Air fryer garlic bread is quick to make and turns out perfect every time!

Garlic bread in the air fryer comes out soft and fluffy on the inside with a crispy golden exterior!

With the perfect swipe of garlic butter, this makes a tasty side dish or dipper for soups and stews!

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Easy Air Fryer Garlic Bread

  • Air Fryers ensure even heat distribution that guarantees fast and foolproof homemade garlic bread every time!
  • This easy recipe gets tasty garlic toast on the table in minutes without having to heat up the oven!
  • Very little prep time for this air fried garlic bread.
  • Air fryer garlic bread is great for quick snacks. Double up the recipe and freeze one-half uncooked, then cook from frozen in the air fryer!
  • Unlike sliced bread like Texas toast, garlic bread is cooked and then sliced, so you can get more pieces! Enjoy all week long as a side to soups, pasta, or use for open-faced chicken salad sandwiches.
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Ingredients and Variations

Bread – Breads like French baguette, sourdough bread, Italian bread, or ciabatta bread have sturdy crusts and light and fluffy interiors. Leftover biscuits and hamburger buns can be used as well.

Seasonings – Garlic powder is best for garlic bread over minced garlic because it will spread evenly and ensure a garlicky bite every time! Use fresh garlic cloves if you prefer. Swap in dried parsley for the fresh. This recipe uses salted butter, but if using unsalted butter add salt to taste.

Variations – Mix garlic butter with taco seasoning or bagel seasoning to switch up the flavor, or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for a little heat. Sprinkle on parmesan cheese or mozzarella before cooking for a cheesy, crunchy topping! Make French bread pizzas with marinara, cheese, and pepperoni.

Slice and serve hot on its own or serve with a side of meat sauce or ranch dressing for dipping.

adding garlic butter to bread to make Air Fryer Garlic Bread

How to Make Air Fryer Garlic Bread

  1. Cut bread lengthwise and then cut the pieces to fit the air fryer basket.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients (as per recipe below) and spread garlic butter mixture over the bread.
  3. Air fry garlic bread in a single layer until the butter is melted and the bread is toasted.

Pro Tip: For maximum crispiness and the best texture, air fry in batches in single layers.

Air Fryer Garlic Breadbaked in the fryer

Reheating Garlic Bread

Keep leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature and reheat leftover garlic bread in the air fryer or bake under the broil setting in the oven.

Pop extra into the freezer and air fryer frozen garlic bread for a delicious side anytime.

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Air Fryer Garlic Bread

Air Fryer garlic bread is the perfect side dish!
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 4



  • 1 small loaf French bread or ½ of a larger loaf
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley chopped, or ½ teaspoon dried


  • Preheat the air fryer to 350°F.
  • Cut the French bread in half lengthwise. Cut each half to a length that will fit in the air fryer.
  • In a small bowl combine softened butter, garlic powder, and parsley.
  • Spread the butter mixture evenly over the bread.
  • Place the pieces of garlic bread in the air fryer side by side. Cook for about 5 to 6 minutes until the butter is melted and the bread is golden and crisp.
  • Remove the garlic bread from the air fryer, slice, and serve.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 694mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 357IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian

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  1. 5 stars
    This Air Fryer Garlic Bread recipe is a game-changer! I love how it turns out perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The combination of garlic powder and fresh parsley adds a delightful flavor that enhances the bread beautifully.

    I appreciate the clear instructions provided in the recipe, making it easy to follow along and achieve excellent results. The tip to preheat the air fryer to 350°F is helpful for ensuring even cooking and a golden, crunchy texture.

    I can’t wait to try this with a hot bowl of soup or alongside a pasta dish. The photos included on the page look so enticing, and I’m sure the smell of freshly baked garlic bread wafting through the house will be irresistible.

    Thank you, Everything Air Fryer, for sharing this fantastic recipe! It has definitely inspired me to get creative with my air fryer and explore more delicious side dishes. Keep up the great work!