How to Toast Bread in Pan?

How to Toast Bread in Pan

If you’re looking for a way to toast bread without using an electric toaster, the best option is to cook it in a pan – however, you may be wondering if it’s even possible. For a nice meal, grill pan toast is an easy way to create a slightly more gourmet version of toast.

Benefits of grilling bread

  • Crostini toasts can be made in 10 minutes.
  • A toaster and baking sheet are not necessary to toast bread.
  • You can grill bread inside. Grilled toasts that taste great don’t require the grill. Use my tips to flip bread on a hot pan.
  • Heat a frying pan or grill pan over medium heat or a seasoned cast iron skillet.

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Toasting bread in the pan does not require many ingredients…

  • A half loaf of bread, sliced and toasted. You can use any sandwich bread, rolls, focaccia, or leftover slice of bread.
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder


I’m going to walk you through the step-by-step process of grilling bread in a pan.

Apply Cooking Oil or Spray Nonstick Pan

Heat a cast iron skillet, frying pan, or grill pan on the stove. Stick a long grill pan over two burners if you are working with one. All burners under the pan you’re using need to be on medium or medium-high.

Place Slices in a Single Layer on the Skillet

Olive oil should be brushed on both sides of the bread. Salt and garlic powder should be mixed together. To season the bread, sprinkle it with salt and garlic powder.

As soon as the pan is hot, add slices of bread. The toasts should be flipped every two to three minutes as they turn golden brown and grill marks appear. Some may be browning more quickly than others, so move them to the outer edge of the pan. It will vary how long it takes to flip each side, so continue flipping as needed.

Flip Slices Over to Toast Both Sides Evenly

Toast bread until it turns brown according to your preference in the grill pan.


What type of bread is good for toasts?

It is possible to toast any loaf of baguette or french bread. Alternatively, you can make triangle wedges out of larger sliced bread, such as sourdough. If you don’t have any sandwich bread on hand, you can use white bread.

What do you use grilled bread for?

The first time you try toast bread with a frying pan, you’ll find plenty of reasons to use it again and again. This chilled zucchini soup goes well with platters topped with basil hummus, pasta dishes topped with basil spinach pesto, or homemade pasta sauces. Peanut butter is a great addition to leftovers.

Do you make crostini from stale bread?

However, you do not need to use stale bread like when making croutons or stuffing. In this recipe, you do not have to let the bread sit out for days. Fresh bread works just as well.

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How to Toast Bread in Pan

How to Toast Bread in Pan

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Find out how easy it is to toast bread on stovetop grill pans! Toast crostini on grill pans for dips, spreads, or sides. To make grilled crostini, you can either use a frying pan or a grill pan.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ loaf bread sliced and cut into toasts


    Preheating a grill pan, cast iron skillet, or frying pan on the stove is a good idea. Place a long grill pan over two burners if working with one. Put a medium or medium-high flame under the pan you're using.

    Toasted bread can be brushed with olive oil on both sides or brushed directly on the pan with olive oil. The latter can be made by mixing garlic powder with salt. Add salt and garlic powder to bread to season it.

    As soon as the pan is hot, add slices of bread. As toasts turn golden brown and grill marks form, flip them to the other side every 1-2 minutes. You can move the ones that are turning brown faster to the outside of the pan, where there is less heat. The exact time for each side will vary, but flipping continues as desired.

    When toast is golden brown, remove it from the grill pan.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
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