Great Grilled Garlic Bread


So simple and so good. My wife and I always freeze our leftover baguettes and sometime they do not thaw quite as fresh, so I tried grilling the bread and used the abundance of fresh basil I have in my garden. It was a hit the first time we tried this and still is, and is now is our summertime favorite, for fresh and leftover bread alike.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
10 servings


  • 1 cup olive oil

  • 1 cup fresh basil, chopped

  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 (8 ounce) loaf Calabrese bread (crusty Italian bread), cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste


  1. Mix oil, basil, and garlic in a bowl.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat. Cook bread slices on the grill until underside is toasted, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip bread over and baste the grilled sides with about 1/2 of the oil mixture. Grind salt and pepper on top. Grill until bottoms are toasted, 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Flip bread slices over once more; baste with remaining oil mixture. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.

Cook's Note:

You can also use a baguette.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
22g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Sodium 149mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 41mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.