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How to Make Gochujang Garlic Bread

Gochujang Garlic Bread

Gochujang garlic bread is an easy and delicious dish that is perfect for lunch, dinner, or as an appetizer.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Korean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 1450kcal


  • 2 whole garlic heads
  • 2 small baguettes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Mozzarella shredded or whole, as needed
  • Olive oil as needed
  • Foil as needed

Gochujang Butter:

  • 180 g room temperature butter
  • 1 tbsp. dried parsley or 2 tbsp. if using fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 tbsp. gochujang Korean red pepper paste
  • 2 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. parmesan powder


  • Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Prepare Garlic Heads: Cut the tops off the garlic heads to expose the cloves. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and wrap them in foil. Place in the oven and roast for about 30-40 minutes until the garlic is soft and caramelized.
  • Make Gochujang Butter: In a bowl, combine room-temperature butter, dried parsley, gochujang, olive oil, and parmesan powder. Mix until well combined. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Prepare Baguettes: Cut the baguettes in half lengthwise. If desired, scoop out some of the bread to create a slight hollow for the toppings.
  • Spread Gochujang Butter: Spread the Gochujang Butter generously over the cut sides of the baguettes.
  • Squeeze Roasted Garlic: Once the roasted garlic heads are done, squeeze the softened cloves out of their skins and spread them over the buttered baguettes.
  • Add Mozzarella: Sprinkle or place mozzarella on top of the garlic and butter mixture, ensuring even coverage.
  • Bake: Place the prepared baguettes on a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the edges of the bread are golden brown.
  • Broil (Optional): If you prefer a more golden top, you can briefly broil the garlic bread under the broiler for 1-2 minutes, watching closely to prevent burning.
  • Serve: Remove from the oven, let it cool slightly, and slice into portions. Serve warm and enjoy your delicious Gochujang Garlic Bread!


  • Use good quality bread for the best results.
  • For a spicier garlic bread, increase the amount of gochujang.
  • For a sweeter garlic bread, add a tablespoon of honey to the butter mixture.
  • To make the garlic bread even more flavorful, add some grated cheese to the butter mixture before spreading it on the bread.
  • If you want to make the garlic bread even crispier, you can broil it for 1-2 minutes at the end of the baking time.
Keyword: Gochujang Garlic Bread