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4 Ingredient Easy Texas Toast

Crunchy, buttery, thick and zesty with garlic! Who could ask for a butter accompaniment to their meal than 4 Ingredient Easy Texas Toast

A photo of 4 slices of Texas Toast in a basket

4 Ingredient Texas Toast

Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy
  • Cheap 
  • Fast 
  • Butter and Garlic on Thick Toast? What more do you need? 
  • It’s one of the GREAT bread recipes here at Loaves and Dishes, like this Mushroom BAcon pull apart bread!

How To Make 4 Ingredient Easy Texas Toast

STEP 1. 

Cut a loaf of Italian Bread into 1″ slices

Loaf of Italian Bread sliced into 1 inch slices with knife and baking pan

STEP 2. 

Mix the room temperature butter with garlic and herbs

Stick of butter in a yellow bowl with herbs and garlic

STEP 3. 

Using a fork, smash the butter, herbs and garlic together

yellow bowl with butter, herbs and garlic smashed together with fork

STEP 4. 

Spread the herbed butter onto the bread and bake

Herbed butter spread on the bread and placed in baking sheet

How to Make Easy Texas Toast

To make easy texas toast, slice Italian bread into 1 inch texas toast style pieces. In a bowl, use a fork and mix together well: room temperature butter, garlic and herbs. Spread herbed butter onto bread and toast for 4 minutes in broiler.

A photo of 4 Ingredient Easy Texas Toast sitting on a long rectangular dish

4 Ingredient Easy Texas Toast

Frequently Asked Questions about How To Make Easy Texas Toast

What IS Texas Toast? 

Texas toast is a buttered, thick slice of bread (often an italian style bread) that is toasted with butter, garlic and herbs on top. 

What temperature do I Toast My Texas Toast? 

Set the oven to broil and broil and entire pan of toast for 4 minutes on one side, flip and then another 2 minutes on the other side. 

How Thick Is Texas Toast? 

Texas Toast is about 1″ thick. Be sure to use a serrated knife to cut texas toast because this will give you the cleanest slice. 

Is it Cheaper to Make Your Own Texas Toast? 

My local grocery sells 5 slices of Texas Toast that you can bake at home for $2.99 = 0.60c per each. I can buy an entire loaf of Italian bread for $1.99 and a stick of butter costs 0.85c. A single loaf of italian bread makes at least 12 slices of Texas Toast making it cost 0.24c per each. 

You decide. 

Can I freeze my Texas Toast? 

Yes, you can freeze this texas toast at any stage. I recommend freezing the loaf of italian bread and then making it up when you need it. You can also freeze it with the butter applied and ready to bake, but it may be a little messy that way. 

How Do I Use the Frozen Texas Toast? 

Place the frozen bread onto a baking sheet, bake in the oven on 350 for 10 minutes. Turn once while baking.


According to Wikipedia (it’s on the internet, it has to be true!), Texas toast began in Denton, Texas when an order for a thicker slice of bread was too big for the toaster and the wise chef suggested grilling it on the grill instead. Surely, a gentleman after my own heart!

Here’s more great info about famous texas toast!


That is just the thing with Texas Toast, right? First of all, it doesn’t fit in the toaster, if you could fit it in the toaster, it wouldn’t’ be Texas Toast, right? As a result, it would simply be buttered toast.

You CAN make texas toast in the toaster oven!


That part is simple! Just keep scrolling to the recipe and you’ll find the simple way to make 4 Ingredient Texas Toast!


The kind of bread my family prefers most of all for Texas Toast is Italian Bread, give it a try and see what you think! It is the most noteworthy kind! 

Can I Use Margarine or a Butter Substitute Instead of Real Butter. 

Yes you can, but we think that real butter tastes best! 

Can I Add Anything Else to My Texas Toast? 

Yes! We love to add a little cheese on top! Mozzarella is a good choice and so is cheddar. 

What Goes with Texas Toast? 

We LOVE some of the following with Texas Toast….

Cheeseburger Shellys

Cowboy Lasagna

Pepperoni Meatball Sub

Gouda Mac


A photo of slices of texas toast with melted cheese on a white plate.

A photo of slices of texas toast with melted cheese on a white plate.

Tips and Tricks for Perfect Easy Texas Toast

  • Fresh bread makes the best texas toast, so always use as quickly as possible when leaving the store. 
  • This bread freezes very well, so, if you only need 1/2 a loaf, freeze the rest and use it in the next 3 months. 
  • Use a serrated knife to cut the bread to keep from squishing it down when cutting. 
  • To really jazz up your Texas Toast, add some cheese on top! You won’t be sorry!
A photo of cheesy Texas Toast for 4 Ingredient Easy Texas Toast

4 Ingredient Easy Texas Toast


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A photo of 4 slices of Texas Toast in a basket

4 Ingredient Easy Texas Toast

This easy recipe for delicious THREE INGREDIENT Texas Toast will have your family begging for more
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: texas toast, easy texas toast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 333kcal


  • 1 loaf Italian Bread or any bread that you enjoy.
  • 8 Tbs Butter room temp
  • 1 Tbs garlic minced
  • 1 Tbs Italian Herbs dried


  • Slice the bread to the thickness that you enjoy.  1" is about right.
  • In a bowl, mix together the room temperature butter, garlic and herbs
  • Spread the butter mixture on the bread.
  • Cook under the broiler for 4 minutes on one side
  • Turn the bread and broil on the other side for 1 minute.
  • Serve hot.


  • Use a serrated knife to cut the bread to avoid squishing it down. 
  • Mix the butter, herbs and garlic together using a fork, it smashes the butter together well. 
  • Perfectly fine to use jarred minced garlic.  If you are mincing yourself, mince very fine. 
  • If you don't have italian dried herbs, substitute a mixture of thyme, rosemary, parsley. 
PRO TIP: Add a sprinkle of cheese (cheddar is a good choice) to really jazz up your meal! 


Nutrition Facts
4 Ingredient Easy Texas Toast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 333 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 243mg10%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 244IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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***This post has been updated with “why this recipe works” “FAQ’s” step by step photos, video, nutrition information and equipment information. The recipe instructions have been rewritten and clarified. This post was previously updated on April 20, 2018 and originally appeared in 2015***


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That you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. ~ Ephesians 3:16-21

Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

Recipe Rating

Mark Yalian

Tuesday 8th of May 2018

Thanks! Didn't know Texas Toast was so easy! Didn't buy any bread though, used my own kind. Glorifying Gods Word was/is a very nice touch. Don't see enough of God anywhere ya look on the web, very unfortunately. Thank y'all very much for the recipe & even more for the Word of encouragement from God/Jesus Christ!

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 8th of May 2018

Hey there Mark. Thank you so much for the words of encouragement! Glad you enjoyed the toast as well! :)


Friday 4th of May 2018

Enjoy at your place :-) THANK YOU !


Friday 2nd of February 2018

Love it!

Doris Giannini

Friday 21st of July 2017


Wendi Spraker

Friday 21st of July 2017

You are welcome. Thank you for visiting!


Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

I stumbled across your website looking for a garlic bread with Texas toast. Love Bible verse I believe that out of this website God is richly blessing you send using you as a tool for is kingdom thanks for the receipt God bless in you and your family.


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