9 Best Ina Garten Garlic Bread Recipes To Try Today

Garlic bread is such a great dish, isn’t it?

9 Best Ina Garten Garlic Bread Recipes To Try Today (1)

Whether you’re enjoying it as an appetizer, a side for a main Mediterranean dish, or even as a main meal in itself, there’s nothing that is quite as filling or hearty as a good garlic bread recipe.

Using garlic bread to mop up the sauces from a delicious chicken cacciatore or

So, naturally, when one of the most popular chefs and bakers on television, Ina Garten, makes her own garlic bread dish, we’re going to listen in and see just how good this one is.

Spoiler alert: It’s good. Like really good!

Naturally, when a recipe like this rolls around, people are going to try and replicate it for themselves, with a surprising amount of success.

The end result is a list of recipes that either try and replicate Ina Garten’s distinct and delicious garlic bread dish or use it as inspiration for an amazing new take on this heated, hearty delight.

A list that we are more than happy to share with you here!

1. Ina Garten Garlic Bread Recipe

Starting this list with a reliable version of Ina Garten’s distinct garlic bread, we have this recipe to share with you.

The best garlic bread recipe is not just garlic, butter, and bread, and this recipe knows this.

That’s why there is also a healthy helping of chopped spring onions and grated Parmesan sprinkled in there for good measure. There’s a perfect balance between healthy and tasty and savory and spiciness, too!

The best thing about this recipe, aside from the flavor, of course, is that this garlic bread can be whipped up in a flash.

In just 7 to 8 minutes, you can have a garlic bread recipe that is crunchy on the edges, while benign drenched in amazing flavors in the center.

Now that’s a garlic bread recipe that anyone can appreciate. After all, who wouldn’t want to theoretically be just 7 minutes away from a delicious snack of garlic goodness?

2. Simple Outrageous Garlic Bread Recipe

The only thing outrageous about this recipe is that it’s this good, and this simple to make!

You’ll notice that there’s a hearty helping of extra cheese in this recipe. It’s drifting away a little from the original Ina Garten recipe, for sure, but it still has that delicate balance that Garten’s does.

Yes, there is plenty of cheese in this recipe, but the balance between the savory of the topping and the heat from the garlic is gorgeous and melts in your mouth the moment you bite into it.

Plus, who doesn’t love good cheesy garlic bread?

Serve is with your favorite meatballs.

3. Ina Garten Garlic Bread

Of course, not everyone is looking to reinvent the wheel. Or, in this case, the Ina Garten Garlic Bread recipe! Sometimes, you just want a dish that is reliable and can be made quickly.

Well, that’s exactly something that this next recipe does amazingly!

If you are looking to get a little creative, you can try using a different kind of bread loaf in this dish, and see where the flavor results take you.

But if you’re looking to stay faithful to the original, you’ll want to go with a ciabatta loaf as your bread of choice.

Its absorbent, spongy insides are the perfect bread to absorb all that buttery and garlic-flavored goodness!

4. The Barefoot Contessa’s Ciabatta Garlic Bread

If simplicity is the aim of the game, then this particular copycat dish might be the winner!

The ingredient list here is packed full of tons of goodness, from the delicious melted butter to the garlic that is not only packed with flavor, but tons of healthy antioxidants, making it perfect for boosting your immune system and fighting mild ailments like flu or the cold.

If you’re feeling under the weather, this is just the tasty savory treat to enjoy and perk yourself up with!

Plus, the steps themselves are very easy to follow, and pack in plenty of good detail, without overcomplicating things. In just 4, easy to follow steps, you’ll have the perfect basket of garlic bread to serve to 6 or more people around the dinner table.

(Or just for yourself, if you’re feeling particularly hungry. It’s okay, we won’t tell anyone!)

5. Ina Garten & Martha Stewart Garlic Bread

We’re particularly big fans of the rustic charm of this next recipe. Rather than simply using a garlic paste or chopped/mashed clove, this recipe calls for the whole clove to be placed on a readied piece of ciabatta. 

