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Homemade Garlic Toast

Make crispy, crunchy, and buttery garlic toast with this easy recipe.  All you need to make this tasty appetizer is bread, cheese, butter, and herbs.  Each bite of this buttery side dish is wonderful!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crunchy garlic toast, homemade garlic toast with garlic powder
Servings: 19 slices
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Brooke


  • 1 ½ cups salted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 Italian loaf cut into 19 slices


  • Move the oven rack 6 inches from the broiler then preheat the broiler on high.
  • Using a bread knife, slice the Italian loaf into 19 slices, reserving the ends for another use.
  • To make the herb butter, put the softened butter, spices, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl then stir until combined.
  • Get a large baking tray and place it beside where you are working.
  • Spread the herb butter on both sides of each slice of bread.  You can used a knife or an angled metal spatula normally used for cake decorating.  Remember to not spread the herb butter on too thinly; you'll need a certain amount to maximize flavor.  Place the slices close together on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake in the oven under the broiler for 4 to 5 minutes each side or until golden brown.  Watch closely after the first two minutes so the slices don't burn.  You'll need to remove some slices from the middle first.  Place these on a large cutting board.  Once the rest of the tray is done, turn the garlic toast over with a large metal spatula.  Place the tray back in the oven to bake the other side of the garlic toast.
  • Serve warm.  To help keep the garlic toast warm, place it in a large bowl lined with a fabric napkin or a clean tea towel.  Close up the napkin to retain the heat.  Garlic toast tastes best if eaten the same day.  If you have leftovers, freeze and reheat in the microwave or under the broiler for a minute to crisp it.


  • Don't use the pre-grated stuff, as it doesn't melt very well.  Grate your own.
  • For the best flavor, use butter and skip the margarine.
  • For easier slicing and better taste, use day old bread.
  • Both sides of the bread, need butter.
  • Eat this soon after it comes out of the oven, for the best flavor.


Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 476IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg