9 Great Grilled Breads That Complete the Cookout
When the steaks, chicken, and burgers are all grilled to perfection, stay flame-side for just a moment more! And toss some bread on the hot grates. Grilled bread takes just minutes to make, and you'll love the flavor that grilling imparts on all types of breads — brioche to baguette, flat to focaccia. Grilling bread is also a great way to use up extra fresh bread. If you have extra fresh-baked bread, freeze it before it goes stale. Then thaw it, and put it on the grill. We've gathered some favorite grilled bread recipes here, including cheesy garlic bread, naan, and grilled cinnamon toast. Take a look!
Here are some quick tips for grilling breads. Place the bread oil-side down on a hot grill, cooking until grill marks appear, about 2 or 3 minutes. Keep an eye on it, moving the bread around the grill every 15 to 20 seconds with long tongs. Want melty cheese on your grilled bread? Manchego, Gouda, Cheddar, and Gruyere are great cheeses for melting. Reheat any leftover grilled bread in the toaster oven.
Grilled Cheesy Garlic Bread
"Perfect to throw on the grill just before serving dinner," says France C. "I like to make this with different cheeses, such as Parmesan or Gruyere, or whatever I happen to have on hand. Keep an eye on it constantly, as it tends to burn easily!"
Unbelievable Grilled Garlic Bread
"French bread (or Italian) is lightly toasted, spread with a creamy cheese mixture and grilled until warm, melted, and unbelievably delicious," says Kimber. "The finished bread keeps well in an airtight container."
Caprese Grilled Bread
Top your grilled baguette with fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil for a super-quick and easy appetizer or side dish.
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Grilled Salt and Pepper Bread
"This is the perfect summertime bread," says FrackFamily5. "The grill gives it such delish flavor. We make this to accompany steaks as well as grilled chicken and salads. It's super tasty and very easy. I have to make 2 loaves because it's a favorite. I have toyed with the recipe and added all kinds of spice, but found that good old salt and pepper has the best flavor; go figure! Don't worry about excess butter coating the bread; when the hot loaf comes off the grill, the butter will melt in. We only eat wheat bread, but white would taste just fine."
Grilled Prosciutto and Peach Flatbread Pizza
You'll top naan with a light spread of ricotta or goat cheese, slices of sweet peach, salty prosciutto, a little torn basil, and a drizzle of honey balsamic reduction, and then take it to the grill. "This was great," raves mrs. kosmos. "I think the secret is the honey-balsamic sauce. "
Great Grilled Garlic Bread
You'll baste grilled Calabrese bread with garlic, basil, and oil. "So simple and so good," says SABMAN. "It's our summertime favorite for fresh and leftover bread alike."
"This recipe makes the best naan I have tasted outside of an Indian restaurant," says Mic. "I can't make enough of it for my family. I serve it with shish kabobs, but I think they would eat it plain."
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Grilled Cinnamon Toast
Grill slices of brioche covered with cinnamon butter. An irresistible crunchy-sweet toast. "While grilling, the butter mixture caramelizes," says thedailygourmet, "and as it cools, it develops a bit of a crunch."
Grilled Blackberry Brioche Bread Pudding
Save room for dessert! Pop a few packets of blackberry brioche bread pudding on the grill. "So freaking awesome," raves Kerry. "Why didn't I ever do this before? Made it the first time as written...yum. Made it again with raspberries...super yum. Oops, did it again with blueberries and lemon cream cheese sauce. Gonna do strawberry rhubarb next."