Epic Garlic Bread for #NationalGarlicDay

by Dorothy Reinhold on April 18, 2015

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Calling all garlic lovers! Welcome to National Garlic Day 2015.

April 19 is a day for garlic lovers to commune and celebrate the wonder of the stinking rose. There are so many reasons to sing the praises of garlic — its supposed ability to ward off vampires (and bugs), its many health benefits, and mostly the way it lends complex and distinct flavor to any dish it touches.

I’ll teach you how to make an epic garlic bread, and it couldn’t be easier. The trick, my friends, is only a couple of things:

Toasted Garlic Bread Rolls laid out on a cookie sheet for National Garlic Day on ShockinglyDelicious.com

  • Good bread
  • Good olive oil
  • Garlic (either garlic paste or fresh cloves of garlic or hey, even garlic powder!)
  • Dried oregano
  • A tiny bit of Parmesan at the end.

Ingredients for Epic Garlic Bread on ShockinglyDelicious.comGo turn your broiler on!

Epic Garlic Bread recipe on ShockinglyDelicious.com

Epic Garlic Bread

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 6 minutes

Yield: Serves 4-6.

Serving Size: 1 roll or 2-3 slices of bread

French bread, good olive oil, garlic paste, dried oregano and Parmesan cheese make an epic garlic bread that will have people swooning.


  • French bread loaf or rolls
  • Premium extra-virgin olive oil (I like Arianna Trading Company Organic Raw & Unfiltered)
  • Garlic paste (I like Gourmet Garden Organic Garlic Paste) or fresh garlic cloves
  • Dried oregano
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat the broiler. Adjust the oven racks so one is in the top slot close to the broiler.
  2. Slice the bread loaf or rolls in half lengthwise. Lay them cut side up on a baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and spread with a pastry brush so it is evenly spread. It will soak in.
  4. Using a butter knife or small offset spatula, spread a very light coating of garlic paste over the olive oil sides of the bread. Don't make it thick; use a light hand. If you are using fresh garlic cloves, you can either finely mince or press the garlic and spread it around, or cut the clove and rub the cut side on the bread to impart the flavor. Sprinkle with dried oregano; again, use a light hand.
  5. Place under broiler and watch (don't walk away), until tops broil and edges of bread start to brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle lightly with cheese (we are adding flavor, not making cheese bread). Broil again, staying to watch, until cheese begins to make a popping sound, broils, and edges further brown. You might see a tiny whiff of smoke if an edge begins to burn.
  6. Remove from the oven, cool 1 minute and serve.
  7. Allow 1 roll for each person, or several slices of bread if using a loaf. It won't serve as many people as you think it will!


Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious


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Disclosure: Arianna Trading Company sent the olive oil, and Gourmet Garden sent the garlic paste, for recipe development. 

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen April 21, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Looks so crunchy and delicious!


Lucy @ Bake Play Smile April 20, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Now that looks incredible!! Yum! I didnt even realise that there was a National Garlic Day – how cool!


Dorothy Reinhold April 20, 2015 at 6:08 pm

Yup, ya gotta get on that one! Of course, every day is Garlic Day here. 🙂


Mary @ StrawmarySmith April 20, 2015 at 12:11 pm

This garlic bread looks amazing! I love garlic bread! I’ve never used garlic paste. Now’s a great time to try it!


Dorothy Reinhold April 20, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Mary, you do!


Renee - Kudos Kitchen April 20, 2015 at 6:14 am

Bread is my official downfall. Especially when it’s garlic bread. Your recipe certainly is epic, and I wouldn’t want it sitting in front of me because I’d eat an entire two loaves all by myself. Serioulsy.


Dorothy Reinhold April 20, 2015 at 9:35 am

I could have written your comment about MYSELF!


Cindys Recipes and Writings April 20, 2015 at 3:07 am

This sounds so good. Now I need some sauce to mop up!


Dorothy Reinhold April 20, 2015 at 9:35 am

You have that exactly right!


Shamit Khemka April 20, 2015 at 2:48 am

i am a foody person and i love to cook some times and your dish is very nice Garlic Bread


Dorothy Reinhold April 20, 2015 at 9:38 am

Thanks Shamit! If you’re a foodie person, sit down right next to me!


Shamit Khemka April 20, 2015 at 11:14 pm

Sure anytime Dorothy, Its my pleasure to sit down a front you and eat learn eat and eat.. Thanks.


Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories April 19, 2015 at 6:57 pm

That is gorgeous, and I could just eat your garlic bread for dinner. Just the garlic bread!


Dorothy Reinhold April 20, 2015 at 9:36 am

Me too, Karen…me too. 🙂


Kelli's Kitchen April 19, 2015 at 5:57 pm

This would be such a great meal! Just me and the Epic Garlic Bread! 🙂


Dorothy Reinhold April 20, 2015 at 9:37 am

Me and garlic bread, sittin’ in a tree…k..i..s..s..i..n..g! Me too.


Sophia @ NY Foodgasm April 19, 2015 at 4:51 pm

This definitely is EPIC!! I never used garlic paste, must try!


Renée ♥ The Good Hearted Woman April 19, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Thanks for the heads up on National Garlic Day! (How did I miss that one!?!) I’ve never used garlic paste before, but from the comments here, it looks like it’s time to try it out!


Dorothy Reinhold April 19, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Most certainly you need to try it!


Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie April 19, 2015 at 2:40 pm

I would love to have had a couple slices of this with my garlic stuffed shells!


Dorothy Reinhold April 19, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Oh yeah, wouldn’t they go well together?


Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes April 19, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Now this sounds good!! Great minds think alike with the garlic bread today! 🙂


Dorothy Reinhold April 19, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Yep, Ashley, between yours and mine, we have the garlic bread situation COVERED!


Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily April 19, 2015 at 10:49 am

Now all I need is a big bowl of warm marinara and I’m in heaven!


Dorothy Reinhold April 19, 2015 at 12:04 pm

That is a fantastic idea! And maybe a glass of wine.


Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets April 19, 2015 at 9:43 am

Garlic paste! That’s a genius idea. I can’t wait to try it with my next batch of garlic bread.


Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen April 19, 2015 at 7:17 am

I love garlic bread! Yours looks absolutely delicious!


Lauren @ Healthy Delicious April 19, 2015 at 7:12 am

Love this!! I never thought to use garlic paste on my garlic bread, but I bet it comes out great. I love gourmet garden, too and I never realized the had an organic line. I’ll have to keep an eye for that when I run out!


Dorothy Reinhold April 19, 2015 at 9:06 am

I have found the garlic paste so very useful. I just use a squirt of it in nearly everything I make!


Heather | girlichef.com April 19, 2015 at 6:43 am

Mmmmm….definitely epic! My family lurves garlic bread, so I know that I need to make this asap. Perfectly garlicky. 🙂


Stacy April 19, 2015 at 6:37 am

You are so right, Dorothy! Garlic bread, especially with a light sprinkling of cheese, never, ever lasts as long as you think it will! Lovely!


Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm April 19, 2015 at 3:57 am

YUM….We love our garlic bread around this house.


Camilla @ Culinary Adventures April 18, 2015 at 10:46 pm

Oh, I LOVE this recipe, Dorothy. Thanks for sharing this with #NationalGarlicDay.


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