Pair this easy Air Fryer Garlic Bread with your favorite saucy pasta, creamy chowder, salad or enjoy it as it, on its own. Yum.
Part of the fun of owning cooking gadgets is figuring out what can be cooked in them. So, if you've ever wondered "can you make garlic bread in the air fryer", the answer is, yes!
And it only takes minutes to make!
Another "must try" for the air fryer, by the way, is air fryer bacon - give it a try!
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- Bread - baguette(s)
- Garlic - fresh
- Fresh Herbs - parsley
- Dry Spices - oregano, red pepper flakes
- Cheese - grated parmesan
First, make sure your butter is softened, it is okay if you soften too much and it ends up being melted - ahem, like I did.
Stir together butter, garlic, oregano, parsley, red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese.
Next, slice your baguettes and place on a work surface, cut side up.
Spread the garlic butter mixture on the sliced bread.
If your butter was melted, use a pastry / basting brush to brush it on.
Arrange the garlic butter topped bread in the air fryer basket.
Take care not to overcrowd the fryer basket.
Air fry for about 5 minutes on 350 degrees F, until golden brown.
Since everyone has their own ides as to how crispy or soft, garlic bread should be, the cook time is a reference.
Cook a little longer for crispier garlic bread and a little less for a more chewy, soft texture.
- Skip the red pepper flakes and try paprika instead
- Try dry Italian seasoning instead of oregano
- Sprinkle in a little dry basil
- Top with shredded mozzarella during the last minute of cooking
- Air Fryer - My air fryer of choice is the Cosori 5.8 qt
Not sure what to serve this buttery garlic bread with? I think these recipes are all great options:
- Spaghetti With Pasta Sauce
- Instant Pot Meatballs With Sauce
- Oven Roasted Corn Chowder
- Roasted Asparagus & Cauliflower Soup
- Parade Magazine's Tortellini Recipe Collection
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Air Fryer Garlic Bread Recipe
- 1 large baguette loaf or 4 small loaves
- 5 Tablespoons butter melted or softened
- 2 Tablespoons minced garlic fresh
- 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley fresh, flat leaf
- 1 Teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 Teaspoon dry oregano
- 3 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- Stir together melted or softened butter, garlic parsley, oregano, red pepper flakes and parmesan. Slice baguette(s) vertically and place cut side up on work surface.
- Generously apply the butter mixture to the cut side of each piece of bread. If butter is melted, use a pastry or basting brush.
- Place buttered bread in air fryer basket in a single layer. Do not overcrowd and do not stack. Can be done in batches if needed. Set temperature to 350°F and timer to 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes, check bread. It is done when the outside is golden brown and crispy and the middle still soft. You can adjust the time for your desired outcome of crispiness.
- Garnish with additional fresh parsley and or parmesan cheese if desired before serving.