Herb and Calabrian Chili Garlic Bread

5 from 7 votes

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Cue’ my new fave way to make garlic bread: spicy with Calabrian chili and herbs, like basil and parsley. Not to mention, the butter mixture is tossed with roasted garlic, which is absolutely breathtaking – literally. This is great for a side dish, served alongside soup, as an appetizer at a dinner party, served with a side salad or honestly, just for dinner by itself (been there, done that). You can check out our other favorite garlic bread, too!

Herb and Calabrian Chili Garlic Bread

What Ingredients Do You Need to Make Spicy Homemade Garlic Bread?

Bread: You can use any bread you have and love! I love a sourdough baguette, but you can use any loaf, such as French bread or Italian bread.

Fresh Garlic: We are making garlic compound butter for the garlic bread. It has deep flavors since we are roasting the garlic first. It has a nice garlic flavor that you will love!

Recipe Tip

If you do want to skip roasting the garlic, though, you can opt to use garlic powder instead.

Unsalted softened butter: By making your compound butter with softened butter, we are able to make the base really easily. We are also adding tons of herbs in the butter like parsley and basil.

Shredded parmesan cheese: No garlic bread is ever complete without parmesan cheese, so we are adding some for baking above the garlic butter mixture, and after baking as well. You can also use mozzarella cheese if you want a more cheesy garlic bread.

Calabrian Chili: This adds a nice tangy, and spicy element to this garlic bread. Try to use a paste-like chili but if you can’t, you can also blend whole chili’s, or sub with red pepper flakes.

Herb and Calabrian Chili Garlic Bread

Steps To Make This Garlic Bread Recipe

Preheat your oven

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and bring out your butter to room temperature.

Roast your garlic

Take your garlic, and slice off the top of the head, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper, and cover completely with aluminum foil. Roast in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes until softened, roasted with a nice browning to it. Remove your garlic from the oven and set aside to cool, keep the oven on and adjust to 350 degrees.

Make your compound butter

In the meantime, once your butter has come to room temperature, transfer to a small bowl. Mix in chopped parsley, basil, shredded parmesan, Calabrian chili paste, and salt and pepper. Squeeze your roasted garlic in the mixture as well. Stir well until combined.

Bake your garlic bread

Take your baguette and slice it into crostini’s, or rounds. Transfer to a lined baking sheet with parchment paper.

Spread your butter mixture all throughout the bread, topping with parmesan cheese. Toast in the oven at 350 for about 10 to 15 minutes until the baguette gets toasty, but not burnt, soft on the inside, and the butter mixture has melted. Remove and top with more shredded parmesan. Serve!

Herb and Calabrian Chili Garlic Bread

Tips, Tricks and Substitutions

What is garlic bread made of?

In this recipe, we are using Calabrian Chili as our base, and making a spicy, herb-y compound butter. But, you can use any of your favorite ingredients at home to make garlic bread.

Herb and Calabrian Chili Garlic Bread

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Calabrian Chili and Herb Garlic Bread
5 from 7 votes

Calabrian Chili and Herb Garlic Bread

Cue' my new fave way to make garlic bread: spicy with Calabrian chili, roasted garlic and herbs, like basil and parsley.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened at room temperature, 1/2 cup
  • 2 heads of large garlic
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley and fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan, adjust more to your preference
  • 1/2 teaspoon Calabrian chili paste, sub with chili flakes if you can't find Calabrian Chili
  • 1 french or sourdough baguette

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and bring out your butter to room temperature.
  • Take your garlic, and slice off the top of the head, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper, and cover completely with aluminum foil. Roast in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes until softened, roasted with a nice browning to it. Remove your garlic from the oven and set aside to cool, keep the oven on and adjust to 350 degrees.
  • In the meantime, once your butter has come to room temperature, transfer it to a small bowl. Mix in chopped parsley, basil, shredded parmesan, Calabrian chili paste, and season with salt and pepper. Squeeze your roasted garlic in the mixture as well. Stir well until combined.
  • Take your baguette and slice it into crostini’s, or rounds. Transfer to a lined baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread your butter mixture all throughout the bread, topping with parmesan cheese. Toast in the oven at 350 for about 10 to 15 minutes until the baguette gets toasty, but not burnt, soft on the inside, and the butter mixture has melted. Remove and top with more shredded parmesan. Serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.02g, Protein: 0.2g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 7mg, Sugar: 0.02g, Vitamin A: 706IU, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 0.01mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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