Cathy's Garlic Bread Recipe - A delicious French-Italian fusion

Cathy's Garlic Bread

Cathy's Garlic Bread Recipe - A delicious French-Italian fusion
Region / culture: France, Italy | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4-6


Cathy's Garlic Bread
Cathy's Garlic Bread

Garlic bread is a classic side dish that is loved by many for its deliciously savory and garlicky flavor. This recipe for Cathy's Garlic Bread is sure to become a favorite in your household, with its perfect combination of butter, garlic, and herbs.


Garlic bread has been a popular dish for many years, with its origins tracing back to Italian cuisine. The combination of garlic, butter, and bread has been a staple in many households and restaurants around the world.


How to prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. In a bowl, combine all ingredients (except the bread) and spread the mixture over the bread.
  3. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven.
  5. Spread additional butter on top and broil for 2 to 5 minutes.


  • Add grated Parmesan cheese to the butter mixture for a cheesy twist.
  • Use different herbs such as rosemary or thyme for a unique flavor profile.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use fresh garlic for the best flavor.

- Adjust the amount of garlic and herbs to suit your personal taste preferences.

- Be careful not to burn the garlic while baking or broiling the bread.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Cathy's Garlic Bread alongside your favorite pasta dish or as a side to a hearty soup.

Cooking Techniques

Baking and broiling are the main cooking techniques used in this recipe.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use olive oil instead of butter for a healthier alternative.

- Use gluten-free bread for a gluten-free version of this recipe.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the butter mixture ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Cathy's Garlic Bread on a wooden cutting board or in a bread basket for a rustic presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Cathy's Garlic Bread with a glass of red wine or a crisp salad for a complete meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover garlic bread in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, simply place in the oven or toaster oven until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Cathy's Garlic Bread contains approximately 300 calories.


Each serving of Cathy's Garlic Bread contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Cathy's Garlic Bread contains approximately 20 grams of fat.


Each serving of Cathy's Garlic Bread contains approximately 5 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Garlic is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese.


This recipe contains dairy (butter) and gluten (bread), so it may not be suitable for those with dairy or gluten allergies.


Cathy's Garlic Bread is a delicious side dish that is relatively high in fat and carbohydrates, but also contains some essential vitamins and minerals.


Cathy's Garlic Bread is a simple yet delicious side dish that is perfect for any meal. With its buttery, garlicky flavor and crispy texture, this recipe is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was hooked. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Cathy in her cozy little kitchen. She had just pulled a tray of piping hot garlic bread out of the oven, and the smell wafted through the air, making my mouth water.

Cathy had a mischievous twinkle in her eye as she handed me a slice of the golden, crispy bread. "Try this," she said with a smile. "I think you'll like it." And oh, how I did. The bread was perfectly toasted, with just the right amount of garlic and butter. It was a simple yet delicious dish that I knew I had to learn how to make.

I begged Cathy for the recipe, but she just laughed and told me it was a family secret. However, being the resourceful woman that I am, I was determined to figure it out on my own. So, I watched Cathy closely as she made the garlic bread, taking mental notes of each step and ingredient she used.

After a few failed attempts and some tweaking of the recipe, I finally managed to recreate Cathy's Garlic Bread in my own kitchen. The first time I pulled it out of the oven, I felt a sense of accomplishment and pride. The bread was just as delicious as Cathy's, and I knew that I had mastered yet another recipe to add to my collection.

Over the years, I have made Cathy's Garlic Bread countless times for family gatherings, parties, and even just for a simple weeknight dinner. It has become a staple in my household, loved by all who try it. I have shared the recipe with friends and neighbors, always crediting Cathy as the inspiration behind it.

As I sit here in my kitchen, preparing a batch of garlic bread for tonight's dinner, I can't help but think back to that fateful day when I first tried Cathy's recipe. It has become more than just a dish to me; it is a reminder of friendship, perseverance, and the joy of creating something delicious from scratch.

I am grateful to Cathy for introducing me to this wonderful recipe and inspiring me to learn how to make it myself. It is a dish that brings people together, warms the soul, and fills the air with a comforting aroma that never fails to make me smile.

And so, as I place the tray of garlic bread in the oven and wait for it to bake to perfection, I am filled with gratitude for the simple pleasures in life – good food, good friends, and the joy of creating something delicious to share with those I love. Cathy's Garlic Bread will always have a special place in my heart and in my kitchen, a reminder of the power of a good recipe and the joy of cooking for others.


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