Homemade Texas Toast

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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!

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Homemade Texas Toast

Texas Toast

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!

bread buttered with garlic butter on a baking sheet

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.


close up Homemade Texas Toast on a wooden board

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.

close up of Texas toast

Main Dishes to go with Texas Toast

Of course, you need Texas toast with beef lasagna but you can also try it with my shrimp alfredo, spaghetti pie, or my cheese chicken spaghetti!

Basically, it goes with any pasta, but hey, try it alongside a homemade Caesar salad or grilled salmon just like the restaurants serve!

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!

Happy cooking!




How to make doubled-sided, buttery garlic loaded Texas toast garlic bread. This is the best homemade garlic toast, your family will love it! Use this as a side for your pasta's and soups.

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Homemade Texas Toast Garlic Bread

How to make doubled-sided, buttery garlic loaded Texas toast garlic bread. This is the best homemade garlic toast, your family will love it! Use this as a side for your pasta's and soups.
5 from 16 votes
close up Homemade Texas Toast on a wooden board
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.

Recipe Notes

You HAVE to use the Texas sandwich bread, it's the right thickness and size!

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.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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