Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe – Using Sourdough!

How to use sourdough bread to make amazing garlic bread! 

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Homemade garlic toast using sourdough bread isn’t exactly mind-blowing, but…

what if YOU don’t know how good it is?

I have to remember here on The Kitchen Magpie that I have all sorts of cooks at different levels, from beginners and beyond. I wasn’t going to post this recipe and then remembered that a lot of University students here in Edmonton use this website for cooking (I gathered my intel from working with University students a while back that told me my recipes were circulated far and wide on campus. And that was BEFORE we got into cocktails! Now? Sheesh. I can only imagine!)

Basic cooking skills are GOOD to post. Basic recipes that interest people are GOOD to post. Not everyone has been cooking for years. And you know what?

Even I didn’t think of slicing up sourdough bread and using it as a last resort for homemade garlic bread until last weekend.

Three Pieces Garlic Bread in baking sheet with tinfoil

And therein lies the reasoning for posting everything I learn here on The Kitchen Magpie. I’ve written a cookbook, have #2 in the works, and still….this really never entered my mind.

Sure, things LEAVE my mind at about 5 items per second, but enter my mind? I jump on those and keep them while I can!

Everyone needs a delicious homemade garlic toast recipe and let me tell you, using sourdough will bring your homemade garlic toast to another level.

It’s chewy. It’s tangy. Yes, as my picky brother mentioned when he ate it, it’s NOT soft and fluffy like regular white bread, but that’s why we loved it so much. You can use the garlic butter spread on a baguette as is traditional, but if you are looking for a serious taste sensation, sourdough is the way to go.

Close up Slices of Homemade Garlic Bread Using Sourdough in wood background

The real key here is to SLICE the bread and place it on the baking sheets, with both sides buttered. I admit it, I love those pre-made garlic breads that are sliced and in the frozen section of the grocery store. Ugh. There is just no helping me some days! So I decided that I needed to make my own butter drenched homemade garlic toast.

I will never buy store-bought again, after trying this sourdough version. YUM!

Happy baking guys! Make sure to check out my 5 Ingredient Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce Recipe as well, it will go great with this homemade garlic toast!



Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe – Using Sourdough!

How to use sourdough bread to make amazing garlic bread! 
5 from 34 votes
Prep Time
3 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
13 minutes
Main Course
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1/2 cup salted butter really softened
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 loaf sourdough bread sliced into 8-10 slices ( or a baguette)
  • 2 tbsp minced parsley optional, just gives it nice colour


  • Pre-heat your oven to 350 °F.
  • Combine the butter, garlic and parsley in a bowl.
  • Spread over BOTH SIDES of the sourdough bread, then place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes, then turn on the broiler. Broil for another 3-4 minutes, depending on how crispy you want the bread!
  • Remove and serve!

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 2140kcal, Carbohydrates: 259g, Protein: 54g, Fat: 100g, Saturated Fat: 60g, Cholesterol: 244mg, Sodium: 3136mg, Potassium: 627mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 2835IU, Vitamin C: 4.6mg, Calcium: 248mg, Iron: 16.7mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

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  1. ACORRER says

    My husband and I LOVE LOVE LOVED this garlic bread recipe! Spreading the butter and garlic (did not have parsley) on both sides was totally delicious and “decadent”! 😋
    Thank you for complementing my albóndigas caldo (meatball soup)! 😁5 stars

  2. Jillian says

    My daughter is so so picky and only has a few foods that she will eat and garlic bread happens to be one of them. I made this for her and she absolutely LOVES it. Looks like I will be making this every day now, lol. Thanks so much, another fabulous recipe. xoxo5 stars

  3. Amada Marquez Simula says

    Fantastic! I microwaved the butter and made it mostly a liquid, then added the garlic and parsley. I added more garlic than original was called for though. I brushed the mixture on the bread! It turned out stupendously good!5 stars

  4. V says

    Tastes even better when you substitute some of the butter with olive oil and top with some parmesan before baking!5 stars

  5. Heather says

    My daughter made this to go with her broccoli cheddar soup. I never would have thought to try garlic bread using sourdough bread, but that little twist is what helped to made the whole meal SO DELICIOUS!!! So now, that’s what we eat our broccoli cheddar soup with every time!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!5 stars

  6. Eileen says

    Love the recipe. Just can’t get ‘other’ to buy in. Lol! Keep posting!5 stars

  7. Eileen says

    Agreed. My perfect sourdough is dipped in buttery clams. Alas, I now live in Nebraska. No clams. But I still love sourdough! I tried a basted (olive oil/garlic) toasted slice flip and added mozzarella/parm. Frankly didn’t work for me. I love this bread so much more than others that I have to find a way to get my land locked spouse to see the ‘light’.

  8. Sebastián Palomeque says

    Add some olive oil to the mix 😉 overall good stuff5 stars

  9. angela hammill says

    simple and easy …paired awesome with my homemade spaghetti and love love sourdough!!!5 stars

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