Three Amazing Ways to Make Garlic Toast

Three Unbelievable Ways to Make Delicious Garlic Toast

So I’ve given you fair warning – we have homemade French bread in the house! And that means that I’m having a blast with great new recipes that I get to share with you. Today I’m highlighting three easy ways to make unbelievably delicious garlic toast!

Garlic toast is a staple in any kitchen. Honestly, any kind of bread is a keeper in our house, but garlic toast is definitely toward the top of the list! It’s a yummy side for a hotdish (that’s casserole for non-Minnesotans…;) ) or pasta, and it’s as easy as buttering your bread and throwing on a few toppings.

You need these recipes up your sleeve!

Below are three basic recipes for garlic toast – basic, cheesy, and Mexican. Make sure you grab an index card and jot these down, and don’t miss the smart kitchen tips at the bottom. 🙂

 

Basic Garlic Toast

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This delicious recipe is for the garlic toast that Mom raised us on. It’s ultra-easy and super practical. Simple enough for quick family dinners and yummy enough for company. Here’s the directions!

  1. Preheat the oven to 400oF. While the oven is preheating, determine the amount of garlic toast you need and butter both sides of the appropriate number of bread slices.
  2. Place the buttered bread on a cookie sheet and sprinkle the slices with garlic salt.
  3. Place cookie sheet in the oven, and set the oven to Broil. (It probably won’t be finished preheating, but that’s okay.)
  4. Set a timer for 2 minutes, check the toast, set the timer for 1 minute, and check again. Repeat until the toast is done.
  5. Enjoy your delicious garlic toast, and hats off to Mom for finding such an easy recipe that always tastes amazing! 🙂

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Cheesy Garlic Toast

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I use this recipe for meals that we share with company, mostly because it’s an easy way to go the extra mile and make them feel special. 🙂 I love the cheesy goodness and the hint of basil, and while it takes a few more moments than the basic garlic toast, it’s definitely worth the time. This recipe is a spin-off of one that I found at www.sugarapron.com. Here’s the link! You can also find a more detailed version of this recipe in one of my earlier posts – here. 🙂

  1. Preheat the oven to 400oF. While the oven is preheating, determine the amount of garlic toast you need and butter both sides of the appropriate number of bread slices.
  2. Place the buttered bread on a cookie sheet and spread with the desired amount of mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. Then sprinkle with bread with a little of dried basil and garlic powder, to taste.
  3. Place cookie sheet in the oven, and set the oven to Broil.
  4. Set a timer for 2 minutes, check the toast, set the timer for 1 minute, and check again. Repeat until the toast is done.
  5. Enjoy! 🙂

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Mexican Garlic Bread

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This recipe is in honor of the many taco hotdishes I’ve found on Pinterest lately! Once again, it’s super easy, and it’s also an easy way to add a little fun and variety to supper tonight.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400oF. While the oven is preheating, determine the amount of garlic toast you need and butter both sides of the appropriate number of bread slices.
  2. Place the buttered bread on a cookie sheet and spread with the desired amount of taco cheese. (Cheddar cheese also works in a pinch!) Spread a spoonful of salsa onto each bread slice, and sprinkle lightly with taco cheese again.
  3. Place cookie sheet in the oven, and set the oven to Broil.
  4. Set a timer for 2 minutes, check the toast, set the timer for 1 minute, and check again. Repeat until the toast is done.
  5. Enjoy! 🙂

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Smart Kitchen Tips:

  • These recipes aren’t limited to French bread slices. You can use whatever bread you have on hand, and it will be delicious!
  • Preheat the oven while you butter the bread and put on the fixings, but set the oven to broil once the bread goes in the oven. The toast is done much faster that way, and you end up with the nice browned look on top!
  • Always use a timer when you set the oven to broil. Speaking from experience here! 🙂

I hope you find these recipes helpful… Happy Cooking!

~ Erin

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