Using your leftover French or Italian bread you will be able to create these aromatic, flavorful garlic bread. These are great just with your salad, pasta or just as an appetizer.

Before going to the recipe I hope you all had a great time with your family and loved ones…right after the New Years we took off to Cancun…where we had a great time and enjoy our “together” time, therefore my “silence” for a couple of weeks…we are now back to routine and yes, looking forward to a wonderful year ahead…

Okay, now back to the recipe…today I am sharing with you a simple recipe to make tasty garlic bread…using left over baguette or Italian bread.  It is so good when just out of the oven…buttery and garlicky…perfect with salad or a bowl of soup.

I often store sliced leftover baguettes in the freezer and when I feel like making this garlic bread/toast, I make the mix of butter/garlic and in no time we are ready to savor this garlic fragrant bread…oh so good!


small loaf of stale French baguette or Italian bread

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


There is no secret and almost no recipe…just mix together butter, parsley, garlic, olive oil and salt.

Spread the butter garlic mix on slices of baguette, approximately 2cm (¾ inch) and take to pre-heated oven of 350F for approximately 15 minutes of until golden. Just keep you eye on it, as you do not want the garlic to burn.

Serve hot or warm.

Next time you have some leftover French or Italian bread make sure to try this…

Garlic is native of central Asia, and contains many nutrients such as manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C. Some studies suggest that garlic might have cardiovascular benefits due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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