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Easy Gluten-Free Garlic Bread

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How to make the BEST gluten-free garlic bread. Soft gluten-free baguettes + our easy garlic butter = toasty, buttery perfection!

Slices of gluten-free garlic bread in a white bowl

Can we all agree that a toasty, buttery slice of homemade garlic bread is one of the great joys of being alive?

I love it!

The crusty, golden toasty bread, the glorious garlic butter, with maybe a tiny crunch of salt or hint of Parmesan? COUNT ME ALL THE WAY IN! Gluten-free garlic bread is one of my favorite easy side dishes to serve with dinner, and usually gets rave reviews from my kids.

You only need a few simple ingredients and a few minutes to pull it together!

Here’s what you need to make our easy gluten-free garlic bread recipe…

Ingredients for gluten-free garlic bread

Here’s What You need To Make This Easy Garlic Bread:

  • Gluten-Free Baguettes. We recommend Udi’s gluten-free baguettes if you can find them. Schar gluten-free baguettes are our second favorite choice. (Check the freezer section as many brands are sold frozen!)
  • Softened Butter. You want the butter softer than what you’d use for baking cookies. It should easily mix well. (You can try this with vegan butter/dairy-free butter, though I find the flavor comes through a bit more.)
  • Fresh Parsley. You can absolutely use less than I do, or use a bit of dried parsley instead. It’s all good!
  • Parmesan Cheese (If You Want). Using a bit of Parmesan cheese adds a bit of umami and adds a little extra something. I love adding it, but it’s not strictly necessary.
  • Garlic Cloves & Garlic Powder. I usually use a mix of minced garlic & garlic powder, but you can definitely use all of one or the other (check out the recipe notes for directions).
  • Flaky Salt. I love using flaky salt here because it adds a satisfying crunch and looks GORGEOUS. If you use kosher salt, use less. If you use table salt, use even less.
  • Maybe Some Extras. Then, to finish, you can garnish with more parsley, some fresh basil, black pepper or (my favorite) some red pepper flakes.

What Brands of BAguettes Are Gluten-Free?

There are more brands of gluten-free baguettes available than ever before at the grocery store, but not all of them are equal. Here are a few brands to choose from + our experience with each:

  • Udi’s Gluten-Free French Baguettes. These are soft and make great sandwiches, French bread pizza, or garlic bread. They’re our go-to most of the time.
  • Schar Gluten-Free Baguette – More dense for sure, but they have soft sourdough notes that can be lovely. Probably our second choice!
  • Against The Grain Baguettes. These are…not the best for us. We find the texture very chewy and hard and they don’t really ever soften or get gorgeously toasty.
  • Mariposa Gluten-Free Baguettes. The absolute BEST if they work for your budget. Crusty outer layer, fluffy, stretchy center… SO GOOD! This gluten-free bakery is based in California, but they ship nationwide. We place an order a few times a year and stock up on our faves. The cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls, and baguettes are top-notch!
  • MyBread Gluten-Free Baguettes. These have decent flavor and texture, but they are smaller and paler than most other brands. (I get them at Sprouts)
  • BFree Gluten-Free Baguette. Budget friendly, and middle of the road texture. You’ll need two packages to make this garlic bread recipe.
Making gluten-free garlic bread step by step

How To MAke Gluten-Free Garlic Bread, Step By Step:

  1. Preheat The Oven To 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice Baguettes in half lengthwise and set on the prepared pan.
  3. Make The Garlic Butter. In a medium bowl, combine softened butter, parsley, Parmesan cheese, garlic, garlic powder, and salt. Mix with a spatula or beat with a hand mixer on medium speed for 2-3 minutes, or until it’s fully combined.
  4. Spread Butter On Bread. Use a spatula to spread the garlic butter mixture on the cut sides of the baguettes.
  5. Bake 10 Minutes. Pop the garlic bread in the oven and bake 10 minutes.
  6. Broil (If you Want). For a toastier crunch, broil 1-2 minutes longer (watch the whole time as it can quickly burn! Or, simply bake a few minutes longer at 350 degrees till you reach your desired toastiness. Sprinkle with any extra garnishes you like.
  7. Slice & Serve. Use a sharp serrated knife to cut the garlic bread into slices or wedges & serve warm.
Overhead view of slices of garlic bread on a white platter with a bowl of marinara sauce

What To SErve With Garlic Bread

So what recipes go well with gluten-free garlic bread? We’ve got you covered!

