This is one of my most popular recipes by far and it’s SO EASY! I make grilled Texas Toast all the time at my Women’s Grilling Clinics and these are supremely addictive and there are never any leftovers. It surprising how easy it is to make creative compound butters with whatever herbs you might have on hand, and the bread gets beautiful char marks on the grill. Texas Toast loaded in butter is by no means a “healthy” option, but sometimes you just have to give in to temptation and let yourself have a piece.

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Basil Butter Texas Toast

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  • Author: Robyn




  • 1 loaf bread, sliced into 2” pieces
  • 1 batch compound butter

Basil Compound Butter

A compound butter is simply butter whipped together with your favorite ingredients. Get creative and use your own herb/ingredient combination to complement your meal!


  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of fresh basil
  • Sea salt to taste



Take a loaf of your favorite type of bread and slice 4-6 (or more depending on how many pieces you want to make) 2” inch pieces. Spread them generously with the compound butter.

While grilling your meat on the grill on direct heat, put your bread on indirect heat until char marks form. You can put the Texas toast on direct heat (directly above the coals or gas burner) but you will need to watch them very carefully to ensure the pieces do not burn, no more than a minute a side.

Texas Toast is done when the bread starts to get slight grill marks and butter turns golden brown.

Basil Compound Butter:

Let butter come to room temperature. DO NOT melt in the microwave, it will change the texture of the butter. Combine butter and the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse to puree the ingredients. Put in an easy to access container and store in the refrigerator.

Congratulations, you just made your first compound butter!!


Garlic Basil Butter Texas Toast- alway a crowd pleaser. Shown here with mango salsa skewers.

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