Making air fryer frozen garlic bread is an easy and convenient way to make this delicious side dish straight from the freezer! You can have crispy buttery bread, with amazing garlic flavor in just a matter of a few minutes!
The air fryer can make frozen foods so easily, without having to thaw them first. Weeknight dinners deserve an easy side dish like this one, and they shouldn't have to be complicated to make.
Having food done quickly is really helpful, especially on busy weeknights when dinner needs to be ready fast! Which is why I love having frozen garlic bread in the freezer, ready to go!
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE
You will love this simple recipe because it is can make a complete meal, no matter what you are serving. Add it to a bowl of soup like tomato soup or onion soup. You can also break it into small cubes and make homemade croutons that you can use for your bread in soup.
Even though it's frozen, the air fryer makes garlic toast so fast and easy, and it tastes just like fresh garlic bread! Which is why we love to make it with our favorite meals. Having a slice of delicious garlic bread to dip into sauce or bite into with spaghetti and meatballs, is the perfect meal.
Frozen garlic bread- loaf or just 3-4 frozen garlic bread slices, depending on how many pieces of bread you need
Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F.
While the air fryer is preheating, remove the bread from its packaging. Cut the loaves into slices if the bread is not already sliced. (If that's how you want to serve it. You can also keep it in loaf shape, just separate the top and the bottom.)
Place the garlic bread slices in the preheated air fryer basket, in a single layer, without stacking or overlapping. Be sure to place the slices with the buttered and seasoned side facing up first.
Air fry garlic bread at 380 degrees F for 4-6 minutes, until it is golden brown and crispy to your preference.
AIR FRYER TIPS
Don't skip preheating the air fryer before cooking the frozen garlic bread. Having the air fryer heated when placing the frozen bread inside helps it cook evenly and become crispy on the outside.
Flipping the toast halfway through the air frying process will help both sides becomes crispy and golden brown.
The bread often comes in small loaves so you can slice them into sized you prefer, and place them in the air fryer. Leaving enough room in between pieces allows the air to properly circulate around the bread. Depending on your air fryer size, work in batches if necessary so you don't block air flow.
The first time you make this bread in your air fryer, check it after two to three minutes. Frozen garlic bread air fries pretty quickly and can easily burn if you don't monitor it while air frying.
To make cheesy bread, shred your favorite cheese and sprinkle on top of the bread when it only has 2-3 minutes left. This will help the cheese melt and be crispy on top, and allows you to easily change up the the flavor of the garlic bread. You can use shredded mozzarella, parmesan cheese, or even cheddar cheese.
For a quick snack, add pizza sauce or marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and your favorite pizza toppings to make a delicious French bread style pizza.
Serve with soups, pasta dishes, stew, salads, or use two slices of bread to make a delicious grilled ham and cheese or turkey sandwich too.
Add a couple of extra minutes to the air frying time, and then cut into cubes for croutons, or crush to make your own seasoned breadcrumbs.
If you want to make homemade garlic bread, and then freeze it, you can do that too! To make homemade garlic bread, follow this air fryer garlic bread recipe.
It simply combines softened butter with garlic, or garlic powder, dried parsley, and Italian seasoning or fresh herbs, then spread the garlic butter mixture on top of thick slices of bread. Wrap in plastic wrap, then aluminum foil, and then freeze the slices.
STORING AND REHEATING
Because it already comes in freezer packaging, for easy storage, just keep unused frozen garlic bread in the freezer until packaging expiration date. If you have leftover garlic bread, store them in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.
To reheat the garlic bread, place leftover slices in the air fryer, and air fry at 350 degrees F for 3-5 minutes until they crispy again.
You can use either air fryer to make this garlic bread. Just keep in mind because not all fryer models are the same, and wattages can be different, this can change the cook time by 1-2 minutes.
It is your personal preference of what brand you use. Pepperidge Farm, Texas Toast, or even a generic store brand, are all delicious choices! They can be toast pieces, baguette slices, and some are a baguette style frozen loaf. Depending on the thickness of your bread, just adjust the cook time by a minute or two.
Sure! For crustier bread, leave those slices in the air fryer a minute longer and they will be a little crispier than the other.
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Air fryer frozen garlic bread is the perfect side dish to almost every meal. It's so easy to make and serve with dinner, and the air fryer makes cooks it to perfection.
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Air Fryer Frozen Garlic Bread
- 1 Air Fryer
- 1 loaf garlic bread frozen
- Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F.
- While the air fryer is preheating, remove the bread from its packaging. Cut the loaves into slices if the bread is not already sliced. (If that's how you want to serve it. You can also keep it in loaf shape, just separate the top and the bottom.)
- Place the garlic bread slices in the preheated air fryer basket, in a single layer, without stacking or overlapping. Be sure to place the slices with the buttered and seasoned side facing up first.
- Air fry garlic bread at 380 degrees F for 4-6 minutes, until it is golden brown and crispy to your preference.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.