Truffle Butter Garlic Bread

A lot of people have been asking me what I like to use my black truffle butter on. One of my favorite ways to use truffle butter is on this delicious homemade garlic bread!

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This Truffle Butter Garlic Bread is unlike any garlic bread recipe you’ve ever made before. Made with truffle butter and Parmesan on a French roll, this will become your go-to homemade garlic bread!

Black truffles have become a bit of a “thing” in our home. After a family vacation to Italy where my 7-month-old daughter discovered a love of everything containing black truffles, it was all out the window.

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How Do You Make Homemade Garlic Bread Without Garlic?

If you haven’t guessed already, the secret is substituting black truffles for garlic. Black truffles have a unique flavor — one that can be described as “earthy” but also very reminiscent of garlic — which is what makes it the perfect substitute in this garlic bread recipe.

I’m a big fan of garlic but this surpassed even my expectations. I wanted to eat the entire roll myself!

Why You’ll Love This Garlic Bread

There are so many reasons to love this decadent, delicious riff on traditional garlic bread.

  • Elevated – While crispy, buttery garlic bread is always a hit, the earthy flavor of the truffles takes this bread up a notch.
  • Easy – It’s a simple recipe with only a few ingredients. 
  • Customizable – You can easily add ingredients to make it into a signature dish that everyone asks you for.
  • Portable – You can make this ahead and take it with you for potlucks or parties.
  • Great for special occasions – Packed with so much flavor, this truffle garlic bread is a great recipe to serve to impress your guests.
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What to Serve It With

With the unique truffle flavor, you could serve this garlic cheese bread alone as an appetizer or serve it with spaghetti or large lasagna recipe or even salad. I like to really savor the truffle butter flavor when I eat this, instead of just using it to mop up all the sauce on the plate.

This tasty bread also complements meaty dishes from beef to wild game. And, of course, you can try it as a side for your salad or soup.

Ingredients

One of the best parts of this recipe is that it requires so few ingredients! It’s surprising that something so delicious could be so simple.

  • French Rolls – Using a sharp bread knife, split each roll in half. You can also just use french bread cut into bread slices or bread cubes.
  • Truffle butter – You may be able to find pre-packaged truffle butter at a specialty store depending on where you live. However, you can easily make your own truffle butter at home with unsalted butter and black truffle oil. It’s easier to spread when at room temperature.
  • Parmesan cheese – Use fresh finely shredded/grated parmesan. It’s even better if you grate it yourself for maximum freshness.
  • Fresh parsley – Finely chop your parsley so that it is easy to sprinkle on for garnish. Fresh herbs really elevate this cheesy garlic bread.
  • Maldon Sea Salt – You can switch out to a sea salt of your choice but make sure to use a high quality salt. With so few ingredients, it’s important to make sure they are all high quality.
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How To Make Truffled Garlic Bread

With just a few quick steps, you can get this upscale bread on the table quickly.

  1. Spread softened butter onto bread slice. Spread the truffle butter on each of the pieces of bread, ensuring that it is evenly divided.
  2. Top with cheese. Sprinkle the freshly grated Parmesan cheese over top.
  3. Add to baking sheet. Place the bread slices on a prepared baking sheet.
  4. Broil. Put the sheet under the broiler and allow it to cook until the edges begin to brown and it becomes crispy.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and parsley. Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Immediately sprinkle the bread with the Maldon sea salt and parsley.

Variations

While I like this truffle garlic bread just the way it is, you can change up or add some ingredients to make it your own signature recipe.

  • Herbs – Try mixing in small amounts of herbs. Rosemary, thyme, basil, or oregano all pair well with truffles.
  • Vegetables – Make it into a version of flatbread by adding ingredients like roasted red peppers or tomato slices. Adding sauteed mushrooms and onions will also give it even more earthy flavor. 
  • Olives or capers – Slice olives finely or sprinkle capers over top. The brininess of either will pack even more of an umami punch.
  • Pork – Fry up some bacon or pancetta, then dice it up. Sprinkle it over the top.
  • Sandwiches – Instead of using this as a side, make it part of the main meal — make open faced sandwiches by layering meats and vegetables over top before baking. Or, use your panini press to make them.
  • Breakfast – Swap out your toast or english muffin and use this as a base for a decadent take on an eggs Benedict.
  • Cheese – You can certainly swap out the cheese for a different cheese flavor. Fresh mozzarella cheese would taste great on this garlic toast.

Storage and Freezing

While this bread is best fresh out of the oven, leftover garlic bread can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-5 days in an airtight container or wrapped in foil. To reheat, leave the bread in the foil (or wrap it if it hasn’t been already) and pop it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.

Make-Ahead: You can spread the butter on the bread and leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hours before broiling.

Freezer: You can freeze garlic bread for up to 3 months. Wrap it tightly in foil or seal it tightly in a ziploc bag. Allow it to thaw before you bake it.

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Other Black Truffle Recipes

After you buy a jar of pate, these are a few more recipes that use truffle.

oil poured onto plate of truffle fries

Parmesan Truffle Potato Wedges

5 from 36 votes
Parmesan Truffle Potato Wedges have a crispy outside with fluffy inside and are tossed in truffle oil, garlic, salt pepper and finely grated Parmesan cheese.
See The Recipe!
A bowl of truffle mac and cheese

Truffle Mac n Cheese

4.62 from 50 votes
Delicious mac and cheese using smoked gouda, white cheddar and truffle oil. The perfect side dish.
See The Recipe!
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Truffle Butter Recipe

4.46 from 74 votes
This Homemade Black Truffle Butter is so easy to make! Only 3 ingredients and a few minutes needed. You’ll never get it at the store again!
See The Recipe!
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Black Truffle Garlic Bread Recipe

4.85 from 13 votes
This Truffle Butter Garlic Bread is unlike any homemade garlic bread you’ve tasted. So delicious and made with just 3 ingredients! 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the broiler and prepare a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment for easy clean-up. Lay the rolls, cut side up, on the baking sheet.
  • Evenly divide the truffle butter between the 6 pieces of bread.
  • Top with the freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Place under the broiler until edges start to brown and crisp, about 1 minute. Watch closely, ovens vary!
  • Remove and finish with a sprinkling of the Maldon sea salt and parsley.
  • If you've made this recipe, make sure to come back and give it a rating in the comments or star ratings.

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Nutrition

Calories: 240 kcal, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 7 g, Cholesterol: 31 mg, Sodium: 359 mg, Sugar: 3 g, Vitamin A: 370 IU, Calcium: 38 mg, Iron: 8 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 240
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: garlic bread, truffle butter
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About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    This is like something you get at a fancy restaurant I absolutely love this bread. Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    The truffle flavor really elevated the traditional garlic bread and gave it a luxurious touch. The bread was perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. A must-try!

  3. 5 stars
    The Truffle Butter Garlic Bread recipe you shared was absolutely delicious and a hit at our family gathering. The aroma of truffle and garlic filled the kitchen, promising a feast for the senses even before the first bite. It was remarkably easy to make, with your instructions guiding me every step of the way. This dish has elevated our appreciation for what a simple, yet luxurious, addition truffle butter can make to the humble garlic bread.

  4. 5 stars
    I was looking for a simple but flavorful bread to serve with my alfredo sauce this week and found your recipe. omg so good!!! loved it

  5. 5 stars
    Just when I thought garlic bread couldn’t possibly get any better, I came across this recipe. This was to die for!

  6. 5 stars
    I’m not sure if I loved the truffle butter more or the garlic bread! I’ll be making both again soon, either way!

  7. 5 stars
    This one of the most addicting butters ever discovered to add to bread just fabulous!