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garlic bread slice on a white plate with fresh parsley on top and more garlic bread in the background

Garlic Bread Spread

Garlic Bread Spread is delicious slathered over a loaf of French bread and baked to toasty perfection! It's a quick and easy, packed with garlic flavor and the ideal side dish for any pasta meal!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course bread, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 10 people


  • cup softened butter
  • cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder*
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley*
  • large loaf of French bread


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter and mayonnaise until smooth.
  • Add the garlic powder, salt, onion powder and parsley. Stir until well-combined.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Slice the loaf of French bread down the center and place it on a sheet pan with the cut sides up.
  • Spoon the garlic bread spread over the bread and smooth it out in an even layer.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then broil for an additional 1-2 minutes or until a light golden brown.


*You can also use fresh garlic if you have it.  You'll use 5 cloves of fresh, minced garlic.
*Don't have fresh parsley?  No worries.  Use 1 teaspoon of dried parsley instead OR skip it altogether.
Keyword garlic bread
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