Cheap Dinner Hack: ANY Bread Can Be Garlic Bread!

Last week Nick had a couple of days of day shift training which was really nice – we got to eat dinner together for a few evenings. I have been cleaning through the pantry and fridge to make sure that our food doesn’t go to waste.

We had some tortellini in the fridge that we had gotten from ALDI but I wanted to have garlic bread with it. I didn’t have any of those perfect French bread loaves though.

What’s a gal to do?

Well, we did have some hamburger buns left over from burgers we had the previous week. We didn’t have any plans to have more hamburgers so those buns were set to go to waste.

Instead I spread them all out on a baking sheet and put some spread and some garlic salt on them. I would have preferred garlic powder but we were out of that. Luckily, Nick really REALLY likes salty food so he loved the garlic salt.

I heated the oven to 350 degrees and stuck them in while I was making my pasta, checking them to see when the edges just began to crisp.

They were DELICIOUS! Just as good as any French bread garlic loaf and definitely better than frozen garlic bread.

“Recipe”
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Put spread or butter on each piece of bread
3. Sprinkle garlic powder or garlic salt on bread
4. Warm until edges begin to crisp (about 5 minutes)

I am beyond excited to have not only not wasted the hamburger buns, but to also have made a nice dinner for Nick and I.

Don’t mind my naked tortellini – I’m not a big pasta sauce person.

I can’t take all the credit for this idea of course. Growing up I saw my mom turn all sorts of bread into garlic bread on pasta nights. It’s funny how when faced with my own kitchen dilemmas I am able to call up those childhood memories of my mom.

What kitchen hacks have your parents passed down to you? Comment below to let me know!

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