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How to Make Frozen Garlic Bread, Texas Toast Style

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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?

DIY frozen garlic bread aka Texas Toast

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

Definitely a no-brainer!

This recipe for frozen garlic bread calls for spreading sliced of fresh bread with a mixture of butter, garlic, parmesan cheese, and seasonings to make individual servings. There’s no reason you can’t 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.

frozen garlic toast on a white plate

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DIY Ready-to-Heat Frozen Garlic Bread

DIY Ready-to-Heat Frozen Garlic Bread

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

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?

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Freeze for 20-25 minutes or until the bread has completely frozen. Place individual slices of bread in a freezer-safe storage container.
  3. 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 476mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

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Originally published in April 2016; this post has been updated.

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Loriel Adams

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
  • Melissa Feb 20, 2015, 8:20 am

    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 am

      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!

  • Kathryn Grace Aug 24, 2015, 6:11 am

    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!

  • Kathryn Grace Aug 25, 2015, 10:12 am

    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!

  • Alicia Feb 25, 2016, 4:46 am

    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 am

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

  • Tina May 15, 2016, 2:32 am

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

  • almas.nathoo Dec 19, 2016, 11:53 am

    Hi,
    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.
    thanks
    I enjoyed your webpage.
    almas nathoo

  • Michelle Mar 24, 2018, 7:09 pm

    Great recipe.
    Delicious and super easy to make.

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