The easiest garlic bread! No softened butter necessary. You can have this ready in 25 minutes or make it ahead and refrigerate or freeze to bake later.
Course: Side Dish
Author: Mandy Jackson
1(12 ounce)baguette,sliced into 1-inch thick slices
6tablespoonssalted butter,sliced into thin pads
Place pads of butter in a single layer in a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle with crushed garlic and garlic powder. Place bread slices on top in a single layer, sliced sides down. Cover with foil. From this point, you may bake immediately, refrigerate, or freeze.IF BAKING IMMEDIATELY OR FROM THE FRIDGE: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake - covered - for 12 minutes. Uncover, flip bread slices, and bake an additional 10 minutes, or until your desired crispiness. Serve warm.IF BAKING FROM FROZEN: Place covered pan in a 400 degree oven. Bake 20 minutes. Uncover, flip bread slices, and bake an additional 10 minutes - or until bread is your desired crispiness. Serve warm.
If you're using unsalted butter, sprinkle the baked slices with 1/4 teaspoon salt right when they come out of the oven.