The BEST Vegan Garlic Bread

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Garlic bread lovers, we have a surprise for you: The BEST Vegan Garlic Bread is here! We took all our knowledge of garlic bread and gave it the vegan twist. It has all theaddictive deliciousness you know and love but without the dairy

It’s buttery, savory, brimming with garlicky goodness, and can be made gluten-free, too! With just 7 ingredients and 25 minutes required, all your garlic bread dreams are about to come true. Let’s do this!

Who Invented Garlic Bread?

Garlic bread (also called garlic toast) is one of the most delicious things ever created. It’s a strong claim, but one we stand behind! So who is to thank for this delicious creation? Garlic bread’s roots go back as far as ancient Rome and may also be inspired by bruschetta, invented in Italy around the 15th century (source).

Versions of garlic bread are popular throughout North America and Europe. The following is our dairy-free take on the toasty, garlicky, buttery dish!

How to Make Vegan Garlic Bread

This vegan garlic bread starts with a buttery spread made with your favorite dairy-free butter (we like Miyoko’s), chopped garlic, fresh parsley, and salt and pepper. It’s perfectly garlicky, herby, salty, and creamy!

After mixing it together, the spread becomes slightly softened and perfect for lathering on your favorite bread. We tested with sourdough, gluten-free, and whole wheat sandwich bread as well as a baguette, and all worked incredibly well!

The last steps are to sprinkle with vegan parmesan cheese and bake to golden perfection!

We hope you LOVE this garlic bread! It’s:

Easy to make
Perfectly garlicky
& Incredibly delicious!

What To Serve with Garlic Bread

It’s the perfect side for soups, pasta, pizza night, and beyond! Try it paired with our Easy 1-Pot Tomato Soup, 1-Pot Vegan White Bean Soup, Easy Penne Arrabbiata, Easy Vegan Lasagna, or Chickpea Caesar Salad (30 Minutes!).

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The BEST Vegan Garlic Bread

Buttery, savory, SUPER flavorful vegan garlic bread baked to golden perfection. Gluten-free optional and just 7 ingredients and 25 minutes required!
Author Minimalist Baker
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 25minutes
Servings 8(Slices)
Course Side
Cuisine Gluten-Free (optional), Italian-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 2-3 Days


  • 8-10slicesbread of choice(ensure vegan as needed // sourdough, sandwich, and gluten-free bread all work wonderfully! // or use one large halved baguette)
  • 1/2cupunsalted vegan butter(Miyoko's for best flavor)
  • 2Tbspfinely minced garlic (4 large cloves garlic yield ~2 Tbsp // or sub 2 tsp garlic powder)
  • 2Tbspfreshly chopped parsley
  • 1/2tspsea salt
  • 1pinchblack pepper
  • 3-7Tbspvegan parmesan cheese(or store-bought)


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C).
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the vegan butter, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix well until the parsley and garlic are evenly distributed and the butter is slightly softened and spreadable.
  • Place ~1 Tbsp of butter mixture on each slice of bread, spreading it evenly, reaching all the way to the edges of the bread. Be generous! Place the bread in a single layer on a large bare baking sheet (for larger bread you may need 2 sheets) — it’s okay if the bread is very close together or touching as long as it’s not overlapping.
  • Evenly sprinkle ~1-2 tsp of vegan parmesan cheese on each slice of bread.
  • Place the bread in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are just turning golden and the vegan parmesan is looking lightly toasty.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool for 2-3 minutes before serving! It's delicious paired with our Easy 1-Pot Tomato Soup, 1-Pot Vegan White Bean Soup, Easy Penne Arrabbiata, Easy Vegan Lasagna, or Chickpea Caesar Salad (30 Minutes!). Enjoy!
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month. Reheat in the oven at 350 F (176 C) until warmed through, ~5-10 minutes.



*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with Dave’s Killer Bread (21 Whole Grains), Miyoko’s vegan butter, and the lesser amount of vegan parmesan cheese.

Nutrition (1 of 8 servings)

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 227Carbohydrates: 23.4gProtein: 5.8gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.18gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.54gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 378mgPotassium: 162mgFiber: 5.3gSugar: 5.2gVitamin A: 79IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1.7mg

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    • Samanthasays

      Do you think I can sub the parmesan cheese with nutritional yeast? Hoping to try today without having go to the store.

      • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

        Hi Samantha, that could work, it won’t taste quite the same so you may want an extra pinch of salt, too!

    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Lily, It won’t be quite as rich, but we do think it would work! Let us know how it goes!

  1. VICKYsays

    Made this with sour dough bread and it was a hit! Can’t wait to try it with a baguette too! Do you think this could work well with olive oil instead of butter? Thank you!

    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Woohoo! Thanks so much for the great review, Vicky. We haven’t tried this with olive oil but we think it would work, you might want to use slightly less than the butter amount, though! Let us know how it goes!

  2. Autumnsays

    This garlic bread is the BEST recipe I’ve ever had! So delicious and indulging. Will absolutely be making this again and again and again!

    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Aw, this is SO great to hear, Autumn! Thank you for the lovely review! xo