Garlic bread––vampires hate it, your sweet Nonna from Queens loves it, and there’s absolutely no way that spaghetti can save face without a hunk of it by its side. Here is the ultimate list of garlic bread to make your breath stink for days and your taste buds sing with glee.
1. Garlic Bread
The gold standard. Garlic herb butter, a loaf of bread, the oven, and your mouth. Boom. Get our Garlic Bread recipe here.
2. Sriracha Garlic Bread
Spicy, savory, and easy to make! Fifteen Spatulas uses garlic powder and fresh garlic for a double hit of the stinking rose in this sriracha-flavored bread. Get the recipe here.
3. Cheesy Stuffed Garlic Bread
Erica’s Recipes created this recipe that uses a loaf of bread, with slits cut into it that are filled with melted butter, parsley, garlic, and tons of gooey, melted cheese. Why do you need garlic on top of butter on top of cheese? Because, reasons. Get the recipe here.
4. Mini Garlic Monkey Bread
Cheating can be delicious when there is garlic bread involved. Damn Delicious rolls store-bought biscuits into balls, dunks them in a garlicky butter mixture, then bakes 5 or 6 together in a muffin cup. The result looks like a flower and reeks of garlic…perfect. Get the recipe here.
5. Penne and Meatballs Garlic Bread Bowls
Carbohydrates never looked so good. The Kitchen Whisperer piles penne pasta and meatballs into a homemade bread bowl made with garlic- and oregano-infused dough. Top the whole thing with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, bake until the bowl is crispy and cooked through, and enjoy. Get the recipe here.
6. Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread
The flakiest, most tender, delicate garlic bread on the block. Chez Us stacks layers of soft, buttery pastry dough with garlic, Parmesan cheese, and chopped green garlic bulbs for an extra hit of flavor. Bake in a loaf pan and let everyone pull it apart at the dinner table. Get the recipe here.
7. Shrimp Scampi Garlic Bread
Garlic bread is only made better by some sweet, snappy shrimp. Shutterbean sautés shrimp with garlic and oil, then puts it atop ricotta-garlic-parsley-laden bread. Everything gets a shower of Parmesan cheese, and after a minute in the oven, the bread is ready to go––a meal in and of itself. Get the recipe here.
Header photo and recipe from Chez Us
Sarah Spigelman Richter is a New York City–based writer, blogger, and social media manager. She has developed recipes for Tabasco, blogs about her favorite restaurants and recipes at Fritos and Foie Gras, and can be found, most Friday nights, watching "Arrested Development" reruns.