-2 minutes longer.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 280 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 555mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Jan 9, 2021

    I loved using fresh basil from the garden to make this delicious bread.

  • angela32
    Jun 3, 2019

    This was very good, but I did add salt to it. I needed "something" extra and some salt did the trick.

  • cynandtom
    Apr 22, 2019

    Great garlic bread, and we eat some variety of garlic bread 3-4 times a week, so we know a good one when we try it!! We didn’t grill it, just broiled for a few minutes until golden brown. A definite keeper!

  • JMartinelli13
    Nov 30, 2016

    I used dried parsley and basil because it's what I had on hand. Very fast dish to put together and everyone loved it. Leftovers froze and reheated great!

  • jaclyn_mullahy
    Jun 29, 2013

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  • bereitbach
    Aug 15, 2012

    This was pretty good, but I did think it could use some more flavor. Next time I would increase the basil and maybe add some onion salt. The parsley doesn't add a lot to the taste although it makes the bread look wonderful to serve.

  • Jackie
    Sep 5, 2006

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