Ahhh, garlic bread! It is a classic side dish that’s easy to make, always delicious, and fills our kitchens with a wonderful aroma. This version, the New York Times Garlic Bread, is sure to become a family favorite; it is garlicky, buttery, golden-brown, and creates a crunchy crust on the outside that gives way to a soft and flavorful interior.

For those who love garlic, this recipe is a dream come true. We start off by infusing our bread with plenty of garlic sauce – made from 6 cloves of garlic, butter, and olive oil – and finishing with more melted butter and a sprinkle of diced fresh parsley. Then the magic happens: the bread is oven-baked for about 15 minutes, yielding a crunchy, scrumptious snack.

This garlic bread recipe is unique because it marries classic Italian and American flavors. The Italian influence can be seen in the use of olive oil and parsley while the American aspect is clearly present in the hearty amount of melted butter. The resulting cup of flavor delivers a pleasant and familiar garlic taste that gives a nod to old traditions but without being too heavy.

My own personal experience with New York Times Garlic Bread has been nothing but fantastic. Whenever I make it, everyone in my family dives in and there are never any leftovers. A great way to maximize the taste of this recipe is to pair it with a bowl of freshly-made tomato sauce and a glass of Pinot Grigio.

For other delicious garlic recipes, you can try this 3-ingredient garlic bread recipe or this Croatian garlic bread that adds an interesting twist to a classic. Whichever recipe you choose, you won’t regret it!


  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly-ground black pepper (optional)
  • 1 French baguette, cut into 4-6 mm thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly-chopped parsley


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and olive oil together over low heat. Add the minced garlic and oregano, stirring until fragrant.
  3. Arrange the slices of baguette on a baking tray and spread the garlic butter mixture over each slice. Sprinkle with pepper (if using).
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges of the garlic bread turns golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and transfer to a plate. Sprinkle with freshly-chopped parsley.
  6. Enjoy!