Crispy Frozen Garlic Bread In Air Fryer (Texas Toast) will be the easiest and one of the fastest side dishes you will make. This crunchy bread comes out perfect to serve with pasta, soups or a big salad.
You are going to love how easy it is to make up a quick batch of bread straight from the freezer, either the standard version or the thicker Texas Toast style. This is the perfect side dish for your family’s favorite pasta dishes, thick soups and chilis. Heck, whip up these 5 minute garlic bread slices for a quick snack!
🍽️ Why This Works
Fast | We love quick air fryer recipes, but this one is officially FAST! When making this to serve with a meal, you will whip it up just at the tail end of what your feasting on. They cook that fast.
Easy Side Dish | You are simply taking food out of the packaging and placing it in an appliance. It can’t get easier than that. Grab the kiddos as this is a great one to have them start cooking at a young age.
Make in Quick Batches | This goes so fast that you can whip up a lot in no time, so no one is left without some thick crusty toast to slather up the sauce on the plate.
Frozen Garlic Bread | There are several brands on the market like Cole’s and New York Bakery.
Texas Toast | There a few more options when you are looking at choosing to do this version. Pepperidge Farms has regular versions plus varieties with cheese. Market Fresh, Great Value, Coles and Joseph Campione are the brands that you will see when you go shopping. All of these will work for this. Ours had the cheese on it so it takes 1-2 minutes more.
⏲️ Equipment and Tools
Air Fryer | All brands will work with these breads. There are just a few items to note. Oven and tray versions like the Instant Vortex Air Fryer Oven or Breville will hold more slices of garlic toast and tend to heat the higher tray hotter so keep that in mind. The air fryer basket versions like Ninja, Ninja Foodi, Cosori, Gourmia or PowerXL 5 or 7 qt will only hold 3-4 pieces at a time.
Tongs | Make sure you have a set of tongs ready to pull these out when they are done.
Frozen Garlic Bread
Step One: Heat up the air fryer to 370°F degrees and place the slices of bread in a single layer leaving enough room for the air to circulate. Air fry for 6-8 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking. As they toast, the garlic butter will melt and add tons of butter and garlic flavor. Don’t flip if you are using a cheese variety. Read the directions below!
Frozen Texas Toast Cheese Bread
Step One: Heat up the air fryer to 340°F degrees and cook the garlic bread for 5-7 minutes. There is no need to flip the cheesy version. Regular Texas Toast with no cheese, flip at the 5-minute mark, and cook an additional 2 minutes.
Take note of the lower temp on the Texas Toast Cheese Bread which allows the toasts to not burn the cheese. If you use a hotter temp, the cheese will burn.
❗ Expert Tips
Don’t remove from the freezer until you are ready to cook. The directions are meant for frozen toast.
When using the cheesy version, make sure to put the cheese side UP and don’t flip it or the cheese will melt onto the machine and it will make a mess.
All machines vary in wattage and how they perform. Always watch the cooking time the first time you cook anything in your air fryer until you know what it does.
Don’t add more than one layer of bread at a time or it won’t crisp up the way you want it to.
Don’t squish too many pieces in at once or the air flow won’t circulate properly and the toast will likely steam instead of get crispy.
Use the AIR FRY button on the machine, if you have a choice.
We love to have a little bit of extra marinara sauce on hand when we serve this for dipping.
🌶️Additions & Variations
Use it to make air fryer grilled cheese or swap the cheddar for Swiss cheese and turn it into an air fryer Montecristo sandwich.
Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese and/ or fresh herbs like parsley or thyme while it’s still hot.
Try the baguette style frozen loaf instead of the classic Texas toast.
Remove halfway, add pizza sauce and toppings, air fry until the cheese melts, and you have a super fast pizza!
Chop up some garlic and offer it as a topping for those who enjoy a stronger garlic taste.
Wrap leftovers in aluminum foil or airtight containers and store on the counter or similar location at room temperature for 1-2 days. If you store in the refrigerator, it will dry out and become stale. Skip the fridge for this one!
Reheat in the air fryer at 350°F degrees for 1-2 minutes.
These types of toasted breads go with just about everything!
Soups + Stews
This slow cooker Mexican dip is so much better served with some warm garlic bread and the same applies to all your favorite dips.
🧊More Air Fryer Frozen Food Recipes
These toasts are hands down DELISH but there are other frozen foods that turn out equally amazing in the fryer.
These are really great to have on hand. There are so many options that make a super quick snack but also work for lunch and dinner.
Air fryer frozen chicken patties are a quick meal you can pull off easily even when you’re tired. They’re also perfect for lunchbox sandwiches.
No, you don’t. We used our Ninja air fryer without preheating and the times are based on NOT preheating.
If you are going to be cooking in batches, place the already-cooked bread in aluminum foil and wrap it up while the next batch is cooking.
It’s not necessary. There is so much butter already on the bread that it doesn’t stick. If you are worried, place a parchment liner or silicone liner down and proceed.
For frozen garlic bread without cheese turn on the air fryer to 370°F degrees and air fry the bread in a single layer for 6-8 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking. Frozen Texas toast cheese bread and other garlic bread varieties with cheese, should be air-fried at 340°F for 5-7 minutes. Do not flip if your garlic bread has cheese. These times are based on NOT PREHEATING.
Bake frozen Texas toast in an oven preheated at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly golden.
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Texas Toast in Air Fryer (Frozen Garlic Bread)
Frozen Garlic Bread
- 4 slices Garlic Bread frozen
Texas Toast Garlic Bread Cheese
- 3 slices Texas Toast Cheesy
- Heat up the air fryer to 370 degrees and cook for 6-8 minutes, flipping half way through cooking.
Texas Toast Garlic Bread Cheese
- Heat up the air fryer to 340 degrees and cook the cheesy garlic bread for 5 minutes. Check it and cook an additional 2-3 minutes, if needed. If cooking Texas toast WITHOUT CHEESE – Cook for 5 minutes and flip and cook for additional 2-3 minutes. **If you are cooking 2 pieces, it may take just a little bit less time.
- Take note of the lower temp on the Texas Toast Cheese Bread which allows the bread to not burn the cheese. If you use a hotter temp, the cheese will burn.