Sheepherder’s Garlic Bread

Sheepherder's Garlic Bread

Sheepherder’s Garlic Bread is a type of garlic bread that originated in Northern California, USA. This version is made using sourdough bread that is topped with a buttery spread consisting of fresh garlic cloves, parsley, spices and butter. The bread is then toasted until it is crispy and golden brown. Some variations of Sheepherder’s Garlic Bread also include herbs and grated cheese. It is often served as an appetizer or side dish with soups, salads, pasta dishes, or used as a base for bruschetta.

Sheepherder’s Garlic Bread

Recipe by Recipe CookCourse: Dinner, LunchDifficulty: Beginner


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  • 1/4 cup butter or buttery spread softened

  • 4 cloves garlic minced

  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley chopped

  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder

  • 3-4 inch thick slices sheepherders bread or round shaped bread


  • Combine butter, garlic, parsley, garlic powder, salt and onion powder in a small bowl. Spread butter mixture on bread slices. Broil at 400ºF for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown. Slice into smaller slices if desired.