How to Make Frozen Garlic Bread, Texas Toast Style

Make this frozen garlic bread recipe at home for a fast side dish. Skip the packaging and the weird ingredients that comes with ready made Texas Toast; make your own!

If you really want to make it from scratch, use a loaf of this homemade sandwich bread.

frozen garlic toast on a white plate

The freezer section of the grocery store has everything you could possibly want: Frozen waffles, frozen veggies, frozen whipped cream, frozen pies, and frozen garlic bread, aka Texas Toast.

The sheer convenience makes purchasing these things appealing. But when you count all the wasted packaging, the carbon footprint, and the addition of all the weird ingredients lurking in these supermarket frozen foods… well, it begins to not seem so appealing after all.

Homemade waffles are incredibly easy to make and can be frozen for later use. You can harvest your own veggies at the peak of ripeness and freeze them yourself in reusable bags or containers. Heck, even homemade whipped cream and pies are super easy to make — all of which you can freeze.

And frozen garlic bread, aka Texas Toast? Have you taken a look at the ingredients found on the ingredient label? Holy GMO and preservatives Batman!

ingredients label from a frozen box of Texas Toast

You’re probably already making homemade bread so why not take the extra step by adding butter, garlic, and seasonings, then freezing the bread for later use?

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DIY Frozen Garlic Bread

  • No weird ingredients
  • Less packaging
  • AND it allows you to have delicious garlic toast at your fingertips

Definitely a no-brainer!


Homemade BreadSlice your Sandwich Bread nice and thick! You can also cut a loaf of French bread in half lengthwise for the perfect garlic loaf.

Butter — Allow the butter to come to room temperature for easy mixing. Salted or unsalted doesn’t matter, just add salt or not, depending.

Garlic — Fresh garlic is key here! That’s the best flavor when you want garlic bread.

Parmesan — Grate it yourself for the best texture.

ParsleyOnce again, fresh! This is an easy herb to grow yourself.

How to Make Texas Toast

Spread out your bread on a baking sheet. Make sure it fits in your freezer!

Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl to combine.

Coat the bread with the butter mixture generously.

Freeze until solid, then store in a freezer container!


Can I make garlic bread fresh?

You can go ahead and broil this without freezing. You’ll just want to move it slightly further from the element and absolutely don’t walk away as it will be done in less time than from frozen! It’s perfect for meal prepping because you can spread all your toast and pop half in the freezer and half in the oven.

How should I prepare the garlic?

You can mince finely with a knife, or take it a step further and smash the dice with the side of your knife carefully. This will give you more flavor throughout without actually biting into a piece of garlic. Another option is to grate the cloves on a microplane. And of course, feel free to adjust the amount of garlic you use!

Storing Texas Toast

Make sure you’ve let the slices (or loaf) completely freeze before packaging. This way the butter will stay on the toast and not your storage container!


frozen garlic toast on a white plate

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frozen garlic toast on a white plate

DIY Ready-to-Heat Frozen Garlic Bread

You're probably already making homemade bread so why not take the extra step by adding butter, garlic, and seasonings, then freezing the bread for later use?
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Loriel Adams


  • 6 slices homemade bread (cut into 1-1/2 inch slices)
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic minced (amount depends on how garlicky you want your toast)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley diced
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


  • In a bowl, mix together all ingredients except sliced bread. Spread generously on one side of your bread, placing slices on a baking sheet that will fit in your freezer.
    6 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1 - 2 cloves garlic, 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, 6 slices homemade bread
  • Freeze for 20-25 minutes or until the bread has completely frozen. Place individual slices of bread in a freezer-safe storage container.
  • When you are ready to use your garlic toast, place each piece on a slotted broiler pan. Turn the oven to broil and place under the broiler for 3-5 minutes. DO NOT walk away or you will burn your toast. If you want, flip the garlic toast to make the other side crunchy.


  • You can use this same spread to make garlic bread by the loaf. Simply cut a loaf of French bread in half lengthwise and slather each cut side with the buttery mix. Run it under the broiler, just as you would the individual slices.


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 893mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg
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About the author: Loriel is on a journey to a more natural life and hopes to inspire those around her by writing about her stories on her blog Naturally Loriel. She lives an abundant life with her husband Scott, toddler Andrew, a crazy little Lilly cat and a flock of 8 chickens. She’s a dreamer of self-sufficiency, a lover of all things sweet, and has a knack for story-telling.

9 comments… add one
  • Michelle Mar 24, 2018 @ 19:09

    Great recipe.
    Delicious and super easy to make.

  • almas.nathoo Dec 19, 2016 @ 11:53

    I have been making my own bread since age of 15 years. I am chef by profession and I like the idea of garlic which I grow in my garden. I grow all my foods etc. I wish we were allowed to keep chicken. As I live in a city with a big backyard. Grow, fruits,maple syrup, vegetable etc but no chicken at all.
    I enjoyed your webpage.
    almas nathoo

  • Tina May 15, 2016 @ 2:32

    Thanks for posting this recipe – I think it’ll make an excellent addition to my post-partum freezer recipes that I’ve already prepared!

  • Alicia Feb 25, 2016 @ 4:46

    I just came across you site from a link at WeGotReal. Your recipes are exactly what I was looking for today! I’m planning on stocking up the freezer with some homemade foods & this was heavenly timing! Thanks a lot!

    • Kris Bordessa Feb 25, 2016 @ 8:39

      Well, thanks, WeGotReal! And welcome, Alicia. 😉

  • Kathryn Grace Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:12

    Came back to let you know this is the Recipe of the Day today on my Facebook page, Cooking with Whole Grains & Real Whole Foods. Looking forward to trying it out on some homemade sourdough bread!

  • Kathryn Grace Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:11

    I didn’t even know you could buy bread in the freezer section, but I like your idea and your recipe. I imagine it would toast nicely in a toaster oven, too, for just the two of us. Thanks for the tip!

  • Melissa Feb 20, 2015 @ 8:20

    I have to admit the guilt of purchasing such horrible frozen breads in an effort to save time…only to get it home and feel horrible about all of the additives in my “convenience purchase”. There really is nothing like homemade bread…but when you add all the goodness you’ve mentioned here to it, it rises to a whole other level 🙂

    • Loriel Feb 20, 2015 @ 10:58

      I agree with you 100%! It’s a weird vicious cycle, but if you can carve a couple hours out of your day to make the homemade bread, you can use half of the loaf for fresh bread and half for the garlic toast. 🙂 Yum, now I want some!

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