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Easy Air Fryer Garlic Bread Recipe

This simple Air Fryer Garlic Bread recipe is the easiest way to whip up a cheesy, buttery, toasty slice of bread to enjoy alongside your dinner! All you need is a french loaf of bread, and then you probably already have the rest of the simple ingredients in your kitchen! Enjoy this garlic bread with a serving of pasta, a hearty bowl of salad, or just as a snack because it’s that dang good!

several slices of garlic bread topped with parsley on a wooden serving board

Why You’ll Love This Air Fryer Garlic Bread

Some may say I’m an air fryer evangelist because if I can make it in the air fryer, you bet I will! I mean why wouldn’t I want to use this magical appliance that makes my meals come together quickly and easily?!

I’ve perfected my air fryer pigs in a blanket appetizer and I even cook one of my favorite meals in there – my beloved air fryer lemon pepper salmon. Now it’s time to share this irresistible garlic bread recipe that takes no more than 10 minutes to make! 

All you have to do is slather your bread in a simple garlic butter mixture and then air fry it. The bread comes out crispy, moist, and full of cheesy goodness! 

Ingredients

a loaf of french bread on a wooden board with parsley, butter, garlic, and parmesan to the left

Don’t worry, your grocery list isn’t going to be miles long for this recipe! Just a loaf of bread and a handful of easy ingredients will come together to make your new favorite side. 

  • French loaf
  • Unsalted butter
  • Garlic
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt
  • Parsley

How to Make Homemade Garlic Bread in the Air Fryer

Step 1: Preheat

Begin by preheating your air fryer to 350 F. 

mix the softened butter with parmesan and garlic

Step 2: Make Garlic Butter Mixture

In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter, garlic, and parmesan cheese until the mixture is smooth. Spread it evenly over the bread loaf halves and then sprinkle evenly with kosher salt. 

smear on the garlic butter and put the slices in the air fryer

Step 3: Cook

Put your garlic bread in the air fryer and allow it to cook for 5-6 minutes, or until the tops are golden and crispy. Top the cooked bread with freshly chopped parsley before serving and cut it into smaller pieces if desired. Enjoy! 

browned and crispy garlic bread in the air fryer basket

Serving Suggestions

Already wondering what to serve your garlic bread with? I’ll hook you up! Start with your cocktail of choice – I suggest a lambrusco spritz or Italian margarita

Then, it’s time for pasta! You can serve your garlic bread with other things too, but I can’t separate pasta and garlic bread in my head so that’s what we’re going with today. This spicy sausage pasta is a delicious choice, or you could go with a classic pasta carbonara. If you want something lighter, try my Italian pesto pasta salad or Italian chopped salad.

FAQs

How long to cook garlic bread in air fryer?

In this recipe we cook our homemade garlic bread for 5-6 minutes in the air fryer on 350 degrees F. The time can vary based on which air fryer you use. 

Can you reheat garlic bread in an air fryer?

You sure can! Pop it in the air fryer on 350F for about 2 minutes to heat it through and give it a little extra crisp. You can even add some leftover garlic butter spread on top if you have any. 

Can you cook store-bought garlic bread in the air fryer? 

A lot of storebought garlic bread can be made in the air fryer at the same temperature as this recipe. It may take a little longer since it’s cooking from frozen, so I’d recommend starting with 8 minutes and seeing how it goes. 

slices of garlic bread broken in half and with bites taken out of them topped with freshly chopped parsley on a wooden chopping board

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several slices of garlic bread topped with parsley on a wooden serving board

Easy Air Fryer Garlic Bread Recipe

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 mins
  • Total Time: 8 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This simple Air Fryer Garlic Bread recipe is the easiest way to whip up a cheesy, buttery, toasty slice of bread to enjoy alongside your dinner! All you need is a french loaf of bread, and then you probably already have the rest of the simple ingredients in your kitchen! Enjoy this garlic bread with a serving of pasta, a hearty bowl of salad, or just as a snack because it’s that dang good!


Ingredients

Scale

1 small french loaf, sliced in half

½ stick of unsalted butter, softened

2 tbsp minced garlic

¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

Kosher salt

Fresh chopped parsley for topping


Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 350 F. 
  2. In a small bowl mix together softened butter, garlic, and parmesan cheese until smooth. Spread mixture evenly onto bread loaf halves. Sprinkle evenly with kosher salt. 
  3. Cook garlic bread in the air fryer for 5-6 minutes or until the tops are golden and crispy. Top with freshly chopped parsley before serving and cut into smaller pieces if desired.

Notes

To Reheat: Pop it in the air fryer on 350F for about 2 minutes to heat it through and give it a little extra crisp. You can even add some leftover garlic butter spread on top if you have any. 

Keywords: air fryer garlic bread, easy garlic bread, garlic bread air fryer

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