Introducing our twist on the traditional garlic bread – a hearty and delicious Garlic Bread Casserole! This recipe combines the savory flavors of 5 cheese Texas toast, ground beef, spaghetti sauce, and a generous sprinkle of Italian cheese. Easy to prepare and guaranteed to be a hit at your next family dinner or gathering, this casserole elevates the classic garlic bread to a whole new level.

This recipe was inspired by my desire to come up with super simple recipes that are also super cheap for my two college students to make in their apartments. 

Garlic Bread Casserole Recipe


1 Box 5 cheese Texas toast 

1 Jar spaghetti sauce

1 lb ground beef or ground turkey or Italian sausage

2 cups Italian cheese


Preheat your oven to 400°F (190°C) and lightly grease a 9×13 inch casserole dish. 

Take an entire box of Texas toast with 5 cheese and arrange the slices in the base of your dish, covering as much as the bottom as possible.

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Bake the toast for 10 minutes.

When it is done baking lower the temperature to 375°F

In a large skillet, brown 1 pound of ground beef or ground turkey over medium heat, breaking it up as it cooks. 

Once thoroughly cooked, drain the fat and mix in one jar of spaghetti sauce. If you’d like you can add Tbsp of Italian seasoning.

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Spread evenly the beef and spaghetti sauce mixture over the Texas toast in the casserole dish.

Sprinkle up to 2 cups of shredded Italian cheese blend over the spaghetti sauce and beef mixture.

How to make Garlic Bread Casserole Recipe

Bake for 20 minutes. 

Let the casserole sit for a few minutes before serving. 

Possible substitutions:

There are a lot of substitutions you could use. If you can’t find the 5 cheese toast just use Texas Garlic Toast instead. You could add a variety of things to the meat and sauce like red peppers, carrots, or onions. You can use mozzarella or parmigiano reggiano instead of an Italian cheese blend. I keep this version as simple as possible for my college kids! 

Thank you for following along with this Garlic Bread Casserole recipe. We hope you enjoy making it as much as we did. Serve it hot, right out of the oven for a meal that’s both comforting and satisfying. Don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends, family, and college students. And be sure to let us know how much they loved this mouthwatering, cheesy delight. Happy cooking!

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French Vanilla Poke Cake

French Vanilla poke cake

French Vanilla Poke Cake is super easy to make and has a sweet marshmallow flavor with slight butter-cream character.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 white cake mix and the ingredients your mix calls for
  • 2 cups French Vanilla creamer
  • 8 ozs whip cream (thawed)
  • 1 Cup toffee bits (optional)


  1. Start with the white cake mix. Make it according to the directions, but instead of water use French Vanilla Coffee-Mate Creamer, eggs and oil.
  2. Baked according to the directions on the box in a 13×9 pan.
  3. After the cake has cooled, poke holes with a wooden spoon handle and pour 1 cup of French Vanilla Coffee-mate.
  4. Place the cake into the refrigerator to chill for at least an hour while the absorbs the creamer.
  5. One the creamer has absorbed and the cake is chilled top with whip cream and toffee bits.