How to Cook Garlic Bread in Foil Bag | Store Bought Bread Guide

Garlic bread is one of the most popular side dishes in the world, and for good reason. Who doesn’t like the creamy taste of fresh bread with some butter. You know, because butter is life.

But making your own garlic bread at home can be a chore, and not everyone wants to do it. Luckily for us, store bought bread is just good enough, but with our help, it will become close to perfect!

Follow our tips below on how to cook garlic bread in foil bag that you buy in the store, and next time you entertain, level up your game!

How to heat garlic bread in oven

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F
  2. Place bread with foil bag inside
  3. Heat for 10-15

Important note – Only heat in the foil bag if the store bought bread your got is specifically made to be heated with the bag. If you bought regular bread that is just wrapped in regular bag, you should not heat it with the bag!

Cook your garlic bread on the grill

Everything tastes better when grilled. You can’t name one food that is not better after you grilled it. Same goes for Garlic bread. Here’s how you cook it:

  1. Take the bread out of the foil bag
  2. Wrap the bread halfs in alominum foil
  3. Cook for 8-10 minutes while turning regularly to not burn it
  4. Remove from grill and foil
  5. Slice to your liking and serve

PRO TIP – Place the cooked garlic bread in a bowl and place a few pieces of butter on it, letting it melt slowly on the bread

Broiling store bought garlic bread

If you want that burnt edges taste and look ( which you should ) follow this:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Take garlic bread out of foil bag
  3. Place on baking sheet butter side up
  4. Let it broil for like 5 minutes until crispy

What is the best brand of garlic bread?

Here are four popular brands of garlic bread:

  1. Garlic Bread Sticks Great Value
  2. Garlic Bread Pepperidge Farm
  3. Garlic Knots New York Bakery
  4. Garlic Texas Toast Great 

Frequently Asked Questions about Cooking Garlic Bread

Can garlic bread be microwaved?

Yes, you can microwave store bought garlic bread, should you? Not really, because bread that is microwave is not that great, but if you want to do it anyway, here’s how:

  1. Take the bread out of the foil bag
  2. Place it in a microwave safe bowl
  3. Heat for like 20 to 40 seconds

PRO TIP – Put a paper towel over the plate to preserve some moist

Can you put frozen garlic bread in the oven?

Yes, you can put frozen garlic bread in the oven. When you’re ready to serve, heat an oven (or a toaster oven) at 425°F.

Place frozen bread slices on the baking sheet with butter-side up and bake for five minutes or until they are golden brown.

How do you reheat garlic bread without it getting hard?

A great way to reheat garlic bread is in the oven. You can wrap it up with some foil and place it back into your hot oven for 10-15 minutes, or if you need softer garlic bread, use the microwave instead of oven.


Garlic bread is a delicious side dish that you should not be afraid to make or buy because fearing the cooking part. We hope this guide helped you figure out how to heat your store bought garlic bread to perfection.

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