By/ Last Modified On March 15, 2023
Gluten-free garlic bread is the savory side dish that your gluten-free pasta dishes have been waiting for. This garlicky, toasted gluten-free garlic bread is perfectly seasoned and sure to be a family favorite from now on.
Seasonings and garlic are mixed with butter to create a topping that turns your favorite gluten-free bread into the most delicious gluten-free garlic bread ever.
Try this garlic bread with a classic, homemade gluten-free lasagna recipe that is full of flavor and filling. If you're looking for more bread recipes and you like a little crunch in your salad, you are going to LOVE these gluten-free croutons or these gluten-free cheesy breadsticks with your favorite Italian dish. For more Italian bready goodness, try gluten-free focaccia or gluten-free garlic knots!
GLUTEN-FREE GARLIC BREAD RECIPE
I know what you might be thinking everyone knows how to make gluten-free garlic bread. You'd be surprised at how many people don't have the ratio of butter to garlic memorized, or how many people wing it only to be disappointed.
There's no shame in using a recipe for things you make, and even though gluten-free garlic bread is simple to make, we love using a recipe so that we get it right every time.
This gluten-free garlic bread recipe is also perfect alongside any protein dish and roasted potatoes and broccoli. Garlic bread holds a lot of memories for me, of big family dinners and trips to Italian restaurants.
WHY YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THIS GLUTEN-FREE GARLIC BREAD
You can use any gluten-free bread - We like to use hearty baguettes to really soak up the garlic butter, plus the crust is extra crunchy. I've made this recipe with my gluten-free bread recipe as well and it's amazing.
Familiar flavors - This recipe for gluten-free garlic bread is based on those familiar flavors and uses gluten-free bread to make it safe for everyone to enjoy.
Easy to make - Making gluten-free garlic bread is easy with the help of some pre-made gluten-free bread.
INGREDIENTS IN GLUTEN-FREE GARLIC BREAD
Butter - one stick of butter is enough to make homemade garlic bread out of 2 to 4 gluten-free baguettes, depending on their size. You can use dairy-free butter in this recipe too. Soften the butter before starting.
Dried Parsley - I love the green color that this adds to the garlic bread, and it gives a fresh flavor. You can also use fresh parsley if you have it on hand. Fresh parsley does give it the best taste.
Garlic Salt - This is where we get the big garlic flavor that you'd expect from a great homemade garlic bread. I prefer using garlic salt as opposed to fresh garlic. I find the ease of using garlic salt a time saver, but you can use fresh garlic on hand. You can however use ½ teaspoon of minced garlic and ½ teaspoon of salt. You can also use garlic powder and salt.
Cheese (optional) - You can use parmesan cheese.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR THIS GLUTEN-FREE GARLIC BREAD
Butter knife - I like to use a butter knife, this 3 in 1 butter knife looks good.
Baking sheet - I like these baking sheets.
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HOW TO MAKE GLUTEN-FREE GARLIC BREAD
- Using a fork, whip some air into the butter.
- Add parsley (ground or fresh) and garlic salt (or minced garlic / garlic powder and salt) to form the garlic butter.
- Mix until combined and well incorporated.
- Using a butter knife, spread the garlic butter mixture over cut sides of baguettes that have been sliced lengthwise.
- Place the garlic bread on a baking sheet.
- Broil as directed in the recipe until golden brown.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions in gluten-free garlic bread, please see the complete recipe below.
TIPS FOR MAKING EASY GLUTEN-FREE GARLIC BREAD
Dairy-free butter - If you use dairy-free butter to make this gluten-free garlic recipe, reduce the amount of garlic salt. Dairy-free butter tends to have enough salt in it already.
Minced garlic - In place of garlic salt, use ½ teaspoon of minced garlic and ½ teaspoon of salt. Alternatively use garlic powder.
Broiling - Watch your gluten-free garlic bread as it broils to ensure that it doesn't burn.
WHAT KIND OF BREAD TO USE FOR HOMEMADE GARLIC BREAD?
The beauty of this homemade garlic bread recipe is that you can use whatever gluten-free bread that you like. Giving slightly stale bread the garlic butter treatment even brings it back to life.
For these photos, I used Schar gluten-free baguettes. You can use gluten-free hot dog rolls, gluten-free sandwich rolls, gluten-free white bread, fresh bread from your local gluten-free bakery, or make your own gluten-free bread using my recipe. It all works, and it's all delicious garlic butter bread in the end.
CAN I ADD CHEESE TO GLUTEN-FREE GARLIC BREAD?
Add cheese to this homemade garlic bread! Add a sprinkling of parmesan or Romano cheese to the bread before broiling for a nutty parmesan flavor.
Alternatively, if you're looking for a cheesy garlic bread like you might get from a pizza or sub shop, broil the gluten-free garlic bread as directed in the recipe.
