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Quick and Easy Air Fryer Garlic Bread

Perfectly seasoned garlic bread with a toasted, golden brown exterior and warm, pillowy interior. Made in a matter of minutes with the help of your air fryer and wonderfully paired with your favorite soups, salads, meats, or pasta dishes.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 9 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Cost $10

Equipment

  • air fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 whole loaf of French or Italian bread (not pre-sliced) SEE NOTES
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • freshly shredded parmesan cheese optional

Instructions

  • Cut loaf of bread in half lengthwise. Then, cut in half widthwise so each piece can fit inside your air fryer.
  • Ina small bowl, combine olive oil, minced garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
  • Brush herb and olive oil mixture on the sliced bread. If preferred, you can brush both sides for extra flavor.
  • Place bread in air fryer. Do not overcrowd. You may need to cook the bread in batches depending on the size of your air fryer. If using, sprinkle the tops with shredded parmesan cheese.
  • Air fry bread at 370 degrees F for 6 minutes, or until the outside becomes perfectly golden brown, while the inside remains soft, but warm.
  • Serve this quick and easy air fryer garlic bread with your favorite pasta dishes, like bucatini cacio e pepe or mediterranean garlic and olive oil pasta. It's also great served as a side dish with Italian zucchini, healthy chicken marsala, or ground chicken meatloaf.

Storage

  • To store: Air fryer garlic bread is best served hot and fresh. However, if you have some leftover, you can store it in a Ziploc bag or airtight container on your counter.
    To reheat: You may be able to revive leftover bread by warming it in the air fryer at 350 degrees F for just a few minutes.
    To freeze: Freezing leftovers of this bread is not recommended.

Notes

  1. For the best results and flavor, buy fresh baked crusty bread from your local bakery or the bakery section of your grocery store.
  2. If you don't have an air fryer, you can make this in your oven instead: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place the oil and garlic coated bread on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes. Keep a close eye on the bread, making sure it doesn't burn. Add more time in small increments if the bread needs more toasting.
  3. Adjust the time in the air fryer depending on your tastes. If you like a crispier, darker bread, add more time. If you like a softer, lighter bread then take a minute off.