Garlic Ciabatta Bread

The easiest and the most delicious garlic bread right here. Hands down. Made with a store-bought ciabatta, it takes next to nothing time to make. Buttery, garlicky, packed with fresh herbs, this bread makes a perfect side dish to pasta, soups and is also great for any party!

Garlic ciabatta bread overhead shot

Who else is into pasta right now?

I don’t know if it’s the season or what, but I literally could enjoy a pasta dish every night of the week lately.

I have a fantastic selection of pastas that I love, but my current favorites are this heavenly Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo Pasta and Chicken Spaghetti with Red Sauce. These are both classic recipes that are easy to make, yet taste like 5-star dining at your own table and I love that!

What is your favorite side dish to go with pasta?

I always like to add a vegetable, be it a salad or something else, but a pasta dish can never be complete without delicious bread.

If you are looking for something a little more flavorful than your typical roll or dinner bread, you absolutely NEED NEED NEED to try this Garlic Ciabatta Bread. I can’t emphasize it enough.

Sliced ciabatta stuffed with butter, garlic, and herb mixture

Like with these mashed potatoes, I have been making this garlic bread for years but it’s still not on the blog. Let’s correct this silly mistake right now!

My family loves this recipe. It’s bursting with garlic and herb flavors, especially since I use fresh herbs in mine (I’m not against dried herbs but I prefer my garlic bread with fresh ones).

Plus, as an added bonus this bread takes just minutes to make since the ciabatta is store-bought.

Herb and garlic butter stuffed ciabatta

Just a little bit of prep work is all it takes to transform your typical ciabatta bread into an amazing creation worthy of the pasta dish that it is accompanying. Ciabatta bread is delicious already, so to enhance the flavors like this, is a delicious culinary transformation that you really must try. It’s that good.

I’m a big fan of garlic bread in general, but this one takes it up a notch. I tend to not like garlic bread that is too cheesy though, which is why I only included a small amount of parmesan into the mixture for flavor.  

Not only is it delicious, but it looks amazing too! It is one of those dishes that is perfect for dinner parties, family dinner, or even an intimate dinner date.

You can also check out a great collection of savory bread recipes where I included recipes made by me and other food bloggers as well.

So, how do you create this quick and easy masterpiece?

How to Make Garlic Ciabatta Bread

First, be sure to preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

For the filling: Combine all the ingredients (minus the ciabatta) together, mashing with a fork until all ingredients are combined.

Mashing a butter and herb mixture for the garlic bread

Now it’s time to get creative with your bread cutting abilities. Cut the ciabatta in slices without cutting through the bottom. Make a horizontal slash the length of the loaf once again without cutting through the bottom.

Cutting ciabatta to get it ready for butter and garlic filling

Now it is time to stuff the ciabatta generously with the butter mixture. Use a butter knife to spread the mixture.

Stuffing ciabatta with garlic, butter, and herb filling

Wrap your stuffed ciabatta bread loaf in foil and bake for 5 minutes. Next, remove foil and bake, unwrapped, 5 minutes more.

A slice of a herb-packed garlic ciabatta bread

Now it’s time to pull apart and enjoy! This Garlic Ciabbata Bread is super easy & quick to make (ready in 15 mins) and is so delicious you will lick your fingers clean. A great side to pasta or soups and a perfect party snack! |

Garlic ciabatta bread overhead shot

Garlic Ciabatta Bread

The easiest and the most delicious garlic bread recipe. A store-bought ciabatta loaf + butter garlic herb filling = Awesomeness!
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 347kcal
Author: Yummy Addiction

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  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread
  • 1 stick (115g) butter , softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 cup (50g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley , chopped


  • Preheat an oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • For the filling, mix all the ingredients except ciabatta together and mash with a fork until combined.
  • Cut the ciabatta in slices without cutting through the bottom. Make a horizontal slash the length of the loaf once again without cutting through the bottom.
  • Using a butter knife, stuff the ciabatta generously with the butter mixture.
  • Wrap in foil and bake for 5 minutes. Unwrap the ciabatta and bake 5 minutes more. Enjoy!


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.2g | Protein: 7.2g | Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 40.5mg | Sodium: 642.6mg | Sugar: 0.7g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Ciabatta Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Cholesterol 40.5mg14%
Sodium 642.6mg28%
Carbohydrates 39.2g13%
Sugar 0.7g1%
Protein 7.2g14%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • Denny Felizzi
    February 11, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    I was thinking maybe it was the “bread” recipe.
    See what i get for thinking!

    • Jovita
      February 16, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      You have to try it! 🙂

  • Andrea @ The Petite Cook
    February 12, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Your garlic bread looks absolutely delish! Perfect for sharing at dinner parties

    • Jovita
      February 16, 2018 at 5:46 pm

      A guaranteed favorite 😉

  • Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    February 12, 2018 at 11:00 am

    LOVE ciabatta bread and what a great way to turn it up a notch with seasoned butter and herbs. It looks like something from a fancy restaurant and would go great with a steak dinner on Valentine’s Day.5 stars

    • Jovita
      February 16, 2018 at 5:47 pm

      Right? So awesome looking but so easy to make!

  • Jane Sarchet
    February 12, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Ooooh, that is one seriously sexy looking garlic bread – I’m pinning for later!5 stars

    • Jovita
      February 16, 2018 at 5:47 pm

      Sexy is the right word for this baby 😉

  • Emma
    February 12, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    I do love a bit of garlic bread. I’d eat it with every meal if I could haha! This looks lush though. Love using the store bought loaf as a short cut.

    • Jovita
      February 16, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      Baking your own ciabatta would be even better but who has time for this these days? Not me, that’s for sure 🙂

  • Demeter
    February 12, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    I’m always up for a good pasta dish! Especially if there’s fresh garlic bread on the side! 🙂5 stars

    • Jovita
      February 16, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      Just like me 🙂

  • Albert Bevia
    February 13, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    I´m like you, I could eat pasta like everyday right now! of course with this bread, now I think I will eat pasta everyday! what a simple yet extraordinary idea you have come up with…..this is stunning

    • Jovita
      February 16, 2018 at 5:49 pm

      Thank you so much, Albert!

  • Unknown
    April 5, 2020 at 1:45 am

    This was really good! I didn’t have the herbs so I just used Oregano and added some Mozzarella cheese as well, it was delicious

    • Jovita
      April 7, 2020 at 7:59 am

      I am glad you liked it!

  • Jill
    January 14, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    This is just the best. I’ve made it a few times now… I recommend it to everyone!5 stars

    • Jovita
      January 15, 2021 at 7:42 am

      Thank you for coming back to leave a comment, Jill! So happy that you enjoyed the bread 🙂


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