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5 from 5 votes

Cheater Garlic Bread

This clever recipe makes use of leftover sandwich rolls to create this easy peasy garlic bread. Cheater Garlic Bread takes just minutes to prepare and is surprisingly delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 187kcal


  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated or shaved Parmesan cheese divided
  • 3 hoagie style rolls split in half


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • In a small bowl combine softened butter, mayonnaise, minced garlic, granulated garlic (or garlic powder), and parsley.
  • Spread equal amounts of the garlic butter mixture on each roll half. Place roll halves on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 5 minutes then turn oven to BROIL for an additional minute or two, just until toasted and lightly golden brown, watching closely so it doesn't burn.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 329IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg