Pizza Garlic Bread



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If you’ve never tried making garlic pizza bread at home you’re missing out. This pizza has a crispy and chewy crust with a simple but delicious salty garlic and parsley topping!

Homemade garlic pizza bread is hands-down the best! Pizza night just got a major upgrade with this delicious twist. You can make it as garlicky and buttery as you like, and even throw on some extras if you’d like.

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The base of this recipe is homemade pizza dough. Feel free to use pre-made pizza dough from the grocery store to simplify the process.

Pizza dough ingredients:

  • lukewarm water
  • sugar
  • all-purpose flour or bread flour
  • salt
  • semolina flour – you can substitute bread flour or regular all-purpose flour

Garlic Pizza Topping ingredients:

  • butter –
  • salt
  • garlic
  • parsley leaves

Make it your own:

Try adding additional toppings like:

  • mozzarella cheese
  • chopped ripe tomatoes – this gives it a delicious bruschetta twist!
  • olives, or any of your other favorite pizza toppings!
  • swap out the parsley and replace it with cilantro – this work great to serve with spicy chicken or Thai curry
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How to make Pizza Garlic Bread

Here is a brief overview of how to make Pizza Garlic Bread. You can find the full written instructions at the bottom of this post.

  1. make the dough – I recommend making the dough for this recipe in a food mixer with a dough hook. The dough is very sticky, which makes it hard to knead by hand. It firms up a little during proving (just one proving stage needed), and at that point, you can coat it in some flour to make it easier to work with.
  2. allow the dough to rise – it takes about 45-60 minutes for the dough to double in size.
  3. pre-heat the oven – place to large baking sheets in the oven to pre-heat while the oven warms up.
  4. divide the dough – split the dough into two portions. Roll the dough into balls and allow it to rest.
  5. make the garlic butter mixture – in a small bowl combine butter with salt, garlic and chopped fresh parsley
  6. roll out the dough – use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough out to form a rough pizza shape
  7. prepare baking sheet – remove preheated baking sheet from the oven and spray with non-stick spray, brush with a thin layer of olive oil, or line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the dough on each baking sheet.
  8. top with garlic butter – top each pizza with garlic butter mixture and any of your favorite pizza toppings — mozzarella cheese is delicious if you’d like cheesy garlic bread pizza!
  9. bake – it’ll take about 7-10 minutes until the pizza is golden brown. Serve immediately.
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I love to dust the raw pizzas with fine semolina before topping them with the garlic butter. This gives the finished bread a delicious crispier coating. However, you can just dust with a little more flour if you don’t have any semolina.

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What to serve with Pizza Garlic Bread

Serve Pizza Garlic Bread as a side dish with your favorite pastas – try it with The Best Easy Lasagna or Cajun Shrimp Pasta! As a main dish, it pairs perfectly with:

Pizza night never tasted so good! The best part about this recipe is that it combines the classic flavors of garlic bread with the elements of pizza. And just like a traditional pizza recipe, this can be customized with toppings to make it taste exactly how you’d like it to.

In addition, should you be looking for a more traditional pizza recipe, try our Fast and Easy Pizza Dough recipe with homemade pizza sauce.

If you try this recipe for Pizza Garlic Bread, and I hope you do, please leave a comment and let me know what you think. I love to hear from you! Enjoy!

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Pizza Garlic Bread

If you've never tried making garlic pizza bread at home you're missing out. This pizza has a crispy and chewy crust with a simple but delicious salty garlic and parsley topping!
Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 8


Bread Ingredients

  • 10 oz lukewarm water
  • 1 ½ tsp granulated sugar
  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp fine ground semolina flour replace with bread flour if preferred

Garlic Topping Ingredients

  • 5 tbsp salted butter very soft
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cloves of garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 cup packed fresh parsley leaves chopped


  • Place the lukewarm water in a bowl and stir in the yeast and sugar. Leave for 5 minutes until it foams on top.
  • Place the flour and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Stir together using the dough hook, then slowly pour in the yeast mixture while the mixer is running at a medium speed.
  • Continue to knead with the dough hook for another 10 minutes, then scrape the mixture into a large oiled bowl (it will be sticky). Cover with plastic wrap and leave in a warm room for 45-60 minutes until it doubles in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place two large metal baking sheets in the oven to heat up.
  • Once the dough has risen, scrape it out onto a well-floured surface. Split the dough into two portions and lightly knead to knock out the air. Form the dough into two balls and let them rest for 5 minutes (you can leave for up to 15 minutes, but cover with plastic wrap if leaving for longer than 5 minutes).
  • Mix together the garlic topping ingredients in a small bowl.
  • After 5 minutes, dust both of the dough balls well with semolina and stretch out to form a rough pizza shape.
  • Take the hot baking sheets out of the oven and spray or brush with a little oil.
  • Place one pizza on each baking sheet (I fold the dough over my arm to move it). Don't worry if it wrinkles and looks a bit messy on the tray, it will smooth out during cooking. Stretch out a little more once on the tray if needed.
  • Spoon the garlic butter onto the pizza breads and use the back of a spoon or a brush to smooth the butter all over – right up to the edges.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 7-10 minutes until golden brown. Serve immediately.
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