Toast is such a staple in our daily meals.
But rather than just slap some butter on a piece of bread and stick it in a toaster oven, check out these 17 toast recipes for ways you can elevate your toast to the next level!
By itself, toast can be seen as basic and simple, dare we say—bland.
But it is all about what you do with the toast toppings that can take it from basic to delicious!
There are recipes out there to fit toast into any meal of the day—breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Some of these can even be eaten as a small meal by itself!
If you are looking for something sweet, salty, or a mixture of the two, there’s something on here for you.
Of course, we cannot forget to include a couple variations of Avocado Toast, which has recently taken our stomachs by storm.
But there is also Mushroom Bacon Breakfast Toast, different styles of French Toasts, and even Mini Garlic Toast Pizzas.
Whether you are looking for a small snack to hold you over until your next meal or something easy to serve along with your next meal, you’ll find what you’re looking for on this list.
If your breakfast needs a little more (pumpkin) spice added to it, give this pumpkin french toast a try.
Even if it’s not the fall season yet and you find yourself craving some pumpkin, you can absolutely still prepare a batch of this toast.
Mornings should not be spent entirely in the kitchen preparing a tasty meal for you to start your day but the good news is, this recipe takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish!
You can use whatever bread you happen to have in your kitchen, such as french bread, Texas toast, challah, or croissants for this toast idea.
As much as we all may wish, we can’t always be expert chefs in the kitchen.
Fortunately, this toast recipe is not so much about cooking but more so about the ingredients that go on it.
If you have some crusty bread, quality hummus, and fresh tomatoes, you can make this toast in no time without fear of messing anything up!
This toast can be eaten for nearly any meal of the day so go ahead and enjoy it whenever the craving hits!
How many different toast ideas can you think of that make a delicious dessert?
Whether you can think of one or 100, here’s another one you’ll want to add to your list.
All you need to do is spread some hazelnut spread onto a piece of quality toast and add fresh sliced fruit on top.
Sliced strawberries and bananas are a great option but you can also do berries, pears, or even peaches.
If you have only ever had figs in a fig bar, you will be blown away by how tasty they are when included in your toast topping ideas.
Make sure to layer some honey-lemon ricotta onto your toast for a sweet base before you add your figs.
Add some pistachios and lemon zest and you have a yummy piece of breakfast toast in no time!
If you want to make this a more complete breakfast meal, add in a side of egg.
Avocado toast is a delicious way to enjoy toast.
But you can take it up a notch by throwing in some extra toast toppings.
A little bit of grilled corn, parmesan or feta cheese, and some spices will go a long way in transforming your traditional avocado toast.
If you’re looking for an extra boost of protein, a poached or fried egg is a great way to add some into this meal.
This toast recipe can satisfy you for your lunch or dinner!
It’s so comforting and can be thrown together in no time at all.
The ingredients are super simple and include cherry tomatoes, a little bit of chili if you want to add some heat, thyme, basil, balsamic vinegar, and all of the mozzarella you could want!
After roasting your tomatoes and assembling your toast, bake it in the oven until the cheese starts to melt and the toast turns brown and you’ll have a new way to enjoy your caprese salads!
The toast toppings in this mediterranean-style breakfast toast have so many fresh ingredients so this will be a great way to start your morning meal!
The hummus that you spread onto your toast can be homemade or store-bought if you’re short on time.
Add on some Za’atar spice, fresh cucumber slices, tomatoes, olives, and some feta cheese and you have a filling and delicious mediterranean tasting meal.
Many different toast ideas require a strong piece of bread to start off with, so you can’t go wrong with choosing sourdough for this recipe.
Mix together your ricotta and some avocado and top it all off with some eggs and grape tomatoes.
If you’re in a time crunch but still want a balanced breakfast (or snack) this is a great route to go!
This toast idea is completely vegan but even meat-eaters will love this for breakfast!
You can make your own smoky mushroom bacon for a lighter alternative to traditional bacon and it’s not too difficult to do!
Don’t forget your hummus base and some blistered tomatoes and fresh herbs to top it off.
There’s no way you can find toast boring after trying this recipe!
French toast might be your morning guilty pleasure but no one is stopping you from enjoying this as a dessert!
The peach drizzle tastes amazing and is the star of this toast recipe.
If you want to turn this into a dessert, top it off with some whipped cream and maybe even some vanilla ice cream!
Add on some nuts, too like walnuts or pecans, to give this some crunch.
These toast recipes should be completely changing your mind on how to eat toast.
You might not have ever imagined a Cajun style shrimp toast or thought of many ways toast could make a great appetizer but here we are!
If you haven’t been won over yet, remember that there are three types of delicious cheeses used on this toast!
You will be pleasantly surprised with how great this unique combination will turn out!
Your kids will be begging for this toast idea for many meals to come!
This is a great alternative to ordering a pizza, warming up a frozen one, or trying to make one from scratch.
There are only three required ingredients plus whatever you usually like to top off your pizzas with.
This pizza toast comes together quickly so if you find it’s almost dinner time and you have no ideas on a tasty homemade dinner, this is your solution!
This toast recipe is so simple yet there’s so much flavor in every bite you take!
This Bulgarian tasty snack will take no time to put together but it’ll taste like you spent all day on it.
If you don’t like feta cheese, you can switch it out for goat cheese instead.
In fact, you can use whatever cheese you like and however much you want!
Yes, this might be a silly recipe name but there’s nothing silly about these toast topping ideas.
This isn’t just avocado toast.
This is avocado toast with smoked salmon and furikake.
Just think about the amazing flavor you’re going to experience when you combine these all together with some lime juice and garlic.
If we have learned anything from perusing these toast recipes, it’s that sometimes the most simple ingredients can make your food so much better.
Also, that cheese is always amazing with toast.
This recipe proves both of these points!
Drizzle some truffle oil onto burrata-stuffed baguettes and your mind will be blown!
Make sure you eat this fresh, but after the first bite, that won’t be a problem!
Why don’t more toast recipes combine sweet and salty together?
This bacon stuffed french toast recipe shows that two flavors go great together despite what you may think.
If you have stale bread sitting around, you can even use that to make this!
Seriously, is there any food that isn’t made better by adding bacon to it?
This is a great toast recipe to make a comforting dinnertime classic with very little work.
Switch out your sloppy joe buns for one piece of garlic bread and you’ll love the result.
This is an open-faced version of sloppy joes so be ready for a little mess, but that just makes it more fun!
You can make a bunch of changes to this depending on your taste and you’ll still love the result!
The bottom line
There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a piece of toast with just butter on it, is there?!
…but after browsing these toast recipes, hopefully you have been inspired to make some small tweaks to completely change how you enjoy your toast.
All of these recipes are incredibly quick and easy and can add a little more variety to your regular meals.
- Pumpkin French Toast
- Balsamic Roasted Tomato & Hummus Toast
- Fresh Fruit And Nutella Bruschetta
- Honey-Lemon Ricotta Breakfast Toast
- Grilled Corn Smashed Avocado Toast
- Caprese Toasts
- Mediterranean-Style Breakfast Toast
- Loaded Avocado Ricotta Toast
- Mushroom Bacon Breakfast Toast
- Peach Cobbler French Toast
- Baked Shrimp Toast
- Mini Garlic Toast Pizzas
- Bulgarian Cheese, Feta, And Egg Toast
- You’re The Avo To My Toast
- Burrata & Truffle Baguette Toasts
- Bacon Stuffed French Toast
- Garlic Bread Cheesy BBQ Sloppy Joes
- Find your favorite recipe from our Toast Recipes list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start cooking and make us proud!