Garlic Bread Mama Rita’s Way!

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  • Published May 12th
  • Ready In12m
  • Servings12
  • Calories249
Want rave reviews for your garlic bread? TRY THIS! Made with hoagie rolls, these are easy to make, easy to serve, and disappear really fast!

Garlic Bread Mama Rita’s Way! Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Garlic Bread Mama Rita’s Way! for 12 servings:

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 hoagie rolls, split lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese for topping

Garlic Bread Mama Rita’s Way! Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook2m
  • Ready In12m

To cook Garlic Bread Mama Rita’s Way!, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Garlic Bread Mama Rita’s Way! is about 2 minutes , and you can serve your Garlic Bread Mama Rita’s Way! within 12 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Garlic Bread Mama Rita’s Way! easily:

  1. 1 Preheat the oven broiler. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. 2 In a small bowl, make a paste with the butter, mayonnaise, garlic paste, basil, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, and pepper.
  3. 3 Spread equal amounts of the paste on each roll half. Arrange roll halves on the cookie sheet, topping side up, and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  4. 4 Broil on the top rack in the preheated oven 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Watch them very carefully! They can burn very quickly. Basically do these at the last minute before serving and check them closely as they broil.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 249 calories; 9 grams of fat; 34.1 grams of carbohydrates; 6.9 grams of protein; 13 milligrams of cholesterol; 478 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jun 23rd 2011

    I have to say, mayonnaise is a little unconventional, but after all, this is garlic bread Mama Rita’s way…and it’s good. I used rolls from an excellent old Italian bakery in Milwaukee, ...

  2. Apr 21st 2011

    Oh, dear. This is DANGEROUS. I made a half recipe of this using marked down hoagie rolls--nothing remained. I had a couple bites of one and had to restrain myself. No leftovers.

  3. Oct 1st 2008

    The edges burned, and the middle didn't even get warm. Good ingredients, bad baking method. May try again baking at 400 instead of broil.

  4. Apr 26th 2008

    This was delicious. You can use any sort of rolls and cut them in half or in quarters. I also topped it with mozzerella instead of parmesan cheese.

  5. Sep 22nd 2007

    Love this recipe. Perfect use for leftover sandwich rolls. You can sub minced garlic or garlic powder for the paste if you don't have it on hand.

  6. May 11th 2007

    Pretty good tasting garlic bread. I couldn't find garlic paste so I used finely minced garlic instead. This made a lot of garlic spread, I had more than plenty for the loaf of French bread I ...

  7. May 29th 2006

    This really is a great way to fix garlic bread. I used my usual garlic and onion powders and added more or less to suit our tastes. I used oregano in place of basil and mixed everything to ...

  8. Apr 24th 2006

    All my friends yelled at me for cooking dinner on my birthday, but hubby did dinner the whole weekend so how could I complain? I don't really know what garlic paste is, so I just roasted a c ...

  9. Mar 5th 2006

    Woohoo! I gave this recipe a try & I am sooo glad I did! It was the perfect garlic bread in every way. The only thing I did different was use oregano instead of basil (none on hand). Wen ...