Buttery Garlic Bread (Freezer Friendly)

by Katie on July 27, 2011

Recently, my friend and I (and her sweet daughter) were planning on getting together to make some freezer meals for a family in need. We were trying to make sure we had complete meals, so we needed something to go with the delicious spaghetti pie.

I finally remembered that I had bookmarked this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs, oh…about a year ago and never got around to trying it.

We decided to add it to the list, even though we had never tried it out. We made an extra loaf for ourselves to make sure it tasted good and all. We would hate to give it to someone without trying it…

We both sampled it out that night, with our extra baked spaghetti.  We loved it! About the time we finished eating our dinner,  I got a text from her that her whole family LOVED the garlic bread and the kids were begging for more.

(Freezer Cooking Tip…always make sure you leave one meal out of the freezer to serve THAT night.  After a day of cooking you will not feel like cooking dinner!)

Ingredients:
12 tablespoons butter, softened
4 garlic cloves, very finely minced
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
12 (1-inch) slices Italian or French bread

Directions:
Using a fork, beat butter, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper in small bowl until combined. Spread butter mixture evenly over both sides of bread.

Freeze the slices on a large baking sheet or plate until firm, about 15 minutes. After they are firm, transfer the slices to a freezer ziploc bag and freeze for up to one month.

To serve, preheat oven to 425 degrees. Arrange bread on rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden brown on the first side, about 10 minutes. Flip and bake until golden brown on the second side, 6-7 minutes more. Serve.

Note: To serve the bread immediately instead of freezing, bake buttered bread on rimmed baking sheet at 425 degrees for 8 minutes then flip and bake 5 more minutes on the second side.

Recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Tina (Tightwad Mom) July 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I love this idea! What a great addition to a quick meal, or it would make a quick snack!

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Katie July 27, 2011 at 10:26 pm

You are right Tina…and it is so much better than the frozen kind at the store :) I’m thinking you could do this with all of the homemade bread you make!

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Misty July 28, 2011 at 8:48 am

Awww, Ry and I loved this post… not to mention this Garlic Bread. It was SO Yummy!! I agree it was SO much better than the frozen store bought kind. And, it was super easy to whip up… so I will keep my eyes open on the clearance racks at the store and now have something to make with those reduced loaves… :)

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Katie July 28, 2011 at 10:52 am

Yep, Misty…keep your eye out and while you’re at it pick up a loaf for me :)

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