This air fryer garlic bread recipe is not only is it incredibly simple – it’s ready in just 15 minutes – but it also tastes amazing. The combination of fresh herbs, buttery garlic, and crisp toast creates an irresistible flavor and a delicious crunch.

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Garlic Bread In The Air Fryer

Our super simple Air Fried Garlic Bread makes the best bite of buttery homemade garlic bread in a matter of minutes.

Using a handful of fresh ingredients, this delicious garlic bread is so much better (and a bit healthier) than store-bought frozen garlic bread in a bag, especially because there’s no preservatives or additives and no extra sugar needed.

This air fryer recipe makes it so easy to turn a plain loaf of bread into a perfectly toasted garlicy side for Tomato Basil Pasta, Spaghetti and Meatballs, or Chicken Parmesan dinner. Simply slather the garlic butter to cover each piece, then cook, slice, and serve with supper.

And if you like a cheesy garlic bread, top your loaf with mozzarella, extra parmesan or a combination of the two.

Why We Love Garlic Bread Air Fryer Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in 15 minutes.
  • Uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • Turns out perfectly crisp and toasted every time,
  • Slices are soft in the middle and crunchy on the outside.
  • Family favorite side dish to serve with spaghetti, soup, and salad.
Air Fryer Garlic Bread ingredients

Air Fryer Garlic Bread Ingredients

  • Loaf of Italian or French bread
  • Unsalted butter
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh garlic
  • Fresh parsley
  • Salt
  • Grated parmesan cheese (optional garnish)

Substitutions and Additions

  • Use A Loaf You Love: You can use any sturdy, crusty bread such as Italian, French, sourdough, or other ciabatta bread loaves.
  • Forgo The Fresh: I often do not have fresh garlic or fresh parsley on hand. The minced garlic in a jar and dried parsley will work just as well as the fresh versions. You can even use garlic powder in a pinch. You may want to cut back on the proportions used if using the pantry versions, as they are typically a bit stronger in flavor than the fresh versions.
  • Vegan Version: You can easily make this recipe vegan-friendly by swapping the butter for your favorite brand of vegan butter.
  • Serve With Sauce: You can serve your garlic bread with some dipping sauce on the side. Some of my favorites are ranch, marinara, or Alabama white sauce.
Air Fryer Garlic Bread on a plate
  • Air Fryer
  • Sharp serrated knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Butter knife

How to Make Air Fryer Garlic Bread

  1. Slice: Slice your loaf of bread into four equally sized pieces.
  2. Make The Butter Mixture: Mix together the butter, olive oil, minced garlic, chopped parsley, and salt. Spread it over the entire surface of each piece of bread.
  3. Cook: Place two of the pieces of the buttered bread into the air fryer basket and cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. Repeat with the remaining two pieces.
  4. Slice and Serve: Slice each loaf into 4 (2-inch) pieces, serve, and enjoy!
    Pro Tip: You will have a total of 8 slices for a half loaf or 16 slices for a full loaf.

Best Bread For Air Fryer Garlic Bread

I find that sometimes different grocery stores, or bakeries, carry various sizes of bread loaves. Also, some carry Italian loaves, some French bread loaves, and others ciabatta bread loaves. Any of these will work.

If your loaf is larger than 8 ounces, you may want to double the butter mixture to be able to cover the bread completely. You will need to cut your bread loaf down to pieces that will also fit into your particular brand of air fryer. You may need to do more than 2 batches to cook an entire loaf if it is large.

Tips For Making the Best Air Fryer Garlic Bread

  • Make sure you follow your brand’s factory instructions for preheating your air fryer if your brand does not have a preheat setting.
  • A fork works really well to mash up the butter and other ingredients. You can also use a small plastic spatula to mash and blend all the ingredients together.
  • A sharp serrated knife works best for slicing your loaf of bread.
  • Make sure you lay the garlic bread in a single layer in the air fryer basket so the air has space to circulate. That way it will get crispy all the way around.

How to Store And Reheat Air Fryer Garlic Bread

This air fryer garlic bread should be served immediately. The garlic bread does not keep well for longer than 24 hours, tightly wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator once it has been baked. You can reheat any leftover garlic bread in the air fryer at 330°F for 2-3 minutes or until warmed through. You could also microwave it for 30-45 seconds.

Air Fryer Garlic Bread

How To Freeze Air Fryer Garlic Bread

You can make this garlic bread ahead of time and store it tightly wrapped in plastic wrap, then aluminum foil, in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator prior to cooking in the air fryer. You will make the butter mixture, spread it onto the sliced loaf of Italian bread, then close the bread pieces back together (buttered sides facing each other) before tightly wrapping them. I like to use a black sharpie pen to write on the aluminum foil the date and cooking time for the garlic bread. This makes it super easy to make on a busy weeknight for dinner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add shredded cheese to my garlic bread?

Yes, you can add some shredded mozzarella cheese to your garlic bread if you like cheesy garlic bread. You should add it the last 1-2 minutes of cooking in the air fryer so as not to burn the cheese. 

Can I use the butter mixture to make air fryer texas toast

Yes, you can use the butter mixture to make Texas toast. Use thick slices of bread and spread the garlic butter on both sides. Place the bread in the air fryer basket and cook at 320 degrees for 3 minutes on each side.

Air Fryer Garlic Bread in a basket

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Air Fryer Garlic Bread

Serves — 16
Air Fryer Garlic Bread is so quick and easy to make in minutes and cooks crisp and crunchy every time. A perfect side dish for pasta dinners, this simple recipe will have everyone requesting seconds!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounce loaf of Italian or French bread
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • tablespoons fresh garlic finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Optional garnish – grated parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350°F. You will want to follow your brand’s factory instructions for preheating if your brand does not have a preheat setting.
  • Slice your loaf of Italian bread in half, then slice down the side of each half to open up the bread to expose the center. You should have four equally sized pieces of bread. A sharp serrated knife works best for this.
  • Mix the softened butter, olive oil, minced garlic, chopped parsley, and salt in a small mixing bowl. You want to make sure that you have a fully combined mixture.
  • Divide your butter mixture evenly between each piece of bread and spread it over the entire surface of the bread.
  • Place two of the pieces of the buttered Italian loaf into the basket of the air fryer and cook for 5 minutes. Repeat with the remaining two pieces. See tips if you only want to cook half the loaf of garlic toast at a time.
  • Carefully remove the garlic bread from the air fryer and slice each loaf into 4 (2-inch) pieces, making a total of 8 slices for a half loaf or 16 slices for a full loaf.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • This air fryer garlic bread should be served immediately. The garlic bread does not keep well for longer than 24 hours, tightly wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator once it has been baked. You can reheat any leftover garlic bread in the air fryer at 330°F for 2-3 minutes or until warmed through. You could also microwave it for 30-45 seconds.
Tips:
  • Make sure you follow your brand’s factory instructions for preheating your air fryer if your brand does not have a preheat setting.
  • A fork works really well to mash up the butter and other ingredients. You can also use a small plastic spatula to mash and blend all the ingredients together.
  • A sharp serrated knife works best for slicing your loaf of bread.
  • Make sure you lay the garlic bread in a single layer in the air fryer basket so the air has space to circulate. That way it will get crispy all the way around.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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