First, I made Garten’s “outrageous” garlic bread, which is meant to be a modern spin on the classic side dish.

Ina Garten's Outrageous Garlic Bread

Garten’s garlic bread includes a French baguette, lots of butter, and parmesan cheese.

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In her “Modern Comfort Food” cookbook, Garten wrote that she wanted to update the traditional garlic-bread recipe from the 1960s that was “usually soft, doughy Italian bread dripping with garlic butter.”

“I’ve taken a fresh look at it and made the ultimate garlic bread by slathering a crusty baguette with lots of slow-cooked garlic, Parmesan, parsley, and lemon zest, and baking it until it’s beautifully browned on top,” she added . “It’s so good!”

To make Garten’s “outrageous” garlic bread at home, you’ll need:

  • A crusty French baguette
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Fresh parsley

Unlike Stewart’s recipe, Garten’s bread comes with plenty of butter — and more than double the garlic.

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