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Garlic Bread in Air Fryer

The Best Garlic Bread in Air fryer is the easiest recipe that is fresh, flavorful with perfectly crispy edges and soft buttery center and delicious enjoyed hot from the air fryer!

two hands grabbing pieces of garlic bread

Garlic bread is perfect with most of your soups, pasta, chicken or shrimp dinner, like Spicy Chicken Pasta, Penne alla Vodka, Meatless Baked Ziti, Shrimp Pasta or Chicken Parmesan Pasta. Store bought garlic bread is delicious, but this homemade recipe is so quick and easy that we stopped purchasing garlic bread.

Whether I dine at an Italian restaurant or ordering pizza, this is always the first thing that I look forward to – It is delicious as an appetizer or snack. You might love this garlic bread grilled cheese too!

Fresh or jarred garlic?

Fresh garlic is essential when you want to make a really bread that is packed with garlicky goodness! Please stay away from jarred or tubed garlic which tends to have preservatives and hence affect the taste.

Air Fryer Garlic Bread

Main ingredients

Bread – Soft Italian or French bread from super market is perfect.

Butter – Unsalted butter at room temperature (reduce salt if using salted butter)

Garlic – Finely minced garlic cloves

Parsley – Minced fresh parsley or dried parsley

ingredients needed

How to make garlic bread in air fryer from scratch?

Make garlic bread spread – Mix room temperature butter, minced garlic, parsley and salt together.

Prep bread – Split bread in half and spread butter on the cut side.

Bake – Bake at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.

Expert tips

Butter – Both salted or unsalted butter works, but it is essential for the butter to be at room temperature.

If using salted butter, then reduce / omit salt in the recipe.

Finely mince garlic and parsley

Don’t have fresh parsley? Use dried instead!

What to do with the remaining half loaf?

  • Double the recipe and cook bread in two batches using the entire loaf
  • Double the recipe, cook one half as instructed and freeze or refrigerate the remaining half for later use
  • Store the remaining loaf in the freezer
  • My favorite <— Make this air fryer Bread and Butter pudding for dessert

Don’t let it burn! Keep an eye on the bread, during the last minute – You are aiming for golden color!

Make it cheesy – Mix grated parmesan cheese along with the garlic butter and proceed as instructed. About 30 seconds before the finish time, sprinkle grated mozzarella on top and continue cooking until cheese melts.

Leftovers – It is best eaten hot right out of the air fryer and the leftovers don’t keep particularly well. Thanks to air fryer, one batch makes only four servings, which is perfect for a normal family (when compared to a store bought huge loaf). If you happen to have leftovers, then refrigerate until needed.

Reheating leftovers – We recommend the microwave for re heating, since it makes the bread soft and buttery when compared to the air fryer. Place toasted side up in a microwave safe plate and microwave until heated through.

Storing and Freezing – If you’d like to make it ahead, then prep bread as mentioned up to the air frying step, wrap in foil, store in the freezer for up to 3 months or refrigerate up to 4 days.

Love all things garlicky? Check out Garlic Butter Shrimp Rice, Cheesy Broccoli, Mushroom Fried Rice and Garlic butter Noodles.

air fryer with hot crusty bread

FAQs

What is the best bread for garlic bread?

Classic garlic bread is always best made with a standard super market Italian or French loaf – It is soft with a not-so-thick crust and makes it delicious when compared to French baguettes that are way too crispy.

How long to cook garlic bread in air fryer?

It depends on the type of air fryer used. We used Instant Vortex 6 quart air fryer and it took about 5 minutes to 350 degrees.

What to serve with garlic bread?

sliced air fryer garlic bread made from scratch placed on a white tray

Variations

This garlic toast in air fryer recipe is simple and easy. However, if you like to add more flavorings then you could check out the following options for mix-ins:

  • A combination of butter and olive oil
  • Other herbs like Italian seasoning / marjoram / rosemary / thyme
  • A hint of spice with red pepper flakes and/or black pepper powder
  • A combination of fresh garlic and garlic powder
  • Parmesan cheese mixed along with the garlic butter

More bread recipes to try – Parmesan Bread Bites, Best homemade Doughnuts or Avocado Dinner Rolls.

More air fryer recipes: Roasted Green Beans, Air Fryer French Toast, Chicken Parmesan, Baked Tilapia, Baked apples, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Crispy Broccoli.

two hands grabbing pieces of sliced bread

Air fryer garlic bread with sliced bread

(Use plain white bread that is not sweet and we recommend staying away from buttermilk bread which tends to be sweet and affects the taste)

  1. Prepare garlic butter as per instructions
  2. Spread about a tablespoon on one side of each slice
  3. Preheat air fryer to 370 degrees for 5 minutes. Cook two bread slices (with buttered side up) at a time until golden.
air fryer basket with garlic toast

More Air Fryer Appetizers

Air fried Garlic Parmesan Wings

Crispy Mushrooms

Air Fryer Shrimp

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

Yield: 4 Servings

Garlic Bread in Air Fryer

sliced garlic bread made in air fryer

The Best Garlic Bread in Air fryer is the easiest recipe that is fresh, flavorful with perfectly crispy edges and soft buttery center and delicious enjoyed hot from the air fryer!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 loaf Italian or french bread
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced fresh parsley (or use 1 teaspoon dried parsley)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or as needed)

Instructions

1, Cut a French or Italian loaf in half lengthwise (refer notes for using / storing the remaining half) and split in half horizontally.

2. Make garlic butter - Mix butter, garlic, parsley and salt together in a small bowl , until well combined.

3. Spread butter mixture over the two halves.

4. Pre heat air fryer for 350° F for 5 minutes. Place bread (buttered side up), and cook until golden brown. (If the bread doesn't look golden after 5 minutes, then continue to cook for few more seconds at the same temperature).

4. Serve HOT!

Notes

Butter – Both salted or unsalted butter works, but it is essential for the butter to be at room temperature

If using salted butter, then reduce / omit salt in the recipe.

Finely mince garlic and parsley

Don’t have fresh parsley? Use dried instead

What to do with the remaining half loaf?

  • Double the recipe and cook bread in two batches using the entire loaf
  • Double the recipe, cook one half as instructed and freeze or refrigerate the remaining half for later use
  • Store the remaining loaf in the freezer

Don’t let it burn! Keep an eye on the bread, during the last minute – You are aiming for golden color!

Make it cheesy – Mix grated parmesan cheese along with the garlic butter and proceed as instructed. About 30 seconds before the finish time, sprinkle grated mozzarella on top and continue cooking until cheese melts.

Leftovers – It is best eaten hot right out of the air fryer and the leftovers don’t keep particularly well. Thanks to air fryer, one batch makes only four servings, which is perfect for a normal family (when compared to a store bought huge loaf). If you happen to have leftovers, then refrigerate until needed.

Reheating leftovers – We recommend the microwave for re heating, since it makes the bread soft and buttery when compared to the air fryer. Place toasted side up in a microwave safe plate and microwave until heated through.

Storing and Freezing – If you’d like to make it ahead, then prep bread as mentioned up to the air frying step, wrap in foil, store in the freezer for up to 3 months or refrigerate up to 4 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 488mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g

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