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20-Minute Pesto Butter Garlic Bread

5 from 1 vote
Marley Goldin
This Pesto Butter Garlic Bread is the best buttery, garlicky crispy carb-loaded shareable appetizer or starter to any meal! Just 20 minutes and 5 ingredients required.
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8



  • ½ cup unsalted butter (½ cup = 1 stick)
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 16 ounces French or Italian baguette, or Cuban bread (1 large French bread = approx. 16 ounces)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 sprigs parsley for garnish, chopped (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, use a hand mixer on high to whip together pesto and softened butter until smooth.
  • Use a serrated knife to slice the bread in half longways and place both halves of the bread on a large baking sheet.
  • Use a spatula or butter knife to spread the pesto butter onto the bread in a thin, even later.
  • Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley (optional) on top of the butter.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until crispy and golden brown. If after ten minutes the bread isn't as crispy as you'd like it, turn your oven up to broil and heat for an additional 1-2 minutes.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure the butter is softened for best results. You can allow it to come to room temperature naturally or check out how to soften butter quickly. 
  • You can serve this Pesto Butter Garlic Bread as is or with Marinara or Spaghetti Sauce for dipping. 
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, Easy Appetizer, Garlic Bread, Pesto Bread, Pesto Butter Garlic Bread
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