How to Make Homemade Garlic Bread Toast

  • by Nonna Box March 12, 2017
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  • Last Updated on August 21, 2020
Garlic bread toasts

Even when you don’t have time to make a fresh loaf of homemade bread, you can still serve delicious, warm slices of bread with your meal. It only takes a few minutes! All you need is a loaf of good Italian bread, a clove of garlic, some olive oil, and, if you like, a few sprigs of fresh parsley.

Once you assemble everything, pop it in the oven for a few minutes while you set the table or finish preparing the rest of the meal. Crispy, warm, flavorful bread straight from the oven—what could be better?

Garlic toast goes well with just about any Italian meal. Use it to sop up extra sauce from pasta dishes or to accompany roast chicken, a bowl of risotto, or a hearty salad.

If you really like garlic, feel free to increase the amount of garlic in this recipe. You can even use butter instead of olive oil or sprinkle on some Parmigiano-Reggiano for extra flavor.

Besides being delicious and wonderfully aromatic, this garlic toast also offers some excellent health benefits. Olive oil, of course, provides plenty of omega-3s, or healthy fatty acids.

Garlic has immune-boosting and anti-infection properties, aids in the absorption of essential nutrients, and even helps prevent cancer, among many other benefits.

Garlic bread toasts

Homemade Garlic Bread Toast

Another, more time-saving, way to make homemade garlic bread is to make homemade garlic toast. Here’s how you do it.
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Course: Antipasto
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories: 3163kcal
Author: Nonna Box



  • Preheat the oven or the toaster oven to 350°F.
  • Cut the Italian bread into thick slices, place in a baking pan, and set aside.
  • Peel the garlic cloves and finely chop. Set aside.
  • Remove the stalks from the parsley and finely chop the leaves. Set aside.
  • Drizzle olive oil over each slice of bread and rub minced garlic on them. Sprinkle chopped parsley over each as a finishing touch.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 14 minutes, or just until the bread is crisply toasted and golden brown.
Calories: 3163kcal | Carbohydrates: 296g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 199g | Saturated Fat: 108g | Sodium: 2100mg | Potassium: 1228mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 174g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Iron: 11.9mg
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