You only need 5 ingredients and 15 minutes to make this buttery gluten-free garlic bread! It’s a must-have when you’re making lasagna or spaghetti.

This recipe is a perfect side dish to gluten-free meatballs or gluten-free turkey meatballs.

A close-up photo of gluten-free garlic bread


 

Whether you’re eating a heaping bowl of gluten-free alfredo, gluten-free lasagna, or a fresh salad, sometimes your meal just begs for a nice piece of garlic bread to go with it!

Thankfully, amazing homemade garlic bread isn’t something you have to miss out on if you have Celiac disease or a gluten intolerance.

I created this cheesy garlic bread recipe so I could get all the satisfaction of regular garlic bread, without the gluten!

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Why I love this recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here are all of the ingredients you’ll need to make garlic bread just like your favorite Italian restaurants!

Ingredients for gluten-free garlic bread on a countertop
  • Gluten-free bread: Schar gluten-free baguettes are the absolute best bread for this recipe! But of course, you can use other gluten-free French bread, or even homemade bread (as long as it’s gluten-free).
  • Butter: I always use salted butter in my cooking/baking. If you want to make dairy-free garlic bread, you could use vegan butter and vegan Parmesan cheese.
  • Parmesan cheese: Pre-grated Parmesan cheese makes it easy to whip up this bread in 2-3 minutes! Trader Joe’s makes a great dairy-free parmesan cheese for a dairy-free option. I recommend finely chopping the dairy-free cheese for this recipe.
  • Parsley: You can use dried parsley or fresh parsley in this recipe, but I prefer fresh herbs.
  • Garlic salt: Garlic salt adds that essential garlic flavor to this bread. Don’t skimp! You could also use fresh garlic cloves or garlic powder and salt, if you prefer.

Make it Dairy-Free

For dairy-free garlic bread, use your favorite vegan butter and dairy-free parmesan cheese. I like to use Country Crock Plant Butter and Trader Joe’s Dairy-Free Parmesan Cheese. I recommend finely chopping the dairy-free cheese for this recipe.

How to Make Gluten-Free Garlic Bread

Gluten-free garlic bread topping in a bowl, unmixed and mixed

Mix butter. Add softened butter, Parmesan cheese, parsley and garlic salt to a small bowl to make the compound butter. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the softened butter, Parmesan cheese, parsley and garlic salt until totally combined. 

Gluten-free garlic bread on a baking sheet, baked and unbaked

Spread compote on bread. Slice the gluten-free baguettes in half horizontally. Spread each cut side liberally with the garlic butter mixture. Lay each half cut side up on a large rimmed baking sheet.

Baked gluten-free garlic bread on a baking sheet

Bake. Bake for 10 minutes, then broil on high for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown and toasty. Let cool for a minute, then cut into 1-inch slices. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Storage and Make-Ahead Instructions

To store: This easy garlic bread recipe is best served right after baking. If you do have leftovers, store them in an airtight container or Ziplock freezer bag at room temperature for up to three days.

To make ahead: You can save time by making the garlic butter compote up to three days in advance. Store compote in the fridge until a few hours before making the bread, then bring to room temperature before spreading on the bread. When you’re ready to serve, slice the baguettes, spread with compote, and bake.

What to Serve with Gluten-Free Garlic Bread

Here are some delicious gluten-free meals that work well with this easy gluten-free garlic bread recipe:

Gluten-free garlic bread sliced in a bowl with a hand picking up a piece

Recipe Tips

  • Add Mozzarella. Want to take the cheesy factor to the next level? Add fresh Mozzarella to the top of the bread for the last few minutes of broiling, then enjoy the cheesy goodness!
  • Substitute olive oil. If you don’t have any butter, you could use olive oil instead. Simply mix in the other ingredients and use a basting brush to slather it over the gluten-free bread.
  • Use leftover garlic butter. If you have any leftover garlic butter, don’t let it go to waste! Use it to cook chicken, pork, or steak, or add it to baked potatoes.
  • Make croutons. Leftover bread makes amazing gluten-free croutons! Just cut the bread into cubes and toast in the oven until golden brown.

More Gluten-Free Side Dishes

  • Gluten-Free Rolls – These soft, buttery dinner rolls are made with simple ingredients and bake up start to finish in less than 2 hours. You’ll be happily surprised with how easy they are to make!
  • Gluten-Free Popovers – These popovers are delicious smothered with butter right out of the oven. Made with just a few pantry staples, you won’t believe how easy they are to make!
  • Gluten-Free Biscuits – Get buttery, fluffy gluten-free biscuits with a tender crumb in under an hour! Best of all, no cutting or rolling required!
  • Gluten-Free Cheese Scones – The best gluten-free scones recipe gets a savory twist, with cheddar cheese and fresh chives. These savory scones taste amazing as a side dish to any meal, any time of day!
  • Homemade Gluten-Free Crescent Rolls – These gluten-free crescent rolls are a must-have at the holiday table! They’re soft, buttery, and fluffy — everything a delicious roll should be!
  • Gluten-Free Corn Muffins – These gluten-free corn muffins are soft, fluffy, and buttery with crisp-crunchy edges! This easy recipe takes less than 1 hour from start to finish.
An overhead view of gluten-free garlic bread sliced on a baking sheet
5 from 4 votes

Easy, Gluten-Free Garlic Bread

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
This EASY gluten-free garlic bread is buttery and perfectly crisp! It's a must-have when you're making lasagna or spaghetti.
You only need 5 ingredients and 15 minutes to make this amazing gluten-free garlic bread. Be sure to check out the dairy-free option below.

Ingredients

  • 2 Schar gluten-free baguettes
  • 8 tablespoons butter softened to room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried parsley)
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt I use Lawry’s

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix together the softened butter, Parmesan cheese, parsley and garlic salt until totally combined.
  • Slice the gluten-free baguettes in half horizontally. Spread each cut side liberally with the garlic butter mixture. Lay each half cut side up on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then broil on high for 2-3 minutes, until golden and toasty. Let cool for a minute, then cut into 1-inch slices. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

MAKE IT DAIRY-FREE: Use your favorite vegan butter and dairy-free parmesan cheese. I like to use Country Crock Plant Butter and Trader Joe’s Dairy-Free Parmesan Cheese. I recommend finely chopping the dairy-free cheese for this recipe.
RECIPE NOTES
  • Add Mozzerella. Want to take the cheesy factor to the next level? Add fresh Mozzerella to the top of the bread for the last few minutes of broiling, then enjoy the cheesy goodness!
  • Substitute olive oil. If you don’t have any butter, you could use olive oil instead. Simply mix in the other ingredients and use a basting brush to slather it over the gluten-free bread.
  • Use leftover garlic butter. If you have any leftover garlic butter, don’t let it go to waste! Use it to cook chicken, pork, or steak, or add it to baked potatoes.
  • Make croutons. Leftover bread makes amazing gluten-free croutons! Just cut the bread into cubes and toast in the oven until golden brown.
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Nutrition

Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 0.02g | Vitamin A: 424IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.1mg

FAQs

Is Texas Toast garlic bread gluten-free?

No, traditional Texas toast is not a gluten-free type of bread, since it’s made with gluten-containing ingredients like wheat flour.

Does Trader Joe’s have gluten free garlic bread?

No, Trader Joe’s does not have gluten free garlic bread. However, they do sell gluten-free”garlic bread cheese” which is cheese flavored to taste like garlic bread.

Does garlic butter have gluten?

No, garlic butter does not have gluten. It’s a naturally gluten-free ingredient made from butter and garlic.

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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