We’ve found another great use for your trusty crockpot. Say goodbye to your plain old bread with our easy garlic bread recipe. This crockpot version is the perfect no-hassle side dish for your Italian dinner nights. Make crunchy, aromatic garlic bread from scratch and serve it with a plate of spaghetti bolognese or your favorite pasta for a satisfying meal.
Tips on Making Garlic Bread
There is no standard way of making it, but there are several existing recipes. Ours is an easy slow cooker recipe that actually uses biscuits. Here are some expert tips you should know to help you navigate your way to making the best garlic bread at home:
- Have a mix of butter and olive oil in your garlic butter sauce. Butter is a flavor we can’t miss, but olive oil just adds a layer of irresistible earthy flavor. It also makes the bread deliciously moist.
- Use finely minced garlic for an intense but not overwhelming flavor. The last thing we want is an unpleasant surprise of a chunky garlic clove when you bite. So be sure to mince your garlic well, especially since mincing also helps release its maximum flavor.
- Add your preferred herbs and seasonings like dried oregano, Italian seasoning, parsley, thyme, and even dried or fresh chopped basil. Sea salt, garlic salt, and pepper flakes will add incredible flavors to your bread. Simply mix them with your garlic butter sauce and it will take your garlicky bread to a whole new level of gourmet.
- Make it extra cheesy! Mix in a quarter cup of grated parmesan cheese into the spread, or top your bread with mozzarella or sharp cheddar cheese just before cooking it.
- Not in the mood for pasta? Serve the bread with marinara sauce for a quick fancy snack.
How To Make Crockpot Garlic Bread
Have some soft, warm, and buttery garlic bread that’s baked to perfection using your crockpot with this quick and easy recipe.
- In a small bowl, combine garlic and butter. Season with salt and pepper, then whisk until evenly incorporated.
- Spread butter mixture over one side of each slice of bread.
- Reassemble the loaf and then wrap securely in heavy-duty foil.
- Place bread in the crockpot and close the lid on top.
- Bake on High for 1½ to 2 hours.
- Serve warm with parsley, scrambled eggs and butter on the side.
¼ teaspoon of garlic powder can be used as an alternative for a clove of garlic.
- Sugar: 3g
- Calcium: 55mg
- Calories: 426kcal
- Carbohydrates: 45g
- Cholesterol: 1mg
- Fat: 25g
- Fiber: 1g
- Iron: 3mg
- Potassium: 232mg
- Protein: 6g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Sodium: 910mg
- Vitamin A: 455IU
- Vitamin C: 5mg
Commonly Asked Questions
How do you keep garlic bread from getting hard?
Do not overcook and do not reheat it in the microwave as these two cause the bread to dry out and become hard. Keep garlic bread from getting hard during baking by covering it with aluminum foil first. Take the foil off 10 minutes before it’s finished just to brown the top. On the other hand, the best way to reheat it without making it too crusty is by reheating it in a pan on the stovetop.
Why is my garlic bread soggy?
Soggy garlic bread is the result of cooking or reheating at a very low temperature. The bread gets soaked in butter for too long that it melts before it gets heated through. Avoid this mistake by cooking your bread at the right temperature (High on a crockpot, or 350 to 375 degrees F in an oven for 12 minutes) and reheating it as fast as possible on a hot skillet.
ConclusionSay goodbye to your cold bread and butter combo. Amplify your dishes today with a side of this soft, buttery crockpot garlic bread. Best served with your favorite stews or classic tomato-based pasta and soups, this side dish is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
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