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Simple Rustic Garlic Bread

Fancy ingredients are not needed for this simple rustic garlic bread. All you need is garlic, butter and bread. It’s so simple and taste ridiculously yummy.

I knew the moment I opened the package that this baking mat was going to be my best friend. It’s freezer safe. It’s oven safe. It’s freezer to oven safe. I could ditch all, well most, of the aluminum foil that I previously placed under my baking sheets. And unlike some products, the Baker’s Mat has lived up to my expectations.

We’ve used it many times over the last few weeks and I have yet to find anything that will stick to the mat. Plus it’s so easy to clean that I typically rinse it off immediately and put it in the dish drain to dry. My only problem is finding a place to store it. It always wants to unroll in a drawer so I’ve used a rubber band to keep it from unrolling. It would be nice if it had a built in band of some sort to keep it from unrolling and if it was built in, I wouldn’t lose the darn thing like I do with the current rubber band work around.

As you can see in the photo of our yummy garlic bread, our baking sheet is slightly to big so the Baker’s Mat doesn’t completely cover the bottom. It hasn’t been an issue but I wanted to point it out to those of us who have non-standard size baking sheets.

Simple Rustic Garlic Bread

Simple Rustic Garlic Bread

Garlic bread goes with so many dishes. But it can also be the perfect snack. This recipe is very simple and can be adjusted even if you don't have fresh ingredients.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 243 kcal


  • 4 clove garlic crushed
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 loaf crusty bread sliced
  • Chopped fresh parsley


  • Place bread on a cooking sheet.
  • Combine garlic and butter in a microwave safe dish. Heat in microwave for 1 minute.
  • Brush bread liberally with garlic butter.
  • Cook for 5 minutes in 350* oven or place under broiler for 3 minutes.
  • Remove bread from oven and sprinkle fresh parsley over bread.
  • Serve hot from the oven.


TIP: You can use a 50/50 combination of butter and olive oil. Sometimes, we sprinkle cheese over the top before toasting.
* Margarine can replace the full strength butter.
* Dried parsley works great when you are out of fresh.
* Garlic powder works if you find yourself out of garlic.
Keyword finger food, quick bite

The Baker’s Mat is a silicone mat that you place on a cookie sheet, replacing the need for parchment paper and cooking sprays. FDA approved, dishwasher safe, also cleans easily with soap and water. Lays flat, great for baking cookies, rolling dough, making candy or pizza dough. Safe for the microwave, freezer, dishwasher and all types of ovens — good at temperatures from -40°F to 480°F (-40°C to 249°C).

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By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

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