If you’ve been struggling to make garlic bread that isn’t either a squishy mess or a burnt disaster, take a deep breath, I’m here to help. Garlic bread may seem easy to make. However, if you have the wrong oven temp and time for your garlic bread, it would turn out to be a mess. I like to prepare the garlic bread in oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. It is common to hear this question. How long to cook garlic bread in oven at 350 degrees? I like to answer this question in this post and share some tips on perfecting the recipe for the best homemade garlic bread with the oven.
It takes 15 minutes to bake garlic bread in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Garlic bread that is cooked for 15 minutes at this temperature is going to have a golden color to it with a gentle crunch around the edges and middle. Everybody has a different opinion on what makes the perfect piece of garlic bread, but the results you get when you cook for 15 minutes can’t be argued with. If the garlic bread is baked correctly, it will have lightly browned edges with a nice golden middle. Don’t be afraid to pick it up and examine it, just wait for it to cool down first. The edges should be harder than the middle, so don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you made a mistake. If the color looks right, you’re in the clear. The middle should have a crispy feeling when you touch it, but should still move when you press down. If all these conditions are met, congratulations, you just baked yourself some delicious garlic bread!
The most common temperatures to cook garlic bread at are 350, 400, and 425 degrees. Since we already discussed what happens when you cook at 350 degrees, let’s explore the other options. Baking at 400 degrees is another great temperature to consider. Just keep in mind that you will have to decrease baking time to around 10 minutes. The hotter the oven, the quicker your food bakes. You might end up with garlic bread that is a little drier and crunchier, which is the preference for some people. You can also cook at 425 degrees, but only for around 6-8 minutes. Garlic bread cooks relatively fast. So leaving it in for even a minute too long at high temperatures could be the difference between crunchy garlic bread and what could only be described as a hockey puck.
In my opinion, all good things take time, so 350 degrees is the best temperature to use if you want delicious garlic bread. Cooking at higher temperatures can cause the bread to be dried out due to the increased heat. We can fix this by adding more butter or olive oil. But cooking at a lower temperature will make it easier so you can skip this step entirely. Although it will take longer, the wait is so worth it.
Very few things can beat a freshly baked garlic bread from scratch. And I’m sure you can’t wait to try. There are many recipes for homemade garlic bread on the internet. However, there’s one easy garlic bread recipe that I like to use. But first, pick out Italian or French bread at the store (it will be shaped like a baguette), some garlic, and parsley. And then, here’s how to make homemade garlic bread from scratch.
Slice the bread vertically down the middle so that you have two long halves. Cut the halves horizontally to make smaller pieces.
Mince the garlic really well. Add the minced garlic and parsley into either butter or olive oil to make the seasoning sauce. Coat the soft sides of the garlic bread with the garlic sauce mixture.
Layer a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Place your bread on the baking sheet.
Set your oven to 350 degrees. Place it in the oven and cook for 15 minutes. Enjoy!
We all have those days where we just want to eat something quickly with little to no preparation. So here’s a few tips on how to get mouth-watering garlic bread with minimal effort. If you still have the energy to prepare the meal, then make sure you have the ingredients on hand so you don’t have to make a trip to the store. If this is still too much work, I know it is for me sometimes, you can try freezing garlic bread from your previous adventures. When you feel up to cooking, prepare extra portions that you can freeze for a speedier option next time you crave some garlic bread.
I don’t know about you, but I really like a cheesy garlic bread. Cheese can make almost anything better, and it tastes amazing on garlic bread. And the cheesy garlic bread recipe is almost the same as the one we just mentioned. The additional step is to put some cheese on the top right as you take the bread out of the oven so that it melts nicely.
If you have a dairy intolerance, don’t worry, I got you. Marinara sauce is another great topping that helps to make a tastier dish. Either spread the sauce on top, or dip it, whichever works best for you. There are plenty of great ways to make your garlic bread tastier, so have fun with it, and get creative if you have some ideas on how to take your garlic bread to the next level.