Today, a simple side.
As a kid, I loved it when my mom would get the grocery store garlic bread. You know, the kind in the foil bag in the baskets by the cashiers. Okay, I’ll admit it, I still kind of love the stuff. But I find that I like my homemade version better. Less greasy, less overwhelmingly flavored, but still full of that buttery, garlicky goodness.
And it’s oh-so-easy to make. You’ll maybe add 5 minutes of prep time to your dinner routine. No biggie at all.
- 1 loaf Italian bread (16 oz), sliced horizontally
- 1 stick butter (told you it was still super buttery!)
- 1 garlic clove, finely minced or pushed through a garlic press
- 3 pinches of dried parsley
- 1 pinch dried basil
- 1 pinch dried oregano
- 1 pinch coarse salt
- 1 Tablespoon fresh grated parmesan cheese (if you don’t have the cheese on hand, leave it out!)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Soften butter (leave on the counter for an hour or two or microwave for 10 seconds at power level 2). Mix in all the other ingredients. Spread butter mixture over cut surface of garlic bread. Reassemble loaf of bread and wrap with foil. Bake 15-20 minutes, until inside of bread is hot. Slice and serve!