Gluten-Free Garlic Bread for the Terminally Lazy

Don’t you hate it when all you want is a recipe, and you have to hear the author’s life story before they just get to the point?

Well, back in aught-four, when I was diagnosed with Celiac disease, I remember standing in Hy-Vee and feeling completely overwhelmed by trying to figure out what I could eat. I was never much of a chef, and every gluten free cookbook seemed to want me to keep all kinds of impossible ingredients on hand. Xantham gum? Just give me a cup-for-cup flour mix, please.

Fortunately, since then, it’s become a lot easier to find convenient gluten-free food. Unfortunately, though, sometimes you have to put in a tiny amount of effort to make yourself some foods–like this garlic bread.

Look, I can’t believe they’re letting me write a recipe, either. Not when this blog has several writers who actually do things like meal planning and kid friendly recipes and making eating at home fun. But here we go!

Gluten-Free Garlic Bread 

Gluten-Free Garlic Bread Recipe with only 4 ingredients
Only four ingredients!


I got all these ingredients at Hy-Vee. The baguettes are in the freezer section in the health food section.

1 Against the Grain gluten-free baguette
3 tbsp butter (nobody said this was health food)
Some roasted garlic (I didn’t measure, and also I bet other people use real garlic cloves)
Some spices (I like Penzey’s Brady Street Cheese because it makes me feel fancy)


Preheat oven to 425. Thaw baguette in the microwave, about 30 seconds per side. Cut in half lengthwise.

Gluten-Free garlic bread recipe with only 4 ingredients
You could probably cut it the other way, too. I’ve just always done it this way.

Melt the butter. Pour butter onto the baguette. Spread with garlic, then sprinkle the cheese on the bread. Place in oven for about 8-10 minutes.

You might think of many ways to improve this recipe (please, tell me!), but the proof that it must be decent is that my family, who can all tolerate gluten just fine, eat and enjoy this bread.

Look at her, just eating my gluten-free bread!


Sharon Falduto is a Central Iowa native who came to University of Iowa in 1991 and essentially never left the area. She is involved in local community theater, notably as one of the co-founders of Iowa City's Dreamwell Theatre. She has also directed children's plays with the Young Footliters group. Sharon works in with English Language Learners in a support position at Kirkwood Community College.. She lives in Coralville with her husband, Matt, and three daughters Rachel, Samantha, and Piper.


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