Ranch Garlic Bread

5 from 2 votes

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A terrific twist on garlic bread, with those amazing ranch seasonings; definitely going into the keeper file.

Ranch Garlic Bread

This is a fantastic take on garlic bread – the simple addition of Ranch Dressing mix to butter and garlic, mixed with a bit of fresh parsley turns a baguette into the best part of the meal.

Ranch Garlic Bread on a plate.

Here are some of the things my family cannot get enough of:

  • Tacos
  • Stir Fries
  • Enchiladas
  • Pasta
  • Things Made with Ground Beef
  • Things Made with Lots of cheese
  • Things Made with Ground Beef and Lots of Cheese
  • Garlic Bread
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares (a thing unto itself)
Sliced Ranch Garlic Bread on a red and white serving plate.

I am going to go out on a limb and say that they are far from alone in their culinary perchants. There are lots more, of course, but if I say any of the above words then I can rest assured they will come a-running.

Garlic bread gets its very own category, it’s that special. And I keep changing up my garlic breads, because it’s endlessly enjoyable. But I don’t do it for my family, actually, I do if for my friend, who Cheyenne loves garlic bread the most. And because she shoots most of the images on this site, it’s is my empirical duty, my moral obligation, to make a new one for each shoot. I do not take my duties lightly.

Woman wrapping a sliced and seasoned baguette in foil.

This one leans on a special secret ingredient, and I’m not even close to embarrassed as to what it is. It’s Ranch Dressing mix. Packaged Ranch Dressing. Powdered stuff in a little foil envelope. I thought about making my own ranch blend. And then I remembered I had a package of this stuff in my pantry and I thought, “Hey, why reinvent the wheel?” Ok, I didn’t think that, but I did think “Hey, I‘ve got a packet of that Ranch stuff in the closet!”

So, ranch garlic bread.  Cheyenne, girl, this is for you.

Woman pulling apart slices of Ranch Garlic Bread.

What to Serve Ranch Garlic Bread with:

Ranch Garlic Bread on a plate with pasta and salad.

Other Garlic Bread Recipes:

5 from 2 votes

Ranch Garlic Bread

A terrific twist on garlic bread, with those amazing ranch seasonings; definitely going into the keeper file.
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes
Servings: 8 people
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Ingredients 

  • ½ cup 1 stick butter, softened
  • 4 teaspoons ranch seasoning mix (½ packet)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. In a small bowl, combine the butter, Ranch seasoning mix, garlic, and parsley.
  • Cut the baguette into ½-inch or so slices, but don’t cut all the way through the bread; the goal is for the slices to remain attached at the bottom. One easy way to keep yourself from cutting through the bread is to place a chopstick alongside each side of the bread and slice the bread, stopping when the knife hits the chopsticks (see the video). You can use the handles of wooden spoons as well.
  • Spread the ranch garlic butter on each side of all of the slices of the bread, trying to keep the bread attached at the bottom.
  • Place the baguette on a large piece of foil and pull the foil up around the sides of the bread, but not over the top — you want the top to be able to brown.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the bread is hot and the top is lightly browned and crusty. Serve hot.

Video

Notes

The best way to cut a baguette into ½-inch or so slices without cutting all the way through the bread is to use chopsticks as a guide.  Place one chopstick on each side of the bread.  Cut the bread into slices, stopping when the knife hits the chopsticks.

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 519mg, Potassium: 40mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 439IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 1mg
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About Katie Workman

Katie Workman is a cook, a writer, a mother of two, an activist in hunger issues, and an enthusiastic advocate for family meals, which is the inspiration behind her two beloved cookbooks, Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100 Cookbook.

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  1. Staci says:

    O.M.G. So simple! The chopstick suggestion was foolproof and the results, positively mouthwatering!