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Tasty Texas Toast Pizzas Are About to Become Your New Favorite Family Dinner

Pizza night, but make it Texas style!

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The pickiest eater on the planet couldn’t resist these budget-friendly, 20-minute pizzas, which combine crunchy garlic bread with classic pizza toppings. The best part? They’re highly customizable so everyone in the family can put their own spin on the recipe. They’re bound to become everyone’s new favorite dinner!  


  • Pastry brush 

  • Baking sheet

  • Heat-safe bowl

  • Spoon


  • 1 large loaf sourdough bread

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cubed

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 jar marinara or pizza sauce

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 package pepperoni, optional


1. Preheat the oven to 425℉/220℃.

2. Slice the loaf of bread into 1 inch slices.

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3. In a heat-safe bowl, combine the butter, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.

Microwave on high in 15 second increments until fully melted, stirring in between.

4. Brush the garlic butter mixture onto both sides of each slice of bread.

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Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

5. Bake.

Bake for 4 minutes, remove from the oven and flip all the bread slices over, then bake for another 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.

6. Spoon sauce on each slice.

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Once the bread is cool enough to handle, spoon pizza sauce over the top of each slice of garlic bread.

7. Add cheese and toppings.

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Sprinkle each slice with cheese and pepperoni (if using). You can also get creative and add other toppings like ham and pineapple or diced peppers and onions.

8. Bake pizzas for 7-10 minutes.

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Ovens vary: You'll know your pizza is ready when the cheese is golden brown and the pepperonis are starting to crisp.

9. Enjoy!

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Kid’s Jobs:

  • Buttering the toast

  • Adding their favorite pizza toppings