Make Garlic Onion Bread

Garlic Bread
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Prep: 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 3 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
122 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 122
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 635mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 3g
Calcium 65mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

I grew up in a house that used onions for almost every single dinner meal, and if onions weren't in the main course, they were definitely in the salad. I've kept my love of onions throughout the years and use them in everything, from soups to bread. Onion garlic bread is a simple yeast bread I made one evening to serve with spaghetti. The bread can be served warm or it can be topped with your favorite hard cheese and toasted.


  • 3/4 cup warm water, 95 F to 110 F
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons or 1 package (1/4-ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon soft butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cups bread flour, about

Steps to Make It

  1. In​ a large bowl, mix water and yeast. Add milk, sugar, salt, butter, garlic powder, and onion. Stir. Add 3 cups flour and mix well. Add in enough flour to make a dough that follows the spoon around the bowl. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead for 4 minutes, adding more flour as needed until the dough is soft and smooth to the touch. Place dough in medium greased bowl. Turn dough over in bowl so that the top is also lightly greased. Cover with clean cloth and let rise in warm, draft-free place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

  2. Punch down dough. Turn dough out onto ​a lightly floured board and knead for 4 minutes or until the bubbles are out of the bread. Shape dough into the loaf. Place loaf in greased 9x5 bread pan. Cover and let rise in warm, draft-free place for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.

  3. Bake bread at 350 F for 45 minutes or until the bread sounds hollow when the top is tapped. Remove bread from pan and let cool on ​a rack.

  4. Serve bread warm with homemade whipped butter or, for extra garlic flavor, with garlic chive butter. The bread can also be sliced, topped with a favorite hard cheese, such as grated mozzarella cheese, and toasted in a toaster oven until cheese melts and the bread is lightly brown.