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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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

  2. This would be my husband’s idea of perfection!

    And I saw your last casserole pics on Foodgawker…congrats 🙂

  3. 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.” 🙂

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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! 🙂

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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 😉