Easy Garlic Bread

We can all agree it doesn’t get much better than butter + carbs and this Easy Garlic Bread will satisfy all your carby garlicky desires. This easy garlic bread recipe starts with a pre-made tube of pizza dough, is smothered in a homemade butter sauce chock-full of fresh garlic, topped with an (un)healthy amount of mozzarella cheese and baked to golden perfection. 

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The butter gets absorbed into the dough as it bakes and resembles a bit of a buttery pan pizza texture. This easy garlic bread will make you melt with satisfaction. (Not me pairing this with just a glass of wine for the ultimate girl dinner!)

Looking for a pasta to pair this cheesy garlic bread with? Check out my One-Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken Pasta, Blackened Chicken Alfredo Lasagna, and Scampi Stuffed Shells.

Why You’ll Love This Easy Garlic Bread

  • Perfect Pasta Accompaniment – nothing sops up cream sauces and red sauces like buttery cheesy garlic bread, amiright?
  • Loads of Gooey Cheese – this buttery base is topped with heaping handfuls of freshly grated mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh Garlic Galore – no skimping on fresh garlic here, we use freshly minced garlic for the ultimate garlic experience
  • 10 Minute Prep – such an easy low maintenance prep for this delicious appetizer or side dish
  • Reheats Well – I was surprised at how delicious this easy garlic bread was the next day. Just microwave for 30 seconds or so.
  • Loved by All – kids and adults alike will adore this cheesy, buttery snack.

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Key Ingredients

This easy garlic bread doesn’t require many ingredients, check out the list here (but be sure and see recipe card below for measurements):

Pre-Made Pizza Dough – I just used a tube of Pillsbury pizza crust and rolled it out thin

Butter – the star of the show!

Garlic – fresh grated garlic is a must. It’s the only effort you need in this recipe.

Parmesan – grated parmesan will be added to the garlic butter sauce. I used a pre-grated version.

Parsley – fresh parsley or dried parsley 

Red Pepper Flakes – control the heat to your families liking, but some red pepper flakes really add to this simple recipe.

Mozzarella – freshly shredded mozzarella is always better than the pre-packaged ones but either works. You can use regular mozzarella for fresh milk mozzarella.

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How to Make Easy Garlic Bread

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, partially melt the butter. Add in the garlic, parmesan, red pepper flakes and parsley. Mix well until combined.

easy garlic bread

easy garlic bread

Step 2: On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough to roughly a 10×15 rectangle shape. Brush the garlic butter across the entire dough edge to edge. Reserve the remaining sauce from brushing again after it bakes.

Top with mozzarella cheese across the entire surface area. Bake for 10-14 minutes, monitor it at 10 minutes to ensure it doesn’t brown too quickly. Once crust is a golden brown, it’s ready. 

easy garlic bread

Step 3: Spread the remaining garlic butter (melting again if needed) over the top of the cheese bread  edge-to-edge, or just over the crust if you prefer. Slice into your desired sized pieces and serve.

easy garlic bread

Tools I Love For This Recipe

Non-Stick Marble Pizza Roller

Pizza Wheel Cutter

Quarter Sheet Pan

easy garlic bread

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Spicy Italian Sausage Dip
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I hope you enjoy this Easy Garlic Bread Recipe. Be sure to comment below with any questions or feedback!

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easy garlic bread

Easy Garlic Bread

This easy garlic bread recipe starts with a pre-made tube of pizza dough, is smothered in a homemade butter sauce chock-full of fresh garlic, topped with an (un)healthy amount of mozzarella cheese and baked to golden perfection. 
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Mallory Austin

Ingredients

  • 1 can 11 oz refrigerated pre-made pizza crust like Pillsbury
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups mozzarella, shredded

Garlic Butter Spread

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 5 large cloves garlic, minced if small cloves, use 7-8
  • 1/3 cup parmesan, grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced or 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes less or more if desired

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, partially melt the butter. Add in the garlic, parmesan, red pepper flakes and parsley. Mix well until combined.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough to roughly a 10x15 rectangle shape.
  • Spread the remaining garlic butter (melting again if needed) over the top of the cheese bread  edge-to-edge, or just over the crust if you prefer. Slice into your desired sized pieces and serve.
  • Brush the garlic butter across the entire dough edge to edge. Reserve the remaining sauce from brushing again after it bakes.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese across the entire surface area. Place on a non-stick pan and bake in the center rack.
  • Bake for 10-14 minutes, monitor it at 10 minutes to ensure it doesn't brown too quickly. Once crust is a golden brown, it's ready.

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