garlic cheese toast

Garlic cheese toast recipe

Updated: August 10, 2022, By Swasthi, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Garlic cheese toast recipe – A quick cheese garlic bread toast under 20 mins. You can make this with any kind of bread you have. I went ahead using a whole meal loaf. This is a very simple garlic bread recipe and you can spice it up with own ideas like using chili flakes, crushed pepper or even with fresh herbs or dried herbs.

garlic cheese toast

This can be made in oven and even on stove top. Sharing both of them here in the same post.

This garlic cheese toast is a favorite with my kids and I make this for the after school snacking. Sometimes I do make it for dinner along with tomato soup or vegetable soup.

This recipe uses minimum ingredients so I made it the basic and simple way. You can get innovative and use your own ideas like using green chilies for heat, veggies for nutrition etc.

Sometimes I use bell peppers and sometimes only the sweet corn.


1. Add soft butter and chopped garlic to a bowl. If using unsalted butter, you may add a bit, not too much since there is salt in cheese too. Preheat the oven to 190 C. If making on stove top, heat up the pan / tawa on a medium heat.

making garlic butter

2. Whisk it up well to make a smooth garlic butter.

smooth whisked garlic butter for cheese garlic bread

3. Smear the butter generously. Press the garlic chunks a bit into the bread to prevent them from falling off. If making on stove top, i suggest buttering both the sides. Put this in the oven and bake for 12 mins. If making on tawa, toast it on one side on a medium high heat.

preheat oven

4. While the bread toasts, grate your cheese. I avoid buying ready grated cheese since most of these have preservatives in E series added to it.

grating mozarella for garlic cheese bread toast

5. The garlic bread is done to golden. Bring the tray out of the oven.

golden toasted garlic cheese toast

How to make garlic cheese toast

6. Sprinkle cheese generously on the hot bread along with your favorite seasoning like chili flakes, herbs etc. Put back in the oven for 2 to 3 mins or until the cheese melts and begins to turn golden.

Making garlic cheese toast on tawa – Lower the flame completely and keep the pan covered for a while or until the cheese begins to melt. To melt the cheese better you can also microwave for 6o to 90 seconds.

baking garlic cheese bread 05

Serve cheese garlic bread hot.

garlic cheese bread

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Quick garlic cheese toast made on tawa and oven. Garlic cheese toast is great to serve as a snack or a appetizer. Spice it up the way you like with chilies or chili flakes and fresh or dried herbs.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings6 slices

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 6 slices bread (any bread)
  • 3 tbsps butter softened
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced or finely chopped
  • ¾ to 1 cup cheese grated or slice (i used mozzarella)
  • Salt (optional)


  • 1 tbsp parsley or cilantro or coriander leaves
  • ¾ tsp oregano (use more as needed)
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes or coarse crushed pepper as needed



  • Make garlic butter by whisking together butter and minced garlic with a fork.

To make on stovetop

  • Heat a pan on stove top.
  • Butter the bread slices and toast on one side until crisp.
  • Flip the bread (crisp side on top). Then sprinkle the cheese, herbs and chill flakes over the garlic toasted bread. 
  • Cover with a lid and toast on a lowest flame until the cheese begins to melt off. Keep checking to avoid burning.

How to make garlic cheese toast in oven

  • Preheat the oven to 190 C or 370 F.
  • Butter the bread on one side. Toast in the oven for 7 to 8 mins or until crisp.
  • Then sprinkle the cheese, herbs and chill flakes over the bread. 
  • Bake it again for 3 mins or until the cheese turns golden & begins to melt.
  • Serve garlic cheese toast hot.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Garlic cheese toast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 578mg25%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 935IU19%
Vitamin C 3.4mg4%
Calcium 298mg30%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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The butttered side to put dow.n on tawa ,and after dine other side to bake with the rest , without butter?

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Very testy, i really like your recipe very much

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I tried making this recipe and it was a fantastic taste!

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Looks amazing ..will definitely try 🙂

I did the recipe but my way (basically i used whatever items i had in the house). I got a bowl and did your recipe but i used salted butter, leftover cheddar cheese (which wasn’t much) and i didn’t measure the garlic, i just added two pieces of it. Overall i enjoyed the little snack and so did my family. I don’t really cook and im only 12 so this recipe was helpful and easy and it helped a lot!

I think this recipe if AMAZING 🙂 (if you make it correct or a bit different but mostly like this recipe)

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Thankyou so much for this recipe. I tried the tawa version and it came out really well.?

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Home cooking made easy! Your blog really helps. You always come as saviour. Thanks

I love all the recipes and how you make it seems really simple ..I will be doing your recipes..can’t wait ..thank you .

Great recipe and teaching. .

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Delicious .. fast and easy. Thanks

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I like the way do your site explains the recipe. Easy to understand and awesome to taste due to the tips.
Thank you

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Nice recipies. Very nicely explained

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Very nice and toooo much yummy to have it.?????

Now I can serve good breakfast to my family.

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Simple easy to follow surly delicious not only gor kids but for adults too

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Very Tasty and easy to make .thank u Ma’am

Hi if we don’t have chilli flakes and oregano any other option?

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Dear Swasthi , I tried your cake recipes and pizza, all worked very well. Can you post more recipe on black forest cakes and bread. Thanks a lot.

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It’s truely a amazing dish nd wht a combination of garlic and cheese. I love it?

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It’s truly a fantastic dish, I have ever tried……..
God bless you…….?