Air Fryer Garlic Bread

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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 air fryer grilled cheese or air fryer biscuits, you are in for a treat: this air fryer garlic bread recipe.

There’s something special about freshly made garlic bread that is piping hot and oozing with garlic butter and a hint of cheese. I reckon it’s the only reason why my family allows me to make pasta several times a week because they know I’ll whip up a batch of garlic bread in the air fryer!

Table of Contents
  1. Why this recipe works 
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to air fry garlic bread 
  4. Can I bake this?
  5. Recipe tips and variations
  6. Storage instructions 
  7. More air fryer side dishes
  8. Frequently asked questions 
  9. Air Fryer Garlic Bread (Recipe Card)

Why this recipe works 

  • Quick and easy. This method takes a fraction of the time than baking a loaf in the oven!
  • Best texture. Because the air fryer circulates the heat, the bread is always crispy but the middle is soft and fluffy.
  • Works with fresh or frozen garlic bread. While we love making this from scratch, you can also use a pre-frozen garlic bread stick!
  • Versatile. Don’t think this bread is reserved for pasta or pizza nights! It makes an easy side dish for your chicken dinner, some soup, or even a quick snack when the cravings strike!

Ingredients needed

This cheesy garlic bread needs just four ingredients to whip up. Here is everything you will need: 

  • White baguette. A French baguette is thinner than other cuts of bread which means a quicker cooking time. You can also use French bread, ciabatta, or Italian bread. 
  • Salted butter. This recipe needs just a handful of ingredients so make sure to use a good-quality butter from a block, not a spread. Also, make sure your butter is ar room temperature for easy mixing. 
  • Garlic cloves. Always freshly mince your garlic, as it has the best flavor. Minced garlic in a jar can work as a last resort. 
  • Fresh parsley. Finely chopped. 
  • Parmesan cheese. Optional, but grating a little parmesan cheese on top of the bread before air frying it takes it to the next level!

How to air fry garlic bread 

Prepare the bread: Slice the baguette into 2-inch thick slices. 

Make the garlic butter: Add garlic, dried parsley, softened butter, and parmesan cheese in a mixing bowl.

how to air fry garlic bread.

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

baguette with garlic butter.

Cook garlic bread in the air fryer: Place the slices of bread in a single layer in the air fryer basket and air fry 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.

Can I bake this?

No air fryer? No problem! You can bake the garlic bread in the oven instead!

Simply follow the prep instructions then when ready to bake, add them to a preheated oven and bake at 180C/350F for 8 minutes.

Recipe tips and variations

  • 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. Cook them in batches if needed.
  • I sometimes like to use garlic butter to make garlic toast. All you do is switch out the bread for sliced white or wheat bread and air fry it as instructed. 
  • Because we don’t want the garlic bread to be too crispy, add some aluminum foil or parchment paper to the base of the air fryer. Don’t fret, though- it won’t burn through and will make clean-up even easier. 
  • Change the cheese to other varieties, including mozzarella, cheddar, or even goat cheese.

Storage instructions 

To store. You can store leftover garlic bread 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 preheated oven or air fryer.

garlic bread air fryer.

More air fryer side dishes

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 sandwich bread?

Yes! This is great if you’d like to make garlic toast.

air fryer garlic bread recipe.

Air Fryer Garlic Bread

5 from 179 votes
This air fryer garlic bread is fast, delicious, and needs just a handful of ingredients. Buttery, cheesy, and ready in minutes. 
Servings: 16 servings
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 6 minutes

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Ingredients  

  • 1 French baguette
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon 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, 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: 1servingCalories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSodium: 168mgPotassium: 31mgFiber: 0.4gVitamin A: 190IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 8g
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

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  1. Hi, this looks wonderful, and I’d like to make it in my air fryer, but I don’t have a basket. Mine is the ‘little oven’ style air fryer. Would it be the same, or would it make a difference in temp or time?