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Easy Garlic Bread Pizza Recipe

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Ok, so this garlic bread pizza recipe has a lot going for it. It’s incredibly easy and fast (it’s an activity meal after all for the Weeknight Dinner Club and those must be 15 minutes or less!); it’s made with just three ingredients; and it’s SO YUMMY! Just like my tortilla pizzas and naan pizzas, instead of using pizza dough, we’re topping garlic toast for lots of garlic flavor AND classic pizza flavors. Serve this pizza garlic bread alongside a 5-minute chickpea chopped salad or lemon arugula salad for a full, balanced meal.

If you are looking for more quick and easy weeknight dinners, be sure to try my garlic shrimp with couscous, sheet pan grilled cheese, turkey pesto panini, or pesto tortellini next time.

Garlic bread pizza on a plate with salad.

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

What You’ll Love About Pizza Garlic Bread

  • Just 5 minutes prep time
  • Ready in 15 minutes total time
  • Tastes SO good
  • Easy to customize
  • Made with just 3 ingredients
  • Family friendly meal
Hand pulling garlic toast pizza.


This recipe for garlic toast pizza requires just a few ingredients:

  • Frozen garlic bread – Look for larger, garlic Texas Toast pieces as they’ll have more room for toppings. If you prefer to make your own garlic bread, use a slice of French bread smeared with garlic butter either made with fresh garlic or garlic powder. You can also make similar english muffin pizzas or tortilla pizzas.
  • Pizza sauce – Use your favorite pizza sauce – both jarred or homemade will work well.
  • Cheese – I’ve used a shredded mozzarella cheese for classic pizza flavor, but you could also use your favorite cheese varieties – as long as they melt!
  • Toppings (optional) – See below for a list of garlic pizza bread topping ideas
Ingredients to make garlic bread pizza recipe

How to Make a Garlic Bread Pizza

This pizza on garlic bread takes just a few minutes to prep. Here’s how we make it. (Air fryer garlic bread pizza instructions can be found below and in recipe card.)

  • Prep. Preheat oven and assemble your your pizzas by spreading frozen garlic bread with pizza sauce and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.
Garlic toast pizza on a pan before baking
  • Bake pizzas. Bake pizza until cheese is melty and golden brown.
Garlic toast pizza after baking

How to Make Air Fryer Garlic Bread Pizza

You can also easily make this garlic bread pizza in the air fryer! It will cook even faster, but also will only fit 2-4 pieces at a time, depending on the size of your air fryer basket.

After you assemble your pizzas, air fry at 380 degrees for 4-5 minutes, until cheese is golden brown and melty.

Garlic bread pizzas in air fryer basket before cooking

Topping Ideas

We tend to keep these on the simple side, but you can absolutely add any of your favorite pizza toppings to these garlic pizza melts. I’m sharing a shorter list below. Want more? Visit my naan pizzas post for a full list of more than 55 pizza topping ideas.

  • Diced bell peppers
  • Diced onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Black olives
  • Fresh basil
  • Pepperoni
  • Ham and pineapple
  • Pesto and parmesan cheese
  • Cooked sausage
Pizza garlic bread on a plate with red pepper flakes

Storage Instructions

This garlic bread pizza recipe is best served immediately, but store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

How to reheat

Reheat pizzas in a 350 degree F oven or in the air fryer for a few minutes.

How to Serve Garlic Bread Pizzas to the Whole Family

I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in. 😉

I love letting everyone make their own pizzas, which is helpful so that everyone can customize according to their preferences. And you can always serve it with a few foods you know your kids will like if they might not be into the pizzas.

All of my articles on feeding kids can be found here and if you want a FULL list of all of the videos I have with hacks, tips, scripts, and ideas for feeding kids, check out my instagram or tiktok page.

Piece of garlic bread pizza on a plate with salad

What to Serve with Garlic Bread Pizza Recipe

Serve this homemade pizza on garlic bread with a simple salad or veggie side:

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Garlic Bread Pizza Recipe

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This garlic bread pizza recipe has a lot going for it. It’s ready in 15 min, made with just 3 ingredients; and it’s SO YUMMY!


Units Scale
  • 8 slices Texas Toast garlic bread
  • 2 cups pizza sauce
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Assemble garlic toast pizzas. Spread 1/4 cup pizza sauce over garlic toast and top with 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.
  3. Bake for 6-8 minutes, until cheese starts to melt. Finish under the broiler for 1-2 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and golden brown.


  • AIR FRYER INSTRUCTIONS: After you assemble your pizzas, air fry at 380 degrees for 4-5 minutes, until cheese is golden brown and melty.
  • Nutrition facts are an estimate.

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