Basil Butter Garlic Bread

Basil has been growing like crazy in my little herb garden this summer.


So any time I come across a recipe that calls for basil, I want to give it a try.  I saw this recipe for Basil Butter Garlic Bread on Jenna’s Everything Blog and needed to make it.  Who doesn’t like a nice garlic bread to go with an Italian dinner?  Especially one that is not from the frozen section.

This recipe is extremely easy.  I love it when you can throw everything in a food processor and it does all the work for you.


I also love it when you can just run out to the back yard and pick the fresh herbs that you need.  This recipe not only calls for basil but a bit of parsley as well.  And despite what the recipe says, you can easily adjust the amount of herbs you put in it for your liking.


Spread the butter on a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread that has been sliced down the middle.

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Top it with freshly grated parmesan cheese.


Wrap it in foil and bake.  That’s it!


Matt and I did have this garlic bread with spinach basil pesto over chicken and pasta.  You may say it is basil overload for one night.  But no, it was all wonderful!


I think this would make a great appetizer as well if you cut the loaf up into small pieces.  Remember, you can find the recipe here!