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OMG Garlic Bread Recipe

OMG Garlic Bread Recipe

Servings 6 slices
Author Brandon Matzek


  • 1 head garlic cloves separated and peeled (I like to use one of these for ease!)
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan*
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • 6 thick slices of artisan bread (I used rosemary Parmesan bread from Costco)


  1. Place garlic and butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, and cook until garlic is tender and golden brown (15 - 18 minutes). If you notice the garlic is turning brown, but the cloves are not softening, turn heat down and continue cooking. Pour garlic and butter into a medium bowl, and let cool.
  2. To the bowl with the garlic and butter, add Parmesan cheese, basil, lemon zest, red pepper and pinch of kosher salt. Using a fork, mash the ingredients to combine. Season to taste with additional kosher salt. Let sit for 5 minutes before using below.
  3. Preheat a broiler to high. Place bread on a baking sheet, and toast under the broiler until golden (about 2 minutes). Flip the slices, and broil the other side until golden (another 2 minutes). Remove the baking sheet from under the broiler, and let the bread cool slightly. Once cool enough to handle, slather the top of each slice of bread with the garlic-butter mixture, and return underneath the broiler. Cook until the cheese is golden and bubbling (about 2 minutes). Let cool for a moment then enjoy!

Recipe Notes

* When I am cooking with a sizable amount of Parmesan (more than just a sprinkling), I like to "grate" my Parmesan in the food processor. Cut up a small block of Parmesan cheese, and place in a food processor. Pulse until it reaches a fine texture. This makes it much easier to measure as well.