Indulge in the epitome of comfort and flavor with our cheesy Homemade Texas Toast Garlic Bread recipe. Crafted with thick slices of rich brioche bread, this delectable delight takes just 20 minutes to whip up, making it the perfect addition to any meal. With its garlicky, herby, and golden cheesy goodness, each bite becomes a burst of savory delight, elevating your dining experience to a whole new level of deliciousness. Air-fryer, Gluten-free + Vegan option.
The beauty of my Homemade Texas Toast Garlic Bread recipe lies in its incredible versatility--Whether it's alongside a steaming bowl of soup, as an accompaniment to pasta, or simply enjoyed as a standalone snack, this buttery, garlicky golden brown creation has my heart. It definitely holds its own in the deliciousness department-- right alongside my Cheesy Kale Garlic Bread recipe, because you can never have too many garlic bread recipes up your sleeve! Haha
Whenever I'm in the kitchen, this easy Texas toast garlic bread recipe is my unwavering choice – a perfect match for just about anything, from the comforting 'Marry Me' Tuscan Chicken Gnocchi Soup to the indulgent Skillet Tuscan Pumpkin Stuffed Shells, not to mention the rich Creamy White Chicken Lasagna Soup and the classic Creamy Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup.
And the best part? You have the option to make it even more special by choosing between ready-made brioche bread or creating your own from scratch with my Soft Buttery Vegan Brioche Bread recipe. This garlic bread recipe is not only the perfect side dish it's a total breeze to make-- ready in just 20 minutes. It's a hit with kids + a total crowd-pleaser. You can customize it to your liking with both vegan and gluten-friendly options. For an extra twist, try it with a dollop of Homemade Pesto Sauce!
The story of "Texas Toast" begins with a Texan legend from the 1940s at the Pig Stand restaurant. Here, thicker bread slices, too wide for a regular toaster, were the starting point for something special. They took to grilling the bread instead, and the rest is history. This buttery, grilled creation became an instant favorite and gave birth to the Texas toast we all love.
My Homemade Texas Toast Garlic Bread is all about that special herby garlic butter blend--It's a mix of softened butter, a splash of olive oil, a pinch of salt, a twist of black pepper, garlic powder, oregano, parsley, basil, and thyme. When these flavors come together, they create a mouthwatering butter paste that we generously slather over thickly cut brioche bread. And let's not forget that final touch of melty cheddar cheese, giving you that perfect golden goodness we all crave.
To make this delectable garlic bread, your first step is to slice the brioche bread into thick, hearty pieces--Afterward, prepare the garlic butter mixture and you're ready to assemble! Spread generous dollops of the garlic butter mixture onto each slice of bread, and follow it up with a liberal sprinkling of shredded cheese. Then, it's into the oven for 10-15 minutes, allowing it to transform into a delightful, crisp, and golden delight.
The delicious savory flavor of this cheesy herby garlic bread comes from a handful of simple ingredients.
Here's what you need -
Here, I’ve curated a list of baking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite baked goods, especially with this Texas Toast Garlic Bread. Everything from my fave loaf pan, wooden spoons, parchment paper, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
When it comes to using olive oil, it's always important to use a high-quality oil which gives you the most robust flavor. I love using EVOO (aka Extra virgin olive oil) for the best chemical stability when it comes to baking or cooking, however, you can also use artisan-style oil for even more flavor. Personally, I enjoy using Brightland's oils which come in various flavor profiles like basil, chili oil, etc. which adds so much flavor to this garlic bread as well.
Even though this cheesy Texas toast garlic bread is based on using cheddar cheese, you can also switch things up and add a new flare to it's flavor profile by adding any of the following (feel free to mix and match):
This cheesy garlic bread recipe is the ideal companion to a range of comforting dishes. Whether you're enjoying classics like mac + cheese, rich dishes like Creamy Chicken Alfredo, or flavorful options such as Creamy Jumbo Shell Garlic Tomato Pasta, Creamy Blackened Chicken Rigatoni Pasta, or Pesto Rigatoni Pasta Bake, or even the timeless favorite, lasagna, this garlic bread's delightful crunch is the ideal accompaniment.
For those cozy soup nights, pair it with Creamy Cajun Pumpkin Tortellini Soup or the classic Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup. For an extra dose of garlic bread goodness, indulge in Creamy Garlic Bread Soup. Or opt for a balanced meal by serving it with a fresh salad like this Fall Harvest BBQ Chickpea Kale Salad.
Ready to elevate your Homemade Texas Toast recipe to the next level? Try these delicious add-on ideas!
If you're thinking of making this delicious cheesy garlic bread recipe in an air fryer, it's definitely an easy task! To do so, simply spray the air fryer basket with oil and once your garlic bread is assembled with the toppings, place each bread inside of your air fryer and cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-6 minutes or until golden at the edges and the cheese has melted.
If you're thinking of making this cheesy Texas toast recipe in batches so that you can easily pull them out of your freezer and heat up when ready to enjoy, no worries! It's so simple to do so. They last for up to 3 months. Here's how to freeze garlic bread for longer in a few steps:
Leftover bread is best kept tightly wrapped in foil paper or plastic wrap, refrigerated for 3-5 days for optimal freshness. To extend its shelf life, you can also freeze garlic bread. When frozen, garlic bread will last for 2-3 months.
Absolutely! You can reheat garlic bread in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 350 degrees or in the oven for about 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees.
To make this Texas Toast garlic bread GF-friendly, be sure to substitute the brioche bread with a gluten-free version.
This garlic bread can definitely be enjoyed vegan by substituting three things: the butter + the cheese and ensuring that the bread is vegan-friendly. For a vegan option, So Delicious Dairy-Free or Violife cheese shreds tastes great.
It's so easy! If you like crispier garlic bread, bake it for 3-5 minutes more, watching it carefully so that it doesn't burn or get too crispy. However, If you like it softer, take it out closer to 10 minutes or wrap the bread in aluminum foil before baking it so that it remains soft while baking.
To prevent garlic bread from getting soggy, be sure to wrap it tightly in foil or plastic wrap before adding it to the fridge. You can also store it in a resealable ziplock bag and ensure that the air is squeezed out.
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