How To Cook Garlic Bread In Foil Bag?

Garlic bread is the best, right? It goes with everything, from pizza to pasta and everything in between! But how to cook garlic bread in foil bag?

Here are a few ideas for you to try out so you get the best results for your delicious garlic bread, every time!

How To Cook Garlic Bread In Foil Bag?

Cooking garlic bread in tinfoil is actually one of the best ways to cook it. It gets heated all the way through, the butter melts deliciously, and it won’t burn.

  1. Take your garlic bread, whether a new one or leftover pieces, and wrap it in tin foil.
  2. Place the wrapped bread into a preheated oven, on a baking sheet or wire tray.
  3. Ensure the oven temperature is at 350F/175C/gas mark 4.
  4. Leave the garlic bread in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
  5. For frozen garlic bread, increase the cooking time to 20-25 minutes.
  6. If you like a crisp crust, remove the bread from the foil for the last 5 minutes of cooking.

Some garlic bread these days is supplied in its own tin foil bag, with instructions on how to cook it.

This means that you are in good company when you cook your garlic bread in a foil bag, and you’ll know that it’s going to taste delicious!

This video is a great way to make your own garlic bread, and will also show you the best technique for sealing it in tin foil:

How Do You Reheat Garlic Bread Without An Oven?

Amazingly, you can still cook garlic bread even if you don’t have an oven (or a mini oven), or it is broken – and it’ll be just as amazing!


  1. Place your garlic bread onto a layer of tinfoil, then twist the sides up together to turn it into a bag.
  2. Place a large pan on the hob – it must be large enough to fit the garlic bread bag without too much extra space.
  3. Put the garlic bread into the pan, and put the lid on.
  4. Set the hob to a low heat, then cook the garlic bread for 15 minutes.
  5. Check it after this time; it may need longer. You may also benefit from turning the foil  parcel at this time.


  1. Slice the garlic bread if it is not already sliced.
  2. Place the pieces onto a microwave safe plate, and cover with a piece of kitchen towel.
  3. Using the lowest power setting, cook for 20-40 seconds.
  4. Check it after this time, and cook for a further 10 seconds if it is not done.
  5. Cooking garlic bread in the microwave can make it go chewy, so you can grill it for a further 2 minutes after it is cooked, if you like a bit of crunch.

Air Fryer

  1. Heat the air fryer to 350F/180C.
  2. Slice the garlic bread and lay the slices in the bottom of the air fryer in a single layer.
  3. Cook it for 5 minutes then check it – you should turn all the slices at this point too.
  4. Cook for a further 5-10 minutes, checking to make sure it is the way you like it.

Frying Pan

This is a really simple method:

  1. Lightly brush your frying pan with oil, and set it on a medium heat.
  2. Cut the garlic bread into slices, if it isn’t already, and place each slice directly into the pan.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes then turn the slices. Cook for a further 5 minutes on the other side.

How Do You Keep Garlic Bread From Getting Soggy?

How Do You Keep Garlic Bread From Getting Soggy

Cooking garlic bread in tin foil is a great option, but it can lead to a slightly less crisp crust.

Soggy garlic bread is generally less of a problem when you are cooking it, rather than simply reheating it, however some shop bought bread can still get soggy.

Mass produced garlic bread tends to have the butter spread mainly in the middle, which can lead to a middle that is softer than you might like.

If you are making your own, spread the butter in a thin layer, right up to the edges. This means that the centre of the bread won’t get too soggy.

Try cooking it for shorter times at a higher temperature. This will ensure that the crust is crispy, while the middle is perfectly cooked.

If you like your garlic bread on the crunchier side when cooking it in foil, all you need to do is open the tin foil to allow more of the heat to get to the bread.

You can also lightly toast the bread first, before you butter it and put it in the oven – this will banish just about any sogginess!

Garlic bread is just the best, right? It can be nibbled on its own as a snack, or served as part of a healthy balanced meal.

Now you have some ideas on the best ways to cook it, and to use up those tasty leftovers so none of it goes to waste, you can enjoy garlic bread for the rest of time!

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