Slices of gluten-free garlic bread in a white bowl

FAQ + Tips And Tricks For The Best Gluten-Free Garlic Bread:

Can You Freeze Garlic Bread? Yes! You can make this gluten-free garlic bread in advance. The best way is to freeze it BEFORE baking. Spread the baguettes with garlic butter, then wrap in foil and tuck into a freezer-safe bag. You can unwrap them and bake frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the cook time.

The Best Way To Re-Heat Garlic Bread. Honestly, the oven! Or an air-fryer. Just pop it back in at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes, or until it warms back up.

Does Trader Joe’s Have Gluten-Free Garlic Bread? No, this is a misunderstanding. TraderJoe’s makes a product called Garlic Bread Cheese, a cheese made to taste like garlic bread. This cheese is gluten-free, but Trader Joe’s does not carry a gluten-free garlic bread.

Is Texas Toast Garlic Bread Gluten-Free? No. Texas Toast brand is NOT gluten-free, though Katz makes gluten-free Texas toast you can find at places like Natural Grocers, Sprouts, and some other grocery stores.

Garlic Bread Variations To Try:

  • Cheese! Turn this into gluten-free cheesy garlic bread by adding some shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Hot Sauce. Sounds crazy, but Guy Fieri adds a splash of hot sauce to his legendary garlic bread recipe and people LOVE IT. Even just a few drops adds some brightness and kick!
  • Red Pepper Flakes. Speaking of kick, you can add some warmth and heat by adding a few red pepper flakes at the end.
  • Herbs. Or, play with the herbs and seasonings! Try adding black pepper, dried or fresh oregano, fresh basil, or some Italian seasoning!
Dipping garlic bread into marinara sauce

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Slices of gluten-free garlic bread in a white bowl

Easy Gluten-Free Garlic Bread


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  • Author: Emily Dixon, One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

How to make the BEST gluten-free garlic bread. Soft gluten-free baguettes + our easy garlic butter = toasty, buttery perfection!


Ingredients

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For The Gluten-Free Garlic Bread:

  • 2 gluten-free baguettes,* halved lengthwise (about 812 oz. total)
  • 1 stick (8 Tablespoons/4 oz.) butter, softened
  • 12 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley (can use dried parsley or freeze-dried parsley)
  • 24 Tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 12 cloves garlic, finely minced**
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder**
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaky salt (or 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt)

Optional extras:

  • hot sauce
  • red pepper flakes
  • fresh basil
  • dried Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat The Oven To 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice Baguettes in half lengthwise and set on the prepared pan.
  3. Make The Garlic Butter. In a medium bowl, combine softened butter, parsley, Parmesan cheese, garlic, garlic powder, and salt. Mix with a spatula or beat with a hand mixer on medium speed for 2-3 minutes, or until it’s fully combined.
  4. Spread Butter On Bread. Use a spatula to spread the garlic butter on the cut sides of the baguettes.
  5. Bake 10 Minutes. Pop the garlic bread in the oven and bake 10 minutes.
  6. Broil (If you Want). For a toastier crunch, broil 1-2 minutes longer (watch the whole time as it can quickly burn! Or, simply bake a few minutes longer at 350 degrees till you reach your desired toastiness.
  7. Slice & Serve. Use a sharp serrated knife to cut the garlic bread into slices or wedges & serve warm.

Notes

*Our favorite gluten-free baguettes for garlic bread are Udi’s (first choice), and Schar (second choice).

**If you prefer, you can use 2-3 cloves garlic OR 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder instead of the mix of fresh garlic cloves and garlic powder. 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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