Easiest Ever Garlic Bread

Pressed for time? Don't have an oven? Want just a slice or two of garlic bread? Here's a quick and easy way to make garlic bread.

Elise Bauer

We've all been there. The soup, sauce, or whatever it is you're making is almost ready and you have completely forgotten about the garlic bread.

You madly dash to turn on the broiler and then realize that the soup, sauce, or whatever will be cold by the time the garlic bread is done.

A wave of disappointment overtakes you as you realize what you will be missing. But it would be so much better with garlic bread!

The following quickie garlic bread is made for situations such as these.

As long as you have a toaster, some olive oil, and a clove of garlic, you're good.

Of course it's not the same as oven-roasted, butter, garlic, and herb-infused, Parmesan-crusted garlic bread. If you have the luxury of time, by all means go for the fully monty.

But if not, or if you just want a few slices of toasted bread lightly touched with garlic to go with your meal, then this recipe is made for you.

Easiest Ever Garlic Bread

Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Serving 1 serving


  • 1 slice rustic bread

  • Drizzle extra virgin olive oil, for each slice

  • 1 large fresh clove garlic


  1. Toast your bread:

    Toast one or two slices of bread.

  2. Smear with olive oil:

    Drizzle or brush a little olive oil over one side of the toasted bread.

    Elise Bauer
  3. Rub the toast with the garlic clove:

    Cut a garlic clove (peel still on) in half, on the diagonal. Gently rub the cut side of the garlic clove over the olive oil-brushed toasted bread.

    Alternatively, you can rub the toast with the garlic first, and then drizzle with olive oil or spread with butter. Both ways work.

    How to make easy garlic bread
    Elise Bauer

    Simple Tip!

    If you have leftover slices of garlic bread, cut them up into squares for croutons. Store in an airtight bag or jar at room temp for a day or two. You can also process them in a blender or food processor for garlicky breadcrumbs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
109 Calories
5g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 109
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 123mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 38mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.