Remove from the oven and top with mozzarella cheese. Broil again just until the cheese is melted. Enjoy your cheesy garlic bread.
WHAT FLAVOR VARIATIONS CAN I ADD TO THIS GLUTEN-FREE GARLIC BREAD?
Add different herbs or spices - Try adding onion powder to the garlic butter. Replace the parsley with oregano and/or basil.
Add cheese - Add cheese to the garlic butter or alternatively add cheese on top. Parmesan cheese, mozzarella, or cheddar work well for this.
HOW TO USE LEFTOVER GARLIC BUTTER
Leftover garlic butter can be used on top of steaks, poached fish as well as roasted vegetables. But I must say on top of a gluten-free baguette is my favorite.
HOW DO YOU FREEZE GLUTEN-FREE GARLIC BREAD?
Wrap the garlic bread in portion sizes you'll need them in. Place them in an airtight container and freeze them for up to 3 months.
HOW DO YOU STORE GLUTEN-FREE GARLIC BREAD?
Store your gluten-free garlic bread in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
HOW DO YOU REHEAT GLUTEN-FREE GARLIC BREAD?
Re-heat your gluten-free garlic bread in the oven, microwave, or air-fryer to melt the garlic butter.
Oven - Wrap the bread in tin foil and bake it at 350 degrees until warmed through. It takes about 7-8 minutes.
Microwaves & Air-Fryer - Microwaves and air fryers vary. The suggested time for microwaving is around 30 seconds. This is not my preferred method as the bread gets soggy. Air Fryer will be about 5 minutes.
WHAT POSSIBLE SUBSTITUTIONS CAN I USE?
Vegan - For vegan you need to change simply change out the butter to vegan butter.
Dairy-free - You can use dairy-free butter for this recipe. If you use dairy-free butter, reduce the garlic salt.
CAN I MAKE GARLIC BREAD AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, you can make garlic bread ahead of time. Make the butter and apply it to your gluten-free bread of choice. Freeze it and then take it out when you want to enjoy it.
WHAT TO SERVE GLUTEN-FREE GARLIC BREAD WITH
We love serving gluten-free garlic bread with most of our mains, but here are a few that you might like:
Gluten-Free Lasagna - A classic, homemade gluten free lasagna recipe that is full of flavor and filling. I've included shortcuts for getting this gluten free lasagna in the oven quicker. You can double this recipe to feed the crowd.
Gluten-Free Beef Stew - Easy gluten free beef stew that's quick to make, filling, and full of comforting flavors. We like to make this beef stew in the instant pot, but I've included instructions for stove top gluten free beef stew and beef stew in a Crockpot.
Instant Pot Pepper Steak - Make this savory, Instant Pot Pepper Steak using only a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps. The combination of seasonings, peppers, and steak in this instant pot pepper steak recipe is delicious and incredibly filling.
Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs - Tender, and fall-of-the-bone good, these Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs are going to be a new favorite Pressure Cooker Ribs. It's the best pressure cooker beef short ribs recipe, in my opinion.
Gluten-free Steak Tips - Easy Crockpot Beef Tips! Savory, full of flavor, and super easy to prepare, this Slow Cooker Beef Tip recipe is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo friendly. Serve these sirloin tops over rice for a complete and comforting meal.
Gluten-free Meatloaf - A super simple recipe for gluten free meatloaf.
Gluten-free Meatballs - Easy gluten-free meatballs that are super flavorful, easy to make, and use only a handful of ingredients found in most kitchens. You're going to love this easy gluten-free meatball recipe.
Caprese Stuffed Balsamic Chicken - A super simple, yet flavorful recipe for Caprese Stuffed Balsamic Chicken that's stuffed with fresh mozzarella, basil, and sundried tomatoes and baked with a sweet balsamic glaze.
Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken - Use your slow cooker to make this sweet Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken recipe featuring chicken, pineapple, soy sauce, and brown sugar to create the most delicious sauce to serve over rice.
- ½ cup butter (1 stick), room temperature
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons garlic salt
- 2-4 gluten free baguettes (we used Schar)
- Cut the gluten-free baguettes in half, long ways.
- Using a fork, whip some air into the butter.
- Add in the parsley and garlic salt.
- Mix until combined and well incorporated.
- Using a butter knife, spread the garlic butter mixture over one half of the baguette. Repeat until all baguettes are buttered.
- Place on a baking sheet and broil at 500-degree F for 4-6 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and cool before serving.
- You can use dairy-free butter for this recipe. If you use dairy-free butter, reduce the garlic salt.
- You can use ½ tsp minced garlic and ½ tsp salt in place of the garlic salt.
- You can use gluten-free bread or gluten-free baguettes of your choice.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 488mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
This nutrition info is based on the exact ingredients and brands that I used a the time. It may not be 100% accurate. Please check your ingredients nutrition labels.