If you’re looking for a way to spice up this classic garlic bread recipe, this particular dish recommends adding chili flakes to the mix.

Let the melted butter blend with these extras, and you’ll get a beautiful distribution of heat across these delicious slices.

Of course, don’t worry if you’re not a big fan of the heat. This garlic bread is just as tasty without the extra chili.

6. Garlic Ciabatta Bread Barefoot Contessa

Everyone loves a simple recipe that they can throw together in just a few minutes and serve with spaghetti, so you’re going to love this next dish that we have in store for you!

The trick to getting the perfect flavor in this dish is making sure that the garlic is nice and roasted before adding it to your ciabatta.

Just a few minutes in the oven and the contents of those cloves can just be squeezed out into a bowl for better mixing, or straight onto the sliced-up ciabatta slices.

How easy is that?

Speaking of quick and easy, you won’t be waiting around for this recipe to be finished.

With just 10 to 12 minutes on the clock to make these amazing treats, this is a recipe that you’ll want handy for any rainy day, where you just want something tasty right there, right now!

7. Ina Garten’s Garlic Bread

Like the last entry we covered, you can’t go wrong with a nice simple recipe to have on your cooking tool belt!

This recipe recommends blending your garlic in a food processor to get the desired taste, but it’s not a necessity if you don’t have one of these handy cooking tools for mashing up your garlic and herbs.

Simply roast your garlic for a few minutes, squeeze out the roasted insides, then mash the garlic up with a spatula or masher for the full effect.

A perfect low-tech alternative for this great recipe!

And don’t forget the olive oil! It’s not just a great ingredient with tons of flavor and character, but it is also a perfect medium to mix all of your other ingredients in, from the garlic to the salt and oregano leaves!

8. Outrageous Garlic Bread

If you’re looking for a garlic bread recipe that stands out from the rest of the Ina Garten dishes that we’ve covered so far, this is going to be one that you don’t want to miss!

While we’ve loved the garlic bread that we’ve covered so far, they have all been very similar to each other. This is totally fine, we’re covering a list of recipes that are inspired by Garten’s own amazing garlic bread.

But sometimes, you just want something a little different, you know?

Well, that’s where this garlic bread recipe really comes into its own!

This dish uses a French baguette as its bread of choice, already making it stand out from the other recipes we’ve covered here.

But combine that with the lemon zest that the recipe calls for, and you have garlic bread that pops in your mouth as you take a bite out of it.

Sometimes, you just need a hit of citrus to help the savory flavors fly. How about that?

9. Ina Garten’s French-Style Garlic Bread

Sticking with the French-themed garlic bread dishes for a little longer, we have this delicious little dish that you have to try for yourself!

Once again, we’re sticking with a baguette as our bread vessel of choice.

While very similar to ciabatta in many ways (ciabattas were made to be an Italian equivalent to it, after all), there’s just something about the crunch of a good baguette that changes the whole texture profile of this dish.

Whether you’re cutting the baguette width-ways, or making the perfect smaller garlic bread pieces to share.

Or lengthways, turning these into giant slices that are a meal in of themselves, there’s plenty to enjoy in this dish!

Plus, there are all the extras to add, like the lemon zest and chili flakes for extra flavor. Feel free to add them for an extra spicy and tangy profile, or leave them out for a more mellow experience in your mouth!

There’s a reason that Ina Garten’s garlic bread has stuck around, after all!

Final Notes

So, there you have it!

Ina Garten’s garlic bread is something else when it comes to flavor and versatility.

But thanks to its simplicity, it’s also a dish that can be kept simple and enjoyed by everyone, as well as infinitely more customized and enjoyed.

Once you’ve tried out the simpler version of this recipe, feel free to try out your tasty versions of this amazing dish!

9 Best Ina Garten Garlic Bread Recipes To Try Today

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Ina Garten’s garlic bread is unlike anyone elses. However, these 9 recipes have managed to do something magical: Replicate Garten’s amazing bread!


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