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several slices of air fryer garlic bread in a tray with a bowl of melted garlic butter on the side.
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Air Fryer Garlic Bread

Air Fryer Garlic Bread makes a quick and easy snack or budget-friendly side for your soups, salads, pasta, and meats. It has a garlicky and buttery interior with a crispy and cheesy crust. So good! 
Course:Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories191.6 kcal
Cost $ 0.30 per person


  • 1 tongs
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 Bread knife
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 fork
  • 1 spoon


  • 1 baguette cut into 5-6-inch slices -- It will yield about 8 slices (You can use French bread if you prefer)

For the Garlic bread spread:

  • 4 tablespoon salted butter at room temperature or softened
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or simply olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese or shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 4 garlic cloves minced (After mincing, add a pinch of salt on top and mash to turn it into a paste)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped parsley plus more for garnishing, or another Italian herb such as basil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella plus more for topping, or another melting cheese of choice


  • AIR FRYER METHOD: Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F (180º C).
  • Slice the bread crosswise into 4 equal parts and then cut each in half lengthwise. Reserve!
  • In a medium bowl, add the butter and smash with a fork. Then add and mix together all the other ingredients for the garlic bread spread until becoming spreadable.
  • Using a spoon, spread 1-2 tablespoon of the garlic spread on top of each slice of bread and then top with extra mozzarella cheese, about 2-4 tablespoon for each slice.
  • Depending on the size of your air fryer basket, carefully place 2 slices of bread into the basket in one single layer (without any overlapping). Cook for 5-6 minutes, or until becoming golden brown on top and crispy on the bottom.
  • Remove the bread from the basket using tongs and sprinkle extra chopped parsley on top. Serve while they are still hot.
  • OVEN METHOD: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Follow all the steps above and bake the garlic bread in the oven, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, for about 10-15 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.   

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

How to Store
  • In the fridge: Store air fryer garlic bread leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. To reheat, air fry at 350º F for 2-3 minutes, or just until hot.
  • To freeze (without the extra cheese on top), place it in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until hardened. Once frozen, transfer to an airtight container or sealable plastic bag and store in the freezer for up to 4 months.
  • To reheat your frozen garlic bread directly from frozen, air fry at 340º F for about 4 minutes, then top with extra cheese and cook for additional 3-4 minutes or until golden brown on top. 


Calories: 191.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.1g | Protein: 5.1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.7g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 21.7mg | Sodium: 304.8mg | Potassium: 62.8mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 1.6g | Vitamin A: 321.7IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1.3mg

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