Nothing beats buttery, garlicky golden brown Texas toast in my opinion, even a classic crusty baguette garlic bread. Texas toast is my top choice every single time because that double-sided butter garlic bliss, my friends, is where it's at. Yes, you butter BOTH sides of the bread!
So, of course, I needed to make my own homemade garlic bread using Texas sandwich bread and my homemade garlic butter. There is no reason to buy the frozen stuff at the grocery store when it's incredibly easy to make!
Texas toast is a double-thick slice of bread that is first slathered with garlic butter, then traditionally grilled on a hot grill (a Texas BBQ cooking creation), flipping it over to toast both sides evenly to a buttery, golden brown perfection. There is an actual sliced, square baked loaf of bread that you can buy that is called Texas toast bread and it works for this recipe as well. I prefer the smaller, thick-sliced rounded top loaves that you can see in my photos, but the choice is up to you!
How to Make Texas Toast
I never actually grill my Texas toast, I bake mine in the oven just like the frozen ones that you buy. However, once you try this method, I honestly doubt you are even going to make garlic bread again. If asked, this is my family's first choice every time.
- Get out a large baking sheet and preheat your oven.
- Combine the butter, garlic, and parsley. If desired you can make my homemade garlic butter recipe instead, which has some additional ingredients in it that really make this amazing!
- Slather a thick layer onto each side of the bread, then lay on a baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven until both sides are browned and crispy.
- Serve and enjoy.
Grilling Texas Toast
You can absolutely grill up this Texas toast like it's traditionally made! Simply put it on the grill and toast it until each side is browned and crispy. I find it's actually better made in the oven as it cooks in a pool of melted garlic butter while browning and the results are even better than what you get on a grill. Just look at that even browning and crispy edges, it's hard to achieve that on a grill.
Main Dishes to go with Texas Toast
This recipe is a great one to have on hand lately, with groceries not always being in stock. Mike and I have really been making almost everything we can at home that we usually buy, and even when supplies aren't affected anymore we are going to keep making homemade Texas toast instead of ordering the frozen stuff, it's a keeper!
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Homemade Texas Toast Garlic Bread
- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Cook Time
- 10 minutes
- Side Dish
- Karlynn Johnston
- 8 slices Texas sandwich bread
- 1/2 cup salted butter melted
- 2 tablespoons garlic puree
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- Preheat your oven to 375°F.
- In a small bowl, combine the butter, the garlic puree and the dried parsley.
- Taking a pastry brush, coat both sides of the bread slices with the butter garlic mixture and place on a large baking sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, checking the bottom of the toast slices every few minutes. When the bottom of the slice is browned nicely, flip it over and then brown the other side.
- Remove once both sides of the toast are golden brown,
- Serve immediately.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.