This Easy Gluten Free Garlic Bread Recipe is perfect for pasta night! Just because you’re on a gluten free diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out on garlic bread.
This super simple recipe uses gluten free sub rolls to create delicious gluten free garlic bread that the whole family will enjoy.
Our family has been cooking gluten free meals for over 7 years now. My husband and I both have Celiac Disease, which can feel really limiting at times. If you are new to the gluten-free diet, it can get overwhelming really quick. That’s where easy recipes like this gluten free garlic bread can come to the rescue!
There’s just a few simple ingredients and you can make it to your family’s taste. You can make plain garlic bread (just like you’d have at Italian restaurants) OR you can take it up a notch if you wish and make cheesy garlic bread!
Let’s get started!
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Ingredients for Gluten Free Garlic Bread
For this gluten free bread recipe you will need:
- Gluten Free Sub Rolls (we love the Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Sub Rolls)
- Salted Butter – If you use unsalted butter, you can add salt later on if you like.
- Garlic Powder – we like to use the McCormick Brand which is gluten free and has a great garlic flavor taste. You could alternately use Garlic Salt (and skip the salt later on)
- Italian Seasoning – We like the Tone’s Italian Seasoning. It’s gluten-free and works well in all of our Italian dishes.
- Salt – optional – You can use a grinder if you like or table salt. Or you can skip the salt if you like, but I personally enjoy my garlic bread with a dash of salt.
- Mozzarella Cheese – optional – If you want to make cheesy garlic bread, you’ll want this!
As always, make sure you read labels to ensure that you are using gluten free products.
How to Make Easy Gluten Free Garlic Bread
Alright! Let’s make this easy gluten free garlic bread recipe.
First, you’ll need to preheat your oven. I like to use the broiler on high.
Next, cut your sub rolls in half. I used a package of 4 Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Sub Rolls and split them into halves, making 8 pieces of garlic bread.
Place these sub roll halves onto a baking sheet. I didn’t use anything to line my baking sheet, but if you do, make sure you use aluminum foil instead of parchment paper. Parchment paper can ignite on a broiler setting.
Next, place a half stick of salted butter into a glass container. I used my glass measuring cup. Melt the butter in the microwave until completely melted. Pro tip: use the defrost function to melt it slowly and avoid splashing butter.
Once the butter is melted, add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning, and if you like, a dash of salt. (I totally recommend adding salt if your diet allows it!)
Next, spread the butter mixture onto the top of each sub roll. Make sure each roll is thoroughly saturated with the mixture and that you spread butter all the way to the edges of the bread.
Now, if you would like to add cheese to make cheesy garlic bread – go ahead and sprinkle each sub roll with a bit of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Check out my kid making this bread – yes, it’s that easy!
You can see that I made half of our garlic bread cheesy and half plain.
Broil the bread on high for 1-2 minutes. For best results, watch the bread carefully as it can burn very quickly.
Once your bread is toasted and/or cheese melted, it’s ready to eat!
Don’t have the sub rolls? You can use any gluten-free baguette, gluten-free french bread, hot dog buns, homemade bread or other gluten-free bread. I recommend the sub rolls, because they are easy to handle and come out perfectly every time.
Don’t have garlic powder? Try garlic salt or even better, fresh garlic cloves sauteed over low heat with your butter. I imagine fresh garlic with the best herbs would add a whole new element to this dish, but my family likes to keep the recipe simple.
You know, so that we actually make it.
For us the best garlic bread recipe is the easy recipe we can make quickly each week.
What to Serve with Garlic Bread
This garlic bread goes great with any pasta dish. Our family enjoys this gluten free garlic bread as the perfect side dish to our Cherry Tomato Pasta with Sausage.
I also use this garlic bread to extend a meal for our family of 6. It’s perfect for frozen pizza night, as it’s fast to make and goes great with anything Italian! And bonus, the kids don’t whine when the pizza is gone because they’ve already filled up on this delicious garlic bread!
If you like, you can also add pepperoni to the cheesy garlic bread to make a pizza snack dipper – ready to dip into your favorite pasta sauce. (We kind of do this hack a LOT!) It’s way cheaper than gluten free pizza for a family of 6….and it tastes better too!
More Gluten Free Recipes
I hope your family enjoys this gluten free garlic bread recipe as much as mine does! It’s been the perfect addition to our pasta dinner recipes.
If you’re looking for more awesome family friendly gluten free recipes, be sure to check out this Kid-Friendly Chili Recipe. It’s gluten free, super easy, and delicious. We make it every week during the cooler seasons.
Also, don’t miss this homemade Gluten Free Red Beans and Rice. Another family favorite that my kids request all the time.
And finally, if you’re looking for a savory side dish that kids will love, don’t miss my Kid-Friendly Grilled Zucchini. The first time we had it, I knew it would be a hit! My kids eat LOADs of this in the summertime.
Print the Recipe:
You can find the printable recipe card below for this Homemade Garlic Bread.
Gluten Free Garlic Bread Recipe
- 4 Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Sub Rolls
- 1/2 stick salted butter
- 1/2 tsp McCormick garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp Tone's Italian Seasoning
- dash salt
- 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese (optional)
- Preheat Broiler on high.
- Cut the sub rolls in half and place on a baking sheet.
- Melt the butter in the microwave (on defrost) in a glass container.
- Once the butter is melted, add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning, and if you like, a dash of salt. Mix thoroughly.
- Next, spread the butter mixture onto the top of each sub roll.
- Sprinkle cheese on top of each roll (optional).
- Broil the bread on high for 1-2 minutes. For best results, watch the bread carefully as it can burn very quickly.