Grilled Garlic Bread with Herb Butter

garlic bread
Photo: Lauren Ross
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
6 to 8 Serves

Homemade garlic-herb butter (the key is to mash the garlic into a paste first) and a quick turn on the grill transform a loaf of French bread into a spectacular side dish.


  • 4 cloves garlic

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature

  • ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 loaf French bread or ciabatta, cut in half horizontally


  1. Finely mince garlic; season with salt. Place the flat side of a knife blade on top of garlic and press down firmly to mash into a paste. In a small bowl, combine garlic paste, butter, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Preheat grill to medium-high. Grill cut sides of bread, rotating once to make hatch marks, until lