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Easy Air Fryer Garlic Bread

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Crisp Air Fryer Garlic bread made with fresh garlic, French baguette, parsley and Italian seasonings with optional cheese.

crisp air fryer garlic bread

My family loves garlic bread because it’s so versatile and goes with just about everything. We serve it with chicken pot pie soup, meatloaf, fettuccine, salads or anything Italian-inspired.

ingredients for air fryer garlic bread

I recommend the following ingredients for air frying garlic bread:

  • French baguette or rustic Italian bread
  • minced garlic
  • shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)
  • olive oil or melted butter
  • fresh parsley

instructions

Follow these instructions for perfect garlic bread every time.

air fryer garlic bread instructions
instructions for air fryer garlic bread
  1. slice baguette into 1/2 inch slices
  2. in a bowl, combine olive oil parsley and garlic
  3. in a separate bowl, combine cheese and seasonings
  4. brush on the olive oil mixture, then the cheese mixture (optional) and air fry
stack of garlic bread slices with parsley as a garnish
garnish with extra parsley or dip in butter

air frying time

Air fry garlic bread at 350°F for approximately 5-7 minutes, depending on your air fryer manufacturer.

tips

  • how to prevent burning
    • check at the 4-5 minute mark
    • wrap your bread with aluminum foil to prevent burning and flip halfway through
  • substitutions
    • No parsley? Try Italian seasoning blend instead.
  • Add cheese last, after bread is a bit crisp and cook for 1-2 minutes or until melted
slice of cheesy garlic bread
top with cheese and Italian seasonings for extra flavor

FAQs

how to freeze and re-heat garlic bread

  1. Cut the bread into 1-inch thick slices (about a dozen or so total).  Spread about 1 tablespoon of garlic paste over the each.
  2. Place the slices on a baking sheet and put them in the freezer for about 30 minutes to harden up. Transfer each slice of the garlic bread to a gallon-sized freezer bag once it has solidified.
  3. re-heat in the air fryer at 325°F for approximately 3 minutes, then 350°F for an additional 3 minutes.

which cheese goes best with garlic bread?

  • For cheesy air fryer garlic bread, I used ½ cup mozzarella and ½ cup finely shaved fresh parmesan cheese blend.
  • You can find a pre-shredded Italian cheese blends in the dairy section of your local grocery store.
a perfect side for any meal

storing leftovers

Store in a refrigerated, air-tight container for up to 3 days after cooking. Alternatively, you may freeze for up to a month in a tightly sealed freezer bag.

several slices of garlic bread covered in cheese and parsley

ideas for serving garlic bread

  • Garlic bread pizzas– Add pepperoni slices, cheese, then air fry. Dip in pizza sauce.
  • Meatball sub– slice an oval into the top of your baguette, air fry, then top with your favorite meatballs.
slices of garlic bread with cheese and seasonings

Air Fryer Garlic Bread

Make this easy air fryer garlic bread with a baguette, olive oil, garlic and parsley. The perfect side for any meal, especially with pasta, spaghetti or lasagna!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Amber

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

  • ½ cup olive oil or melted butter
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, minced or 4 tbsp pre-minced canned garlic
  • 4 tbsp parsley chopped
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese optional
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese optional
  • 2 tbsp Italian spices optional
  • ½ French baguette or rustic Italian bread loaf

Instructions

  • Slice baguette into ½ inch pieces. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix garlic, oil (or butter), and parsley. Spread onto bread using a kitchen brush.
  • Optional: add cheeses and Italian herbs to a bowl and mix. Add to top garlic bread.
  • Add bread slices to air fryer and cook at 350°F for 4-5 minutes, then an additional 2-3 minutes as necessary- be sure to check on bread after about 4 minutes, then every 2 minutes thereafter.

Cook from frozen

  • Cook frozen garlic bread beginning at 325°F for approximately 3 minutes, then 350°F for an additional 3 minutes. Check frequently.

Notes

Storage
Store in a refrigerated, air-tight container for up to 3 days after cooking. Alternatively, you may freeze for up to a month in a tightly sealed freezer bag.
To freeze
  • Use a sharp knife cut the French bread into 1-inch thick slices (about a dozen or so total).  Spread about 1 tablespoon of garlic paste over the each.
  • Place the slices on a baking sheet and put them in the freezer for about 30 minutes to harden up. Transfer each slice of the garlic bread to a gallon-sized freezer bag once it has solidified.
  • Cook frozen garlic bread beginning at 325°F for approximately 3 minutes, then 350°F for an additional 3 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 353IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 1mg

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