Gotta-Have-It Garlic Bread

Normally, when I run across a recipe that I want to make, I add my own twist to it. That’s not the case with this gotta-have-it garlic bread recipe from Aaron McCargo Jr. I wish he’d do more shows for the Food Network. This is truly a fantastic garlic bread recipe. It has lots of great flavor, including a hint of heat.

Gotta-Have-It Garlic BreadThis is the only garlic bread I’ll make from now on, although my traditional cheesy garlic bread is pretty normal. The search is over.

PS: The spread on this bread is incredibly yummy. I’m now trying to find a way to incorporate it into a po boy, in some way…

Gotta-Have-It Garlic Bread

 This is truly a fantastic garlic bread recipe. It has lots of great flavor, including a hint of heat.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 402kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan grated
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch red pepper flake
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1 loaf French bread split horizontally


  • Whisk together all ingredients except the bread.
  • Preheat the broiler on your oven.
  • Spread the mixture over the cut side of each piece of bread. Do not be shy, load up the bread with the yumminess.
  • Place bread on a baking sheet and place under the broiler until it is golden browned and crispy.
  • Slice and serve.


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 431mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 712IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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