Air Fryer Garlic Bread

5 from 30 votes

This air fryer garlic bread is fast, delicious, and needs just a handful of ingredients. Buttery, cheesy, and ready in minutes. 

air fryer garlic bread.

If you’ve made our grilled cheese or biscuits in the air fryer, you are in for a treat: this air fryer garlic bread. 

Just like the aforementioned recipes, this turns out just as good as the classic, if not better!

Why this recipe works 

  • Quick and easy. Air frying the garlic bread instead of baking it takes a fraction of the time!
  • Healthier. Traditional garlic bread is loaded with butter but the air fried version cuts down on it, without compromising flavor or texture.
  • Easy to customize. Use different herbs, make it dairy free, or add extra cheese.
  • Fresh or frozen garlic bread. While we love making this from scratch, you can use a pre-frozen garlic bread stick.

What I love the most about this recipe is just how fancy it looks and tastes! The addition of some parmesan cheese really takes it to another level. 

Ingredients needed 

This recipe calls for classic ingredients used in traditional garlic bread but with a twist! Here is what you’ll need: 

  • White baguette. You can also use Ciabatta or Italian loaf. 
  • Butter. Bring to room temperature before using. 
  • Garlic. Minced. 
  • Dried parsley. Adds flavor.
  • Parmesan cheese. Optional, but balances out the garlic beautifully. 

How to air fry garlic bread 

Simple is an understatement for this recipe. Besides making the garlic butter and spreading it on some bread, there isn’t much else that goes into it. Ready to make some garlic bread? 

Step 1: Prepare the bread 

Slice the baguette into 2-inch thick slices. Add garlic, dried parsley, softened butter, and parmesan cheese in a mixing bowl.

how to air fry garlic bread.

Add a generous amount of garlic butter to the slices of the baguette.  

baguette with garlic butter.

Step 2: Cook garlic bread in the air fryer 

Preheat the air fryer. Grease an air fryer basket or air fry the garlic bread for 5-6 minutes or until nicely golden. 

garlic bread in air fryer.

Repeat the process until all the garlic bread is cooked up.

garlic bread air fryer.

What bread is best for garlic bread 

Baguette, sourdough, or ciabatta loaves are the best choices for garlic bread as they turn out crispy on the outside and hold all the buttery garlic in the middle. 

Tips to make the best recipe 

  • Always use thicker cuts of bread so the middle part will always be soft, fluffy, and buttery.
  • For even cooking and avoid soggy bread, don’t stack the slices of bread over each other when you put them in the air fryer. 
  • Avoid adding extra heat or else you risk drying out the bread.

Dietary swaps and substitutions

The beauty of this recipe is just how easy it is to customize to fit almost any diet out there. Here are some ideas we’ve tried: 

  • Make it gluten-free. Use a gluten-free baguette or sourdough, or any crusty bread of your choice. 
  • Cut the carbs. Spread the garlic butter on some keto rolls or bread
  • Skip the dairy. Replace the butter with a dairy free blend or plant-based margarine. 
  • Add more cheese. Mozzarella, Pepperjack, and cheddar are all fantastic options.
  • Lighten it up. Half the amount of butter used or replace it with light butter. 

Storage instructions 

  • To store. You can store the leftovers in the refrigerator in airtight containers for up to 4-5 days.
  • To freeze. Place leftovers in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to two months. 
  • Reheating. Reheat the garlic bread in a pre-heated oven or air fryer.
garlic bread air fryer.

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Frequently asked questions 

How long does frozen garlic bread take in the air fryer?

In a preheated air fryer, frozen garlic bread takes 7-8 minutes to cook.

Can I use white or wheat bread?

Yes, using sliced bread will work, however, you will need to significantly reduce the cooking time to ensure the bread doesn’t dry out.

air fryer garlic bread recipe.

Air Fryer Garlic Bread In 5 Minutes | Fresh Or Frozen

This air fryer garlic bread is fast, delicious, and needs just a handful of ingredients. Buttery, cheesy, and ready in minutes. 
5 from 30 votes
Print Rate
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf baguette
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 180C/350F.
  • Slice the baguette into 2-inch thick slices.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the softened butter, garlic, dried parsley, and parmesan cheese. 
  • Spread a very generous amount of garlic butter on slices of the baguette.
  • Generously grease an air fryer basket and air fry the garlic bread for 4-5 minutes, or until golden.
  • Repeat the process until all the bread is cooked.

Notes

TO STORE: You can store the leftovers in the refrigerator in airtight containers for up to 4-5 days.
TO FREEZE: Place leftovers in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to two months. 
TO REHEAT: Reheat the garlic bread in an air fryer or pre-heated oven. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBS: 8g
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