Best Homemade Sourdough Garlic Bread Recipe


This is hands down one of my favourite Sourdough recipes to make. It is very easy to make and oh so delicious. Once you have your homemade sourdough French bread or store bought one all you need is just a few key ingredients. Making your own from home is cheaper, healthier, and so very satisfying. You can bulk make and freeze these to have on hand for a quick add on to your meal or just make it fresh. Either way it’s pretty quick to whip up and will leave your family and friends impressed.

Sourdough French bread on a silicon mat and sourdough garlic bread on a cutting board.

Why Make Sourdough Garlic Bread?

Have you ever looked at the ingredients in store bought garlic bread? It might come as a shock at how many numbers and extra things are in that garlic bread! Homemade sourdough garlic bread only requires a few main ingredients while store bought ones are loaded with extra nasty things you don’t need in your body.

Homemade sourdough garlic bread is cheaper than storebought versions, in my opinion it taste better and is a lot healthier for you. Plus, I love how you can play around with different herb toppings and how easy it is to make a larger batch and then freezer for later for a quick addition to any meal.

Sourdough Garlic Bread Tips

Sourdough French Bread cut in half on a cutting board.
Soft Sourdough French bread cut in half.
  1. If you can’t make your own sourdough French bread you can buy a store bought one and then add the toppings. It’s still healthier than buying store bought garlic bread as you are adding your own toppings.
  2. You can add dried herbs or fresh herbs. Now I prefer dried herbs to be honest as I always have them on hand and it freezes really nicely on the sourdough garlic bread.
  3. You can use minced garlic or powdered garlic. Fresh minced garlic does taste amazing but I do like to use my organic garlic powder when I’m in a hurry and it still taste very good.
  4. It’s easier to use spreadable butter on your French bread or room temperature butter than having to cut chunks of butter and try to spread on your French bread.

Ingredients Needed

Sourdough French garlic bread.
Buttering sourdough French garlic bread with spreadable butter.

You will need Sourdough French Bread: This can be homemade or storebought they both work great. With sourdough bread you get the extra health benefits and, in my opinion, it does give it an extra boost in flavour.

You will need butter: I find either room temperature butter or spreadable butter to be easier when spreading it on your bread.

Sea salt or another good quality salt like Himalayan salt. Salt has lots of minerals and gives it a good flavour I wouldn’t skip the salt

Garlic powder or minced garlic. Minced garlic has a stronger more delicious taste but garlic powder works well too.

Italian Seasoning. You don’t have to add Italian seasoning you can add different herbs if you want but I love adding the mixture of herbs. It gives it such a wonderful smell and taste.

Last but not least, you need cheese. You can add any cheese you like on top. Cheese is amazing on top of garlic bread. I add just normal shredded cheese as that’s what I always have on hand, but you can definitely do a mixture of different cheeses including parmesan yummy!

Supplies Needed

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Tools you might need include

A Mixer or kitchen aid (Australia link): (Similar American Brand)stand if you are making your own bread

Silicon mats or baking paper to place your garlic bread on for cooking

Measuring cups and spoons

Mixing bowl

Baking pan

How To Make Sourdough Garlic Bread

Cheesy Sourdough Garlic bread
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/ 400F
  2. If you made your bread let it cool down for about an hour before cutting it with a bread knife. Once cool cut your bread with a bread knife I like to cut my length wise, but you can slice it as well. Place this on a baking sheet or silicon mat.
  3. You can use either spreadable butter placed into a bowl or let your butter soften at room temperature in a small bowl and mix the salt, garlic powder, and herbs into it and mix well.
  4. Spread a nice thick layer onto each halves of the bread or bread slices.
  5. Layer the top with your choice of cheese and if you want it to look extra pretty add a touch more dried or fresh herbs on the top.
  6. Place in the oven for about 10 minutes until the cheese is golden and melted.
  7. Pull out of the oven, allow to cool slightly, slice and enjoy!

How To Store Sourdough Garlic Bread

You can store left over slices in an airtight container in the fridge up to 5 days. Or you can place it in a freezer bag and freeze it for several months. I reheat the pieces back in the oven at 200C/400F.

Let me know if you like this recipe by giving it a 5 star or leaving a comment! Enjoy!

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Homemade sourdough Garlic Bread

Homemade sourdough Garlic Bread

Yield: 8 slices
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Easy sourdough garlic bread using French Bread. Crunchy on the outside soft and buttery in the middle topped with golden melted cheese.


  • 1 loaf of sourdough French bread
  • 1/2 cup softened or spreadable butter
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp of Italian seasoning or 1/4 cup fresh herbs
  • 1 cup shredded cheese


  1. Allow the bread to cool if you baked it fresh.
  2. Preheat oven to 200c/400f degrees.
  3. In a small bowl add spreadable butter or softened butter
  4. Add salt, minced or powdered garlic and fresh or dried herbs. Mix together until well combined.
  5. Slice the sourdough French bread in half with a bread knife, lengthwise, and place on a baking tray that is lined with a silicon mat or baking paper.
  6. Generously spread the bread with the garlic herb butter mixture.
  7. Top each slice with half a cup of shredded cheese.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes.
  9. Slice sourdough French bread and serve.

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