Crispy, garlicky, buttery, deliciousness! Air fryer garlic bread is addictive and easy to make, crispier than ever and the perfect appetizer, no matter the meal. Ready in just 10 minutes.
I’m sure everyone has tried garlic bread at some point in their life. But have you tried air fryer garlic bread??
It’s extra crispy, extra delicious, and so much quicker to make!
Just like my air fried hash browns, you can expect the ultimate crunch here!
I know it’s not exactly a health food, but I couldn’t resist the urge to try an air fried version, and it absolutely will not disappoint!
How to make it
(This is a summary with step by step photos, full recipe measurements and instructions are in the recipe card below.)
Gather your ingredients. You’ll need good quality bread, butter or margarine, garlic and fresh parsley.
In a small bowl, combine your softened butter, minced garlic, parsley and a little salt and pepper and mix well. (photos 1-2)
NOTE: If you’re using salted butter or margarine, you may skip adding salt.
Halve your bread lengthwise, then slice into somewhat evenly sized pieces.
Divide the garlic butter between your four slices and evenly spread using a knife or silicone brush. (photos 3-5)
Place the bread in your basket, it’s fine if they overlap a bit. Then air fry for 5-8 minutes, until desired crispiness is reached. (photos 6-7)
Serve and enjoy!
What to serve with garlic bread?
Such a great starter to many meals. Some of my favourites include:
- Tomato Bisque [with fresh tomatoes!]
- Pasta Aglio e Olio (Pasta w/ Garlic & Oil)
- Slow Cooker Vegetable Pot Pie Stew
- Vegan Mushroom Veloute (Mushroom Soup)
Commonly Asked Questions
Any basket style model works well here. I use and love my Ninja Foodi 8qt and find the basket large enough to accommodate a little extra. Just be mindful of cook times as different models will cook at different speeds, so start checking on your garlic bread around the 4-5 minute mark.
My favourites are either a French stick or Italian ciabatta loaf. Use quality bread for the best results.
For this recipe, I use fresh parsley. But you may also use chives, scallions, cilantro, or even dill, if preferred.
Yes. If you prefer oil over butter or margarine, feel free to use what you have and like best.
Use good quality bread for the best results.
Try your best to cut your bread into equally sized slices for even cooking and crispiness.
If you’re making multiple batches, keep in mind that subsequent batches will cook faster since your fryer will be hot to start.
For gluten free, sub for your favourite gluten free bread.
Don’t forget to add the water below your basket to prevent smoking.
More delicious air fryer recipes
- Air Fried Broccoli
- Healthy Air Fried Mushrooms
- Air Fried Butternut Squash [Two Ways!]
- Healthy Air Fried Eggplant
- Air Fried Home Fries
- Healthy + Low Cal Air Fried Spaghetti Squash
- Air Fried Carrots [Two Ways!]
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- 4 slices ciabatta loaf or French bread *my slices were approx. 1.5 ounces each
- 2 tablespoons vegan butter or margarine softened
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- ¼-1/2 teaspoon dried parsley fresh is best but dry works too
- salt + pepper to taste
- Halve your ciabatta loaf and then cut four slices. (I used about half of a ciabatta stick per batch.) So if you want to use the entire loaf, you'll have about 8 slices.)
- In a small bowl, combine the butter, garlic and parsley with a little salt and pepper and mix well. Divide the mixture between your four slices of bread and evenly spread.
- Add ¼ cup of water to your air fryer, below the basket, to prevent smoking. Then arrange your garlic bread on the basket, it's fine if the slices overlap a little. Set the fryer to 360 degrees F and cook for 5-8 minutes, until desired crispiness is reached. Start checking on it around the 4 minute mark.
Hi there, I’m wondering if it would be possible to replace the vegan butter with aquafaba? I’m strictly oil free Drs orders. I read that aquafaba could replace oil in recipes like these. Have you ever tried it?
Hi Erin, I haven’t tried that for this recipe, but I have used aquafaba in place of oil for other recipes so I bet it would work well. Please let us know if you give it a go. 🙂