How to make the BEST gluten-free garlic bread. Soft gluten-free baguettes + our easy garlic butter = toasty, buttery perfection!
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…
Our Gluten-Free Garlic Bread Recipe, At A Glance:
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.
How To MAke Gluten-Free Garlic Bread, Step By Step:
- Preheat The Oven To 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Slice Baguettes in half lengthwise and set on the prepared pan.
- 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.
- Spread Butter On Bread. Use a spatula to spread the garlic butter mixture on the cut sides of the baguettes.
- Bake 10 Minutes. Pop the garlic bread in the oven and bake 10 minutes.
- 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.
- Slice & Serve. Use a sharp serrated knife to cut the garlic bread into slices or wedges & serve warm.
What To SErve With Garlic Bread
So what recipes go well with gluten-free garlic bread? We’ve got you covered!
- Spaghetti. Definitely the most popular pairing, right? Try this gluten-free garlic bread as the perfect side dish for your next spaghetti night, made with gluten-free spaghetti noodles & our gluten-free spaghetti sauce!
- Lasagna. Honestly, homemade garlic bread is great with almost any pasta dish! We love it with our 4-ingredient lasagna.
- A Big Salad. Or, add a side of garlic bread to your favorite big salad. Try our Italian Chopped Salad, a Gluten-Free Chicken Caesar Salad, and so many more!
- Meatloaf. Our Gluten-Free Meatloaf is delicious with a side of garlic bread and veggies. Delicious and crowd-pleasing every time!
- Soup. Bread and soup are best friends! Try serving this gluten-free bread with Tomato Basil Soup, Pesto Minestrone, Autumn Squash Soup, Beef Stew or one of these 15+ gluten-free soup recipes!
- Steak. Make a steakhouse-style dinner at home by pairing your steak with a side of veggies & a batch of garlic bread!
- Salmon. Serve bread & a green veggie or two with Pan Seared Salmon, or Glazed Salmon.
- Marinara Sauce. This is a bit of side note, but dipping garlic bread in marinara sauce is DELICIOUS. Try it next time you make Chicken Parmesan or Italian-style grilled chicken!
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!
⭐ Don’t forget to leave a star review and comment below when you make our gluten-free garlic bread recipe. I can’t wait to hear how it goes!Print