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Texas Toast Garlic Bread

This Texas Toast Garlic Bread is the simplest side dish and is way better than the frozen stuff. It only requires a few ingredients and is loaded with garlic, butter, and 2 kinds of cheese. Does it get any better than this combo? Make this as a side for your next pasta night and I promise you will not have any leftovers.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 pieces
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Brianna May

Ingredients

  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 cloves garlic pressed*
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • 8 slices thick sliced white bread*
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese
  • ¾ ounce (¼ cup) parmesan cheese*

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a small saucepan or in the microwave, melt the butter. Stir in the garlic, salt, oregano, and parsley. Brush both sides of the bread lightly with the butter mixture.
  • Spoon the remaining garlic and herbs on top of the bread.
  • Top the bread with the mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the bottom of the bread is golden brown. Garnish with additional herbs if desired.

Notes

Garlic: If you do not have a garlic press, you can use garlic paste which can be found in the refrigerated produce section. 
White Bread: The key is to use thick pieces of white sandwich bread. In the south, you can find loaves that are actually called Texas toast. Unfortunately, the only store I can easily shop at up here is Whole Foods. I like the Naked Classic White from there. 
Parmesan Cheese: Omit and use an extra ounce of mozzarella, if you do not have any parmesan on hand.
Store leftover toast in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until heated through. 
Use a metal pan. When the metal pan gets hot, the buttered bread that is touching it will become crispy and golden brown. Do not use a glass/ceramic dish or parchment paper/silicone mat. This prevents the bottom from crisping up.
The cheese melts before the bread becomes crispy. The cheese will probably look completely melted after 10 or 15 minutes. I found that at this point the bread was not crispy. This is why I emphasize checking the bottoms for color to know when the toast is done.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 468mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g