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Garlic Bread in Toaster Oven 

Garlic bread from scratch is mouthwatering and the ultimate comfort food. While it’s often associated with restaurants and takeout, making garlic bread in toaster oven at home is a simple and rewarding experience.

garlic bread in toaster oven

Let’s talk about the art of crafting the perfect garlic bread in a toaster oven. From selecting the best ingredients to mastering the cooking process, and we’ll even explore some creative variations to elevate this classic treat. (affiliate links present)

Toaster Oven Garlic Bread

The start of this whole thing is the base. There are tons of variations as far as that goes. You can make Garlic Bread Rolls with the flavoring on the top or in the middle but typically a loaf of French bread would be used, or slices of sandwich bread.

  1. Start with a high quality loaf of bread. A rustic Italian or French baguette is an excellent choice, as it has a crisp crust and a soft, airy interior that’s perfect for holding garlic butter.
    • you can use others though like leftover Challah that has been sliced as well for a bit of a sweetness.
  2. Fresh garlic is essential for that authentic garlic flavor. Use as much or as little as you like, depending on your taste preferences.
  3. Unsalted butter is the base but oil and salt is an alternative for dairy free. Butter should be softened to room temperature for easy mixing.
  4. Enhance the flavor with a combination of fresh or dried herbs like parsley, oregano, basil, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. While optional, a sprinkle of grated Parmesan or mozzarella cheese can take your toasted garlic bread to the next level.

You can add some heat like we did with our Garlic Bread with Roasted Garlic too with red pepper flakes or cayenne.

How to Cook Garlic Bread in Toaster Oven

How to Cook Garlic Bread in Toaster Oven

Start by finely mincing or crushing the garlic cloves. Mix them thoroughly with the softened butter, herbs, and seasonings. Adjust the quantities to your taste.

  1. Use sliced Italian bread or cut baguette into slices. Rolls can be cut in half lengthwise to create two even halves.
  2. Generously spread the garlic butter mixture over the cut sides of the bread. Make sure to get it into all the nooks and crannies.
  3. If you’re making cheesy garlic bread, like we do to serve with our Chicken Breast in a Toaster Oven, sprinkle it evenly over the garlic butter coated bread.

Cooking Garlic Bread in a Toaster Oven

  1. Preheating Oven is important, to 450°F on the toast or bake setting. Preheating ensures even cooking and a perfectly crisp exterior.
  2. Toasting Time will take about 5-8 minutes, or until the bread turns golden brown and the cheese (if added) is bubbly and lightly browned.
  3. Broiling is a setting you could use for the last minute or two of cooking, works well if you add cheese at the end.
  4. Serve Hot immediately with your Salmon Toaster Oven and let it cool for a minute or two. Then, slice and serve immediately while it’s still warm and the cheese is gooey.

In addition to spreading garlic butter, layer slices of mozzarella or provolone cheese between the bread halves for an oozy, cheesy delight. You can elevate the flavor by adding fresh herbs like chopped parsley, rosemary, or thyme to your garlic butter mixture.

Garlic bread is an easy side dish, and making it in your toaster oven allows you to enjoy its mouthwatering goodness at home with minimal effort.

Toaster Oven Garlic Bread

Perfect Garlic Bread

Add a dash of crushed red pepper flakes for a hint of heat in your garlic bread. Spread a layer of sundried tomato pesto on the bread before adding the garlic butter for a burst of tangy flavor. You can even use two slices and make Grilled Cheese in Toaster Oven with this garlic outside for added wow!!

  • Ensure an even distribution of garlic mixture suggested below or Cowboy Butter Recipe across the bread.
  • Use the freshest ingredients available for the best flavor. Fresh garlic and real butter make a significant difference.
  • Keep an eye on it while to prevent burning. The cooking time can vary depending on the thickness of the bread.
  • It is at its best when served hot and fresh to remain crispy garlic bread especially if you added parmesan cheese to the top.

Whether you enjoy this as an appetizer alongside Potatoes in a Toaster Oven with dinner, or a tasty snack, your toaster oven is the perfect tool to create this classic treat. Experiment with different variations ad share it with loved ones.

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Garlic Bread in Toaster Oven

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic bread, toast, toaster oven
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 89kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Preheat machine to 450° F on the toast or bake setting. Preheating ensures even cooking and a perfectly crisp exterior.
  • Mix together garlic, room temp. butter and any seasonings you like. Spread on one side of the bread.
  • Wrap tray with aluminum foil and set on top with buttered side facing up. Slide into the bottom rack of preheated machine. (can sprinkle a bit of cheese on top if desired too)
  • Toast until browned on top and butter is melted and soaked in. It will take about 5-8 minutes typically depending on how large your slices are. Do not allow them to overlap. If you want them really crispy you can switch to broil setting at the end for 1-2 minutes.


Nutrition Facts
Garlic Bread in Toaster Oven
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 21mg1%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 0.03mg0%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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