Homemade Garlic Bread is twice as nice for half the price of it's frozen store bought counterpart! Plus it only takes minute to make and can be stored, unbaked, in the freezer. BudgetBytes.com
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Homemade Garlic Bread

Homemade Garlic Bread is twice as nice for half the price of it's frozen store bought counterpart! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Total Cost: $2.43 recipe / $0.20 serving
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French bread, approx. 24" long $1.29
  • 4 Tbsp butter, room temperature $0.44
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil $0.32
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced $0.24
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped $0.12
  • a pinch salt $0.02

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. In a bowl, stir together the room temperature butter, olive oil, minced garlic, chopped parsley, and a pinch of salt until relatively smooth.
  • Cut the French bread into two 12" long pieces, then cut each piece open lengthwise. Lay the bread on a baking sheet cut sides facing up. Spread the garlic butter mixture evenly over the open surfaces of the bread.*
  • Bake the bread for 10-15 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and crispy. Cut the bread into 2-inch sections and serve hot.

Notes

*Once the garlic butter is spread over the surface of the bread it can be frozen in gallon-sized freezer bags and baked at a later date. The bread can be baked straight from the freezer, although it may take a minute or two longer to brown.