Ultimate garlic bread

Heather Disarro

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Ultimate garlic bread combines the triple threat of cheese, butter and pesto for a bread side everyone will be asking for!

ultimate garlic bread

Ultimate garlic bread

Serves 8


  • 1 loaf French bread, sliced lengthwise down the middle
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced very finely


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Open the sliced bread so that the cut side is completely exposed.
  3. Mix together the butter, pesto, cheese and garlic until completely combined.
  4. Slather half of the butter mixture on each half of the bread, making sure to spread all the way to the edges.
  5. Close the loaf and wrap in foil.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes, then carefully remove the foil, open the loaf and cook another 2 to 3 minutes until everything is melted and bubbly.
  7. Serve hot.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.