Quick and easy frozen garlic bread in the air fryer is going to be your new favorite dinner side dish!
Enjoy frozen garlic bread with spaghetti, other pasta dishes, soups, or as an easy snack with a side of marinara sauce.
QUICK AND EASY FROZEN GARLIC BREAD IN AIR FRYER
Frozen garlic bread is one of my favorite dinnertime shortcuts. I always have a loaf or two in the freezer, ready to go for spaghetti and meatballs night or to serve alongside a bowl of creamy potato soup.
Garlic bread is also a delicious side with a hearty and healthy salad. Sometimes I make garlic bread to eat as a snack. All I need is some marinara sauce to dip it in and I am snacking happy!
Now that I can make frozen garlic bread using the air fryer, I make it even more often because it's ready in about 6 minutes. This is a tasty and comforting shortcut that makes my life easier, and it will make yours easier too!
You can use these instructions to make any brand of frozen garlic bread you like in the air fryer, including frozen garlic bread with cheese. Grocery stores have lots of tasty garlic bread options in their freezer cases. Try them all in the air fryer!
Want to make Texas Toast in the air fryer instead tonight? I have you covered with these easy instructions.
I also want to point you toward my Air Fryer Croutons recipe, because if you're a fan of garlic bread, I know you'll love these crispy garlicky squares too.
INGREDIENTS FOR FROZEN GARLIC BREAD IN AIR FRYER
This is the easiest air fryer recipe yet! All you need is your favorite loaf of frozen garlic bread.
Keep the bread frozen until you're ready to cook it. There's no need to thaw it first, and actually thawing is not recommended at all.
If you have any questions about making frozen garlic bread in the air fryer, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you ASAP!
HOW TO MAKE FROZEN GARLIC BREAD IN AIR FRYER
- Slice the garlic bread in half (or in smaller pieces) so that the whole loaf will fit in your air fryer basket without overlapping.
- Add the pieces of frozen garlic bread to the air fryer basket.
- Air Fry as directed in the recipe below for 6-7 minutes, or until the bread is lightly browned and crispy.
- Slice into smaller pieces for serving, and serve immediately.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions for Frozen Garlic Bread in Air Fryer, please see the recipe card below.
HOW LONG DO YOU COOK FROZEN GARLIC BREAD IN THE AIR FRYER?
It should take between 6-7 minutes to make frozen garlic bread in the air fryer at 360°F/180°F.
TIPS FOR MAKING AIR FRYER GARLIC BREAD
Don't Overcrowd: Frozen garlic bread will cook best in the air fryer if it is cooked in a single layer and not too crowded. If your air fryer is very small, you may not be able to fit the whole loaf. In a larger air fryer, you may be able to make more than one.
For Extra Crispy Bread: Flip the garlic bread over halfway through the cooking time if you want your garlic bread to be extra crispy. Be sure not to flip the bread over if your garlic bread has cheese on it though, as the cheese will stick to the basket and make a big mess.
Cooking Time May Vary: All air fryers cook a bit differently, so the amount of time that yours needs to perfectly cook frozen garlic bread may be slightly different than mine. Check on your food regularly and adjust as needed.
For Easy Cleanup: Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper or use disposable parchment liners.
Do you like garlic knots? Check out my recipe for Garlic Knot Air Fryer Pizza!
CAN I ADD CHEESE TO FROZEN GARLIC BREAD?
Yes, and I highly encourage it. In fact, I generally encourage adding extra cheese to most things!
Add a handful of shredded mozzarella cheese, grated parmesan cheese, or a combination of both to the top of your garlic bread before cooking it in the air fryer.
Throw a couple of pepperoni on top to make easy garlic bread pizzas! Dip them in marinara sauce and you just made dinner or lunch in no time at all.
DO I NEED TO ADD OIL TO THE AIR FRYER?
Since frozen garlic bread is already coated with an oil and butter mixture, there's no need to add any extra oil to the air fryer when you cook it.
I don't suggest that you add any extra oil to garlic bread before making it using these instructions. It will be perfectly crispy without it.
CAN I MAKE THIS IN AN OVEN AIR FRYER?
You can make frozen garlic bread and any of my air fryer recipes in either a basket-style air fryer or an oven-style one! If you're using an oven-style air fryer, use the middle rack and choose the "Air Fry" function.
Sometimes oven-style air fryers cook faster, so be sure to keep an eye on your garlic bread so that it doesn't burn.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH AIR FRYER GARLIC BREAD
You can make frozen garlic bread in the air fryer and serve it with almost any dinner entree, but garlic bread is especially delicious with Italian food and saucy pasta dishes.
You can make Spaghetti and Meatballs using your Air Fryer! Use the air fryer to make the meatballs first, then warm them up with sauce while you quickly make garlic bread.
For a healthier option, use the air fryer to make Spaghetti Squash in way less time than using the oven.
You might also like this recipe for Deconstructed Lasagna. It's made in the oven, but super easy to throw together and everyone loves it.
Aside from these classic Italian dishes, garlic bread is also very tasty with soups, stews, and chilis.
CAN YOU AIR FRY FROZEN GARLIC BREAD?
Absolutely! You can throw frozen garlic bread into the air fryer directly from frozen, and have delicious, buttery, crispy bread in less than 10 minutes using these simple instructions.
CAN YOU AIR FRY FROZEN CHEESE GARLIC BREAD
This air fryer cooking method will work with cheesy frozen garlic bread too! Be sure not to keep the cheese facing up, and don't flip the bread over or you'll end up with a cheesy mess in your air fryer basket.
CAN I AIR FRY HOMEMADE FROZEN GARLIC BREAD?
If you make your own garlic bread to keep in the freezer, the air fryer is an excellent tool for re-heating it quickly! It doesn't matter if you are using a storebought, packaged garlic bread or a homemade recipe. Frozen garlic bread was meant to be cooked in the air fryer!
HOW DO I MAKE FROZEN GARLIC BREAD?
You can make your own frozen garlic bread instead of buying it at the store. This is an excellent way to use a slightly less than fresh baguette or loaf of Italian or French bread. It's also a great way to save a few bucks.
Make a garlic spread by mixing together 1 stick of butter, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, as much minced garlic as you want (3-5 cloves), and some Italian Seasoning.
Spread the garlic butter onto both sides of a sliced loaf of bread, and then freeze for up to three months!
It's best to freeze each piece separately on a sheet tray first, then you can put the frozen pieces together and wrap them with plastic wrap or place them in a zip top bag.
When you're ready to air fry the garlic bread, follow the recipe below and enjoy!
MORE EASY AIR FRYER FROZEN FOODS TO MAKE
If you take a look around this website, you'll see that I want to show you that you can use your air fryer to make all sorts of foods, including fresh meals, vegetables, and baked goods!
The air fryer CAN cook all of those things, but where the air fryer really shines in when it comes to cooking frozen foods.
Kids can use the air fryer to make their own breakfasts, lunches, and after-school snacks. Frozen items like Chicken Nuggets, Pizza Rolls, Frozen Waffles, and Frozen Pierogies are great kid-friendly foods to make in the air fryer.
What is your favorite frozen food to make in the air fryer? Leave a comment and let me know!
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Frozen Garlic Bread in Air Fryer
- 1 package frozen garlic bread
- Slice the garlic bread in half or into smaller pieces in order to fit it into your air fryer basket.
- Place the garlic bread into the air fryer basket.
- Air fry at 360°F/180°C for 6-7 minutes, or until the bread is lightly browned and crispy.
- Slice and serve immediately.
- For nutrition details, please see the label on your specific frozen garlic bread package.
- Do not thaw garlic bread before cooking it in the air fryer.
- It's important to cook the garlic bread in a single layer in the air fryer so the air can circulate and crisp up the bread. If you need to, air fry the garlic bread in batches.
- If you want, you can flip the garlic bread halfway through the cooking time to get the bread really crispy on both sides. However, if the garlic bread has cheese on top of it, do not flip it because the cheese will stick to the bottom of the air fryer basket and create a mess.
- Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the "Air Fry" function.
- Pro Tip: Check your food as it cooks. Each air fryer runs a bit differently. Sometimes air frying is a trial and error process. Check your food as it cooks to learn your air fryer better! When cooking a new recipe or food items be sure to check your food often to help avoid over/under cooking.
Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.