Always-Ready Garlic Toast

Keep piles of this classic Italian-American bread in the freezer and pull out only what you need.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 loaf Italian or French bread
  • 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
  • 1⁄2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1⁄3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Cut bread into 1-inch slices. Mix butter, garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, and parsley in a medium mixing bowl. Spread garlic butter on each slice of bread and place on a baking sheet. Freeze 2 hours, then transfer slices to a large zip-top plastic bag.
  • Place frozen slices of garlic bread on a baking sheet. Bake on middle rack at 425°F for 5 to 7 minutes.