Don’t waste your money on the processed store-bought stuff. It only takes ten minutes and five ingredients to make your own homemade freezer garlic bread.
I don’t love to admit it, but I have a weakness for store-bought frozen Texas toast. You know, the oval-shaped stuff you bake from frozen? It just pairs so perfectly with any sort of pasta dish. Of course, I much prefer homemade garlic bread, but we rarely buy any type of bread that isn’t regular whole wheat sandwich bread. You can bet if I make a loaf of French bread from scratch, I’ll be using at least a few slices to make homemade garlic bread.
It occurred to me a while back that it wouldn’t be difficult at all to make homemade freezer garlic bread. It only took me a few minutes to put together the spread, butter the toast, and stick everything in the freezer. Now we have access to garlic bread any time we want it and we didn’t pay for the over-priced, over-processed version from the freezer section of the grocery store.
One of the best things about this homemade freezer garlic bread- other than how awesome it tastes- is that it can totally be adapted to your own preferences. You can use any sort of homemade or store-bought bread. You can adjust the amounts of the seasonings I use, or you could add in your own favorites. You can even toss in some Parmesan cheese to kick it up a notch.
Homemade Freezer Garlic Bread
1 c. butter, room temperature
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
16 slices Texas toast
In a medium bowl, combine butter, garlic, salt, pepper, and onion powder. Mash and mix until everything is well incorporated. Spread one side of each slice of toast with about a tablespoon of the butter mixture, making sure to cover all the way to the edges. Place slices buttered side up on a baking sheet and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Place in freezer for an hour. Remove and transfer slices to a gallon-size zip-top freezer bag.
To bake: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place desired number of slices buttered side up on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
For more easy foods you can make at home, check out homemade tortilla chips and homemade microwave popcorn.
Yum! I am constantly buying garlic bread for the freezer, so how smart to make your own! Love it 🙂
You should totally make this then! It’s pretty quick to throw together.
I love me some good garlic bread! Thanks for sharing this easy recipe
You’re welcome, Valerie! I think you’d love this recipe.
Sarah @ BucketListTummy says
This is such a good idea and so simple. Thanks for sharing! We love garlic bread in our house but always buy the processed kinds 🙁
Thanks, Sarah! That kind is good, but I promise this is better!
Jenna @ A Savory Feast says
This is such a smart idea! Now you’ve got me craving some garlic bread.
Thanks, Jenna! Now you can make some to enjoy now and some to enjoy later. 🙂
This is a great idea! It would probably work really well with Italian bread too 🙂
Thank you, Alex! You’re right- it would be awesome with any kind of bread. I think I’ll double the recipe next time I make homemade Italian bread!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
Hi Abby – I noticed you asked the same question I did on the pintrest party and got no answer either. I didn’t get on their pinned board, in fact, looking back, I never have.
So I decided to come to your post and pin it from here!! The recipe looks great!
Thanks, Helen! That’s so sweet of you. I’m headed to your site now to do the same thing. 🙂
Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says
This is genius! I never even thought about doing something like this…I love this idea, and will be using it instead of buying garlic bread.
Thanks, Joanna! I think it’s something your family would love.