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Texas Toast Grilled Cheese Recipe

Texas Toast Grilled Cheese Recipe

This Texas Toast Grilled Cheese recipe is one of the easiest, cheesiest hot sandwiches you’ll ever make!

A frozen box of Texas Toast garlic bread transforms an average grilled cheese into a decadent, crave-able hot sandwich with just two ingredients!

Lots of flavor and melty, gooey cheese are the name of the game with this grilled cheese you make with just one kind of bread and one or two kinds of cheese.

The buttery, garlicky superpowers of this special bread make for one AMAZING grilled cheese sandwich.

This recipe specifically calls for the kind of garlic bread you find in the frozen foods section at the grocery store. It’s usually a small loaf or baguette that comes pre-sliced, pre-seasoned and already slathered with tons of butter. We used Kroger Brand, but New York Bakery brand works too! It’s perfect for a decadent grilled cheese. 

But if you have a loaf of plain, sliced white bread that is just thick-cut, like Mrs. Baird’s “Texas Toast” or Sara Lee Artesano, or a French loaf you’ve cut yourself, that will work too, but it will require some doctoring up:

To use plain, thick-cut bread, mix 4 T of butter or margarine, 1 t garlic powder, 1 t onion powder, and ⅛ t of salt in a small bowl. Apply about 1 t of this seasoned garlic spread to each side of the bread, then follow the recipe. It may take less time to cook if the bread does not come right out of the freezer.

What kind of cheese should I use for grilled cheese on Texas Toast garlic bread?

We used two slices off a simple block of Kroger Mild Cheddar and square slices of Aldi Happy Farms Swiss. But you can use whatever cheeses you have on hand. We recommend at least two different kinds for the flavor variation. 

Some other good options include:

  • Pepper Jack & cream chese
  • American & Shaved or shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Fontina & Goat cheese crumbles
  • Havarti with smoked gouda
  • Gruyere 
  • Muenster
  • Sharp, extra sharp, and white cheddar!

Almost any kind of cheese that you have on hand will work, but mild, soft cheese will be particularly good because it melts quickly, and the preseasoned frozen garlic bread will carry most of the flavor.

Steps to make Texas Toast Grilled Cheese

Here are a few details about how to make one very special Texas Toast grilled cheese sandwich on the stovetop.

  1. Preheat a nonstick frying pan on medium-low for a minute or two.
  2. Place both frozen slices of bread down on the hot pan. Cook for 2 minutes without moving.
  3. Flip the slices and top each side with the cheese (this will help all the cheese melt evenly). Don’t cover them with the other slices of bread yet.
  4. Cook for 2 minutes open-faced, keeping the heat on medium-low. Lower the heat if it starts to sizzle or smoke.
  5. Using tongs or a spatula, carefully lift one side and place cheese-side down on top of the other, so the two open-faces are now together into one sandwich. Press down lightly with spatula.
  6. Cook for a final 2 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a cutting board and cut, if desired.
  8. Serve immediately.

Tips for making Texas Toast Grilled Cheese

  • Because the bread is so thick, it requires special care and time in the pan. We provide detailed steps on this, but it’s still really easy. 
  • You can mix and match nearly any cheese, but we recommend at least two different kinds of cheese. 
  • You gotta like garlic. You’re making a grilled cheese out of frozen garlic bread, which comes pre-seasoned, so that garlic spread is powerful stuff.
  • No need to thaw the frozen garlic bread first. It heats up fairly quickly, so if you want a last-minute grilled cheese with garlic bread, this is for you.
  • You can add spreads on the inside of your grilled cheese also, but go lightly, since this is already a very rich sandwich. For a smoky element, try our Smoked Cream Cheese Without A Smoker.

Supplies to gather

Here are the tools you’ll need to make this Texas Toast Grilled Cheese:

  • Stovetop
  • Nonstick frying pan
  • Spatula
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife 
  • Grater (if needed to grate cheese)
  • Plate for serving

The bottom line

This recipe for Texas Toast Grilled Cheese used the frozen slices of preseasoned and buttered bread you can buy in your grocer’s freezer. 

The already-prepared bread means that you don’t have to have butter or spices in your pantry. Just a pan, spatula, the Texas Toast Garlic Bread, and your favorite kinds of cheese!

More About Grilled Cheese

Texas Toast Grilled Cheese

Texas Toast Grilled Cheese

Yield: One sandwich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Make an easy and flavor-packed Texas Toast Grilled Cheese sandwich with just 2 or 3 ingredients and a few simple steps.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of thick, preseasoned frozen Texas Toast garlic bread
  • 2 thin slices of mild cheddar
  • 2 slices of Swiss cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat a nonstick frying pan on medium-low for a minute or two.
  2. Place both frozen slices of bread down on the hot pan. Cook for 2 minutes without moving.
  3. Flip the slices and top each warm side with the cheese (this will help all of the cheese melt evenly). Don’t cover them with the other slices of bread yet.
  4. Cook for 2 minutes open-faced, keeping the heat on medium-low. Lower the heat if it starts to sizzle.
  5. Using tongs or a spatula, carefully lift one side and place cheese-side down on top of the other, so the two open-faces are now together into one sandwich. Press down lightly with spatula.
  6. Cook for a final 2 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a cutting board and cut, if desired.
  8. Serve immediately.

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