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Grilled Garlic Cheese Bread

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This homemade Grilled Garlic Cheese Bread is one of the easiest side dishes you can prepare on your grill. The melted cheese and garlic butter goodness is simply delectable! You’ll want to make up more than one loaf. It’ll be gone before you know it.

We first developed this recipe for a Super Bowl party in 2014. Since then, we have enjoyed multiple variations of this grilled garlic cheese bread. However, the original is still the winner. The best part about this garlic bread is that it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. 

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What bread is used for garlic bread?

Baguettes are commonly used to make garlic bread. However, you can also use a hearty sourdough like ciabatta.

Grilled Garlic Cheese Bread Ingredients

  • Loaf of French bread (baguette)
  • Unsalted Butter, softened
  • Green Onions, minced
  • Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Garlic salt
  • Aluminum Foil
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How to Make Grilled Garlic Cheese Bread

  1. Preheat your grill for medium heat or 350 degrees F. If using a pellet grill, we recommend using mild fruitwood pellets for this recipe.
  2. Slice French bread loaf in half lengthwise.
  3. Combine softened butter with cheese, green onions, and salt.
  4. Spread half of the mixture on the cut side of each bread half.
  5. Tear off two 14′-16″ sheets of aluminum foil.
  6. Place one bread half, seasoned side up, onto the foil. Gather the ends of the foil to create a boat-like structure around the outer edges of the bread. Do not cover the top.
  7. Set each one onto the grill grates, close the lid, and let them cook for 7-10 minutes. 
  8. If you’d like the bottom of the bread to have added crunch, gently remove bread from the foil and set directly onto the grates for 3 minutes.
  9. Remove from the grill, and place the grilled garlic cheese bread onto a clean cutting board. Let it stand for 5-7 minutes.
  10. Slice into desired portions and serve!
  11. Store leftovers in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 4-5 days. Reheat in a toaster oven or a 350-degree oven until warmed through.
  12. Serve grilled garlic cheese bread with smoked meats like brisket and pulled pork, Louisiana BBQ Shrimp, or cut into smaller pieces and serve as an appetizer.
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Recipe Alternatives:

  1. Use brie cheese for milder garlic bread. Simply slice the brie and add it on top of the butter mixture once applied to the bread.
  2. Make it spicy! Use pepper jack cheese or replace the green onions with sauteed or pickled jalapenos.
  3. Broil the garlic bread in your pellet grill or oven for a golden brown top. Remove the garlic cheese bread from the grill. Crank up the heat of your pellet grill as high as it will go. Once up to temp, place the bread back in (nestled on the foil so the bottom doesn’t burn) and broil for 2-3 minutes. The same can be done using your oven broiler.
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Grilled Garlic Cheese Bread

Quick and delicious. Our grilled garlic cheese bread is done in minutes and goes with practically any meal.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: cheese bread, garlic bread, grilled cheese bread, grilled garlic bread
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Sabrina Baksh

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 2-3 medium Green Onions finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups Sharp cheddar cheese shredded (add more if desired)
  • 1-1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic salt start with 1 teaspoon and add more as needed
  • 2 sheets Aluminum Foil about 14"-16"

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill for medium heat or 350 degrees F. If using a pellet grill, we recommend using mild fruitwood pellets for this recipe.
  • Slice French bread loaf in half lengthwise.
  • Combine softened butter with cheese, green onions, and salt.
  • Spread half of the mixture on the cut side of each bread half.
  • Tear off two 14′-16″ sheets of aluminum foil.
  • Place one bread half, seasoned side up, onto the foil. Gather the ends of the foil to create a boat-like structure around the outer edges of the bread. Do not cover the top.
  • Set each one onto the grill grates, close the lid, and let them cook for 7-10 minutes, or longer if needed.
  • If you’d like the bottom of the bread to have added crunch, gently remove bread from the foil and set directly onto the grates for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from the grill, and place the grilled garlic cheese bread onto a clean cutting board. Let it stand for 5-7 minutes.
  • Slice into desired portions and serve!
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 4-5 days. Reheat in a toaster oven or a 350-degree oven until warmed through.

Notes

Recipe Alternatives:
Use brie cheese for milder garlic bread. Simply slice the brie and add it on top of the butter mixture once applied to the bread.
Make it spicy! Use pepper jack cheese or replace the green onions with sauteed or pickled jalapenos.

Nutrition

Serving: 8servings | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 879mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 1mg

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