Garlic Bread in a Bag

  • Active Time 10m
  • Total Time 10m

Serves 4

If you don't want to use a bag, toast the halves separately on an oven rack, buttered sides up, until golden. Using salted butter saves seasoning the bread, but you can use unsalted butter and a large pinch of salt.


  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 1 loaf of Italian bread, preferably semolina, halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. In a small bowl, blend the garlic with the butter. Spread each bread half with 1 tablespoon of the garlic butter and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan. Sandwich the bread halves together and put the loaf in a paper bag. Fold the top closed and bake in the center of the oven for about 8 minutes, or until the bag darkens slightly and the bread feels crisp when pressed through the bag.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.

RecID 1992

nutrition information per serving

148 calories; 8g total fat; 18mg cholesterol; 292mg sodium; 15g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 4g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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