The Most Basic (and Best) Garlic Toast

Contributor: Sam Ellis

Garlic Toast doesn’t get much easier than this basic recipe. We’re sharing our hack for the easiest (yet tastiest) garlic toast out there.

  • Author: Sam Ellis
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 1 French baguette
  • 1 garlic clove, cut in half


  • Unsalted butter
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Parmesan, grated
  • Parsley, finely chopped


  1. Preheat broiler on low. Cut baguette in half lengthwise and place on a cookie sheet. Place in the oven on a middle rack for 4-5 minutes until golden brown, rotating cookie sheet halfway through.
  2. Once toasted, remove from the oven and rub the cut side of a garlic clove on the toast. Use either butter or olive oil and sea salt to top. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and parsley then cut into slices and serve warm.