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Basil Butter Garlic Bread

We recently had a pizza party for some of the kids in our neighborhood. Josh made six regular pizzas and two Chicago Deep Dish pizzas. The kids loved them. I helped out by making homemade pizza sauce and Basil Butter Garlic Bread. The Basil Butter Garlic Bread was the perfect appetizer to go with the pizza and it helped me use up some of our fresh basil-our plants are still growing like weeds.

This bread is easy to make. I used a Ciabatta loaf, but French bread would also work. You make the basil garlic butter in the food processor and slather it all over the bread. Put it in the oven until it is toasty and then load it up with Parmesan cheese and pop it back in the oven until the cheese is melted.

This jazzed up garlic bread is a great appetizer or side dish to any Italian meal. It would also be good with soup, salad, or even by itself. I wouldn’t mind sitting down with a loaf of this Basil Butter Garlic Bread. It might be dangerous though:) For step-by-step instructions and for the recipe, visit Tasty Kitchen. Thanks Jenna for the recipe. The bread was a hit at our pizza party!

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This weekend we are hosting a “Tailgating Party” for the Utah vs. BYU football game. It is the biggest rivalry game of the season for the Utes and we are excited! Both teams lost last week so I am sure they will both be ready to play. I am going to the store today to pick up all of our ingredients so we are ready to go on game day! Josh is going to grill some brats and portobello burgers. We are also going to have salad, Bush’s Baked Beans-Vegetarian and Maple Cured Bacon, and brownies for dessert. It should be a fun football weekend. GO UTES!



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48 Responses to “Basil Butter Garlic Bread”

  1. Rosa — September 16, 2011 @ 4:45 am

    That looks fantastic! I love the addition of basil.



  2. Erica — September 16, 2011 @ 5:50 am

    This bread looks fantastic! Kicked up garlic bread. Hope you have fun tailgating, we will be doing the same with chili. Love bush’sveg baked beans

  3. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots — September 16, 2011 @ 5:56 am

    Woah. Can I skip dinner and just have this bread! Yum! :-)

  4. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — September 16, 2011 @ 6:07 am

    That bread looks a little too good!

  5. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — September 16, 2011 @ 6:43 am

    This would be my husband’s idea of perfection!

    And I saw your last casserole pics on Foodgawker…congrats :)

  6. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — September 16, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    If/as soon as we add gluten back into our diet, I am making this bread! It looks delicious and would be the perfect appetizer to feed my hungry family on pizza night, as I am saying, “It will be ready in just 10 more minutes.” :)

  7. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 16, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    I really love simple sides like this. This bread looks awesome!

  8. Heather (Heather's Dish) — September 16, 2011 @ 8:12 am

    i love this bread! i think i could eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner…and most definitely for football!

  9. Deborah — September 16, 2011 @ 10:19 am

    This would be a VERY dangerous thing to put in front of me. I seriously could eat the whole loaf!!

  10. Melissa @ thefauxmartha — September 16, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    Yes please! This looks so delish.

  11. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — September 16, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    Yummmmm. I could eat this all day long. Looks amazing!

  12. Bev Weidner — September 16, 2011 @ 11:40 am

    Open mouth, insert ENTIRE LOAF.

  13. Kelley — September 16, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    Yes, GO UTES!!!!!

  14. Joanne — September 16, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    You can’t go wrong with butter smeared on bread in general…but let’s be honest. Basil makes everything better. This looks awesome!

  15. Amanda — September 16, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    You are killin me with your fabulous self. All these recipes are just to awesome to NOT try!

  16. Georgia Pellegrini — September 16, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    I love tailgating parties! Now that I live near UT I need to start hosting them more, don’t I… this bread looks like such a treat.

  17. susan — September 16, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    I, unfortunately, could eat garlic bread for breakfast, lunch and dinner! love the addition of basil

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  19. marla — September 16, 2011 @ 4:20 pm

    I bet the local kids had a blast with you guys!! Love the garlic bread & the new ZipList feature too :)

  20. Hannah — September 16, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    I think this has pretty much everything I love in it… will be making this soon!

  21. Donna — September 16, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    Lucky little boys to live near you two (SOON THREE!). Anxiously awaiting news . . .

  22. Lauren from Lauren's Latest — September 16, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

    This is seriously making my mouth water! I’m a sucker for any kind of garlic bread!

  23. Marty — September 16, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    My boyfriend may leave me if I don’t try this recipe. :) He is a huge fan of cheesy, buttery, gooey bread of any kind. He just say the screen of my laptop! Too funny.

  24. JulieD — September 16, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

    This looks so good! Going on my to try list. :)

  25. Saira — September 16, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

    I just love Garlic breads … will definitely try the bazil with garlic ….. Thanks for sharing :-)

  26. Heidi Hatch — September 16, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    So far I really love your site, exceprt for one big problem. Why are you a Ute fan? I guess I can still visit your site and love your recipes anyway and I will try to forgive you for your weekness. Just wanting to tease you! I do love your site. I found it through Our Best Bites and am so glad they mentioned your site. Have a great weekend and enjoy your party on Saturday.

  27. Donna E — September 16, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    I think this bread looks wonderful and I love Bush’s Vegetarian Beans! I won’t want any chunks of pork fat in my beans. 😀

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  29. Paula @ Dishing the Divine — September 17, 2011 @ 5:11 am

    I love garlic bread. And basil. And so therefore I know I love basil garlic bread even if I haven’t even tried it. Printing this to make SOON! :)

  30. bellini — September 17, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    With the last of the basil holding on this is a perfect solution.

  31. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — September 17, 2011 @ 11:57 am

    What a creative way to use basil!

  32. Tali Simon @ More Quiche, Please — September 17, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

    We tend to have garlic bread (well, garlic pitas) with dinner at least once a week with soup and salad. The next time I can get my hands on some fresh basil, I am definitely giving this a try. I actually ended up throwing away some of my last basil bunch because, after two focaccias and a batch of basil-cheese scones, I couldn’t come up with anything else to do with it before it went bad.

    Looks wonderful, thanks for posting!

  33. Vicki Bensinger — September 17, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    I love garlic, basil and butter so this has to taste incredible!

  34. Ashley@BakerbyNature — September 17, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    Oh my goodness – what a wonderfully fresh spin on garlic bread! I want to eat this with soup right now.

  35. CouponClippingCook — September 17, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

    Love the idea of using Ciabatta bread for this recipe….and the basil garlic butter combo sounds great together. Looks so good.

  36. Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) — September 18, 2011 @ 5:41 pm

    Oh wow!! This is one of those “why haven’t I ever done that?!” recipes, looks so amazing and simple, Maria! Just the thought of a basil butter makes my mouth water. Luckily I still have quite a bit of it in the backyard 😉

  37. leslie — September 18, 2011 @ 7:44 pm

    I bet all the kids had a blast at the pizza party!

  38. Marly — September 19, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    This recipe definitely looks like one I’d like to veganize. It would be so fun to bring that to a fall family gathering!

  39. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — September 20, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    I could eat this for every meal of the day!

  40. Francisca Amenábar — September 21, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    This look really tasty! I’ll do it for sure.
    Greetings from Chile.

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