Let's make gluten-free garlic bread. Because it's damn delicious and we should all be eating more garlic bread in our lives.
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If you haven't tried the Against the Grain gluten-free baguettes, where have you been and WHY the heck not?
These baguettes are incredibly soft with the perfect texture and taste. The secret is they actually have CHEESE in them, like a Brazilian pao de queijo. Game changer!
UPDATE 2024: Sadly, I am no longer buying Against the Grain baguettes. Since they were acquired by Human Co, they changed their recipe and the baguettes are not the same. I reached out to the company and told them the baguettes are now rock hard, and not soft like they used to be, and mentioned that TONS of people sent me messages complaining of the same problem. They never got back to me. It's a real shame for the gluten-free community, as they've lost a loyal customer.
So instead, I'd recommend using your favorite gluten-free baguettes, like Schar, or even Canyon Bakehouse's sub rolls cut in half. I've used both of these and had great success with this recipe.
Ingredients You Will Need:
-Gluten-Free baguette or sub roll: I prefer Canyon Bakehouse sub rolls or Schar gluten-free baguettes
-One whole head of garlic: This will be roasted in the oven with olive oil, salt and pepper until it's soft and squeeze out easily. (You can substitute garlic powder for an easier option, details below)
-Unsalted butter, softened to room temperature: Make sure it is SOFT and spreadable! Hard, cold butter will not work.
-Olive oil: To coat the head of garlic for roasting.
-Sea salt & fresh cracked pepper: Always!
-Paprika: This adds a nice spice and flavor to the bread, without being "spicy".
-Garlic powder: We want this garlic bread to be nice and garlicky!
-Freshly chopped parsley: This adds gorgeous color to the bread as a finishing touch, but you can substitute dried parsley instead.
-Freshly grated parmesan cheese, if desired: Cheese makes everything better.
How To Make Gluten-Free Garlic Bread
To make this garlic bread, leave the frozen baguettes to sit at room temperature while the garlic cooks, or just microwave them for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Roast the garlic in the oven. Then combine it with the butter, herbs, and spices, until it forms a thick-looking paste.
If you don't have time to roast a whole head of garlic, no worries! Just use an additional 2-3 teaspoons of garlic powder instead.
Spread the butter mixture over the baguettes, until evenly coated. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, if desired.
Broil in the oven for 5-7 minutes until golden brown or desired crispiness, and enjoy!
What to Serve With Gluten-Free Garlic Bread
This would be a perfect side dish for a gluten-free pasta night on Meatless Monday!
Try it with gluten-free penne and cherry tomatoes or gluten-free burst cherry tomato spaghetti.
Serve it with some homemade spinach pesto, or maybe as a side dish for gluten-free spaghetti carbonara.
No matter what you decide to serve this gluten-free garlic bread with, it will be a winner!
Looking for more gluten-free recipes?
This is the pad thai I learned to make right in Thailand, with a homemade sauce too!
This pesto grilled cheese combines homemade pesto, fresh mozzarella cheese, and tasty bread.
Veggie chili requires minimum prep work and is packed with vegetables.
Want something easy with tons of flavor? Try chicken piccata over pasta or rice.
Here's the full recipe for gluten-free garlic bread!
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Gluten-Free Garlic Bread Recipe
- 2 gluten-free baguettes, softened to room temperature
- 1 head of garlic
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- sea salt & freshly cracked black pepper
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley
- freshly grated parmesan cheese, for sprinkling
Remove baguettes from the freezer and bring to room temperature. Or, microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute until soft.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice the top off the head of garlic so the cloves are exposed. Place on a small piece of aluminum foil and drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then wrap and cover in the foil.
Roast the garlic for 40 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, then unwrap, and squeeze out the softened cloves and mix with softened butter, paprika, garlic powder (if using), parsley, and sea salt/pepper to taste. Mix well into a paste.
Slice the baguettes open and spread with the butter mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Broil in the oven on a sheet pan for 5-7 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Enjoy!
Garlic Powder instead of Roasted Garlic: If you don't have the time to roast garlic in the oven just use an additional 2-3 teaspoons instead. Or more, if you want more!
Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 202Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 2mgSodium 463mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 7g
The nutrition information on each recipe card is provided as a courtesy and for your convenience. The data is calculated by Nutritionix. You are encouraged to make your own calculations based on your ingredients and preferred nutritional facts calculator. While I try to make sure they are accurate, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of these calculations.
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