If you’re a fan of garlic bread, you’re going to love this festive twist on a classic favorite. The garlic bread wreath is a great recipe that’s perfect for holiday gatherings or any occasion where you want to impress your guests with something delicious and unique. The best part? It’s made with simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
To make this garlic bread wreath, you’ll need a few basic ingredients like pizza dough, garlic, butter, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese.
The recipe is easy to follow and can be adapted to your personal taste preferences. Whether you like your garlic bread extra garlicky or prefer a milder flavor, you can adjust the recipe to suit your needs.
You can use store bought pizza crust that is ready to go, or make your own pizza dough. I have a delicious, tried and true pizza crust recipe if you want to try that!
While I made this into a wreath, you can also do simple garlic bread twists and eat them like you would homemade breadsticks.
Anything that contains herb butter and fresh bread is a winner, in my book.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Ease– This recipe is easy and allows you to use premade crust or make your own. You can toss the ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer to make it extra simple. Or, you can mix things up in a large bowl and knead it until elastic.
- Flavor– This is a great side to have with any Italian style dish and one of my favorite things is that the garlic twists are easy to pull away from the wreath and dip in a garlic butter sauce or marinara sauce.
- Kid-friendly– This is a delicious dish that every kid loves. It helps fill hungry bellies without too much effort.
Ingredients for a Garlic Pizza Crust Wreath
To make this delicious garlic bread wreath, you will need the following ingredients:
- Pizza Dough- You may use store-bought dough or homemade dough. You will need two packages so that you will have enough for a top and bottom crust.
- Butter– If you forget to set your butter out ahead of time, you may use melted butter. I do find that soft butter works better when spreading because it isn’t as messy.
- Garlic powder or garlic salt
- Parmesan cheese
- Italian seasoning– If you don’t have Italian seasoning on hand, use a combination of dried basil, oregano, and parsley.
How to make a Garlic Bread Wreath
While this seems like a fancy recipe, it really is quite simple.
You make your pizza crust, roll it out, cover it in herbed butter, slice, and twist.
- Roll out the Pizza Dough– On a lightly floured surface, roll out your pizza dough and take a dinner plate and lay it on top of the dough. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut around the outside of the plate to form a large circle of dough. Lay the dough on parchment paper.
- Add the Garlic Butter– Just like you would with homemade garlic knots, spread the herb butter on top of the crust with a rubber spatula or the back of a wooden spoon. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
- Cut the wreath twists– Roll out and cut the top piece of dough just as you did the bottom piece. Lay the top piece on top of the garlicky breadstick dough. Put a glass in the middle of the circle and slice 3/4 inch to 1 inch slices in the dough, stopping at the glass. Twist them in the same direction.
- Bake on a greased baking sheet or parchment lined baking sheet.
This recipe is a great idea for pizza night, pasta night, or even a dinner party. It’s a little twist on traditional garlic bread that’s sure to impress your family.
The best part is that it’s one of the easiest breads to make, even if it’s your first time handling pizza or bread dough.
If you’re making this ahead of time, you can place your wreath in the refrigerator for 2 hours prior to baking it.
What to serve with Garlic Parmesan Twists
Garlic bread wreath is a delightful and versatile side dish that can be served as a side or a main dish.
It pairs well with a variety of dishes, including your favorite soup, a pasta dish, or a main dish. You can also serve it as an appetizer or a snack.
To make your garlic bread wreath even more delicious, you can serve it with some accompaniments.
Try serving it with a tomato sauce for dipping or some melted cheese on top. You can also add some herbs or spices to the butter mixture to give it an extra kick of flavor.
If you have leftovers, you can store your garlic bread wreath in an airtight container for 2-3 days. Make sure to let it cool completely before storing it. To reheat, simply wrap it in foil and heat it in the oven for a few minutes.
If you want to enjoy your garlic bread wreath later in the week, you can freeze it. Wrap it tightly in foil and place it in a freezer-safe container. It will keep for up to a week in the freezer. To reheat, simply thaw it in the fridge overnight and then reheat it in the oven.
It’s important to note that garlic bread wreath is best enjoyed fresh. While it can be stored and reheated, it may not be as delicious as when it’s freshly baked. So, if you want to enjoy the full flavor and texture of your garlic bread wreath, it’s best to eat it on the same day you bake it.
Garlic Bread Wreath Recipe
Garlic Bread Wreath
- 1 baking sheet
- 2 packages fresh or store bough pizza dough
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour, for rolling
- 1 stick softened butter
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon melted butter, for brush on top
- Preheat your oven to 425°F and line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out your pizza dough and take a dinner plate and lay it on top of the dough. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut around the outside of the plate to form a large circle of dough. Lay the dough on parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, mix your herbed butter ingredients: butter, garlic, italian seasoning.Spread the butter on the bottom crust.
- Sprinkle the cheese on top of the butter.
- Roll out the top crust, cut it in a circle like you did the bottom crust, and lay it on top of the bottom crust and butter.
- Place a small glass in the center of the circle and slice 3/4 inch to 1 inch slices in the dough, stopping at the glass. Twist them in the same direction.
- Brush the top of the wreath with melted butter.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until the crust is golden.