Air Fryer Garlic Bread


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Air Fryer Garlic Bread tastes delicious, buttery, and cheesy. Cooks as quick and easy as frozen garlic bread but tastes so much better!

Garlic bread is a wonderful appetizer or side to have at the table and making it in the air fryer is simple. Serve as a side with Baked Ziti or Cheeseburger Soup.

Air Fryer Garlic Bread slices

Air Fryer Garlic Bread

Does garlic bread really need an introduction? When you combine good bread, butter, garlic, and cheese you can’t expect much else besides something delicious and addicting! When it comes to garlic bread, from scratch garlic bread is definitely the best you can get. Frozen garlic bread is quick and easy but it just doesn’t taste as great as using all fresh ingredients. Thankfully, you can make homemade garlic bread about as quick and easy as you can make the frozen stuff. All you need is an air fryer.

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Garlic bread in the Air Fryer

That’s right: the air fryer comes to the rescue once again! This helpful kitchen gadget has been making all sorts of dishes quick and easy ever since I bought one. It can make all sorts of delicious main courses and sides- like todays recipe for Air Fryer Garlic Bread. Since it works like a super-charged convection oven, you can have beautiful, perfectly cooked slices of garlic bread made in less than 10 minutes!

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It’s going to be hard for me to ever think about buying frozen garlic bread after making up this Garlic Bread in the Air Fryer. It might take a few minutes to prep but the payout is definitey worth it! Our recipe here might make some of the best garlic bread you can find. Definitely worth a try- we know you’ll love it!

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Loved our garlic bread? Try these other easy air fryer recipes next!

  • When it comes to other air fryer side dishes, we just have to mention Air Fryer French Fries. French fries can be a bit unhealthy for you- what with all the deep frying- but air frying them keeps them crispy while being much healthier! Our recipe for homemade fries even tastes better than some fast food french fries out there- give them a try.
  • We love grilled cheese and making an Air Fryer Grilled Cheese couldn’t be much easier! Load your sandwich up with plenty of cheese, butter it up, and let the air fryer do most of the work for you. Get a perfect grilled cheese almost everytime- cheesy, melty, buttery, and oh-so good!
  • Of course, you can make all sorts of entrees and mains in the air fryer as well- like our Air Fryer Chicken Breasts. Making chicken breast in the air fryer is one of the easiest ways to get perfect, juicy chicken breasts with crispy skin. Great on it’s own, sliced over a salad, or shredded up for all sorts of other recipes!

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Garlic Bread Ingredients

  • Bread – We used an Italian loaf here, but you could use almost any kind of bread for our Air Fryer Garlic Bread. Try this with a leftover baguette or maybe some slices of Texas toast.
  • Softened Butter
  • Seasonings – To make our butter into a homemade garlic butter, you’ll need garlic and onion powders- at a minimum. You could also add in some herbs: we used parsley for ours but feel free to experiment!
  • Parmesan Cheese

Garlic Bread Ingredients

How to make Garlic Bread in Air Fryer

Making garlic bread from scratch in the air fryer is a lot easier than you might think. Here’s all you need to do:
  1. Slice the bread into medallions, mix up the garlic butter, and grate parmesan cheese.
  2. Spread garlic butter on both sides of bread slices and sprinkle cheese over top side of each slice.
  3. Air fry garlic bread slices at 350 degrees for 6 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Sliced bread

Before we make our garlic bread, we have to get a few things prepped first. Take your bread and start slicing it into medallions- go as thick or as thin as you like. In a bowl, mix together your butter, onion powder, garlic powder, and parsley. Grate your parmesan as well.

Butter, garlic, onion and parsley in a bowl

Take that garlic butter and spread it over both sides of your bread slices.

Garlic Butter Spread on bread

Don’t forget the cheese! Sprinkle a generous amount over the top side of each slice.

Cheese added to garlic bread

If your air fryer doesn’t warm up as fast, you might want to preheat it to 350 degrees before cooking. Usually, we don’t need to preheat ours to cook garlic bread.

Bread in air fryer

Preheated or not, cook your garlic bread for about 6 minutes at 350 degrees. What you’re looking for is a nice, golden brown color.

Air Fried garlic bread slices in fryer

When your garlic bread is finished, pull it from the air fryer and let it cool for maybe a minute or two. We want to serve this warm- not blistering hot!

Toasted bread in air fryer

There you go: easy garlic bread cooked about as quickly as frozen garlic bread! Grab some warm marinara sauce for dipping and enjoy.

Garlic bread slice

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Air Fryer Garlic Bread

By: Jen CIncyshopper
Air Fryer Garlic Bread tastes delicious, buttery, and cheesy. Cooks as quick and easy as frozen garlic bread but tastes so much better!
Prep: 8 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Total: 14 minutes
Servings: 6 slices


  • Air Fryer


  • 6 tbsp Butter, softened
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated


  • Mix together butter, garlic powder, onion powder and parsley until well blended. Set aside.
  • Cut 6 slices of bread from loaf.
  • Spread butter mixture on both sides of each slice.
  • Sprinkle 1/6 of the grated cheese on the top side of each slice.
  • Transfer to air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 350 for 6 minutes or until golden brown.


Calories: 305kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 482mg, Potassium: 98mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 370IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 63mg, Iron: 2mg
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  1. I’ve got to tell you I don’t have very good luck using the air fryer it seems even though I follow directions I still burn things. Insert sad face here… This garlic bread sounds sooo good, I’m going to have to give it a try.
    Thanks bunches for sharing this Air fryer recipe with Sweet Tea & Friends this month.

  2. What a wonderful idea! I love garlic bread, and my young adult sons (who have air fryers!) love it even more. I’ve never thought of making something like garlic bread in an air fryer. Thanks for the inspiration and the recipe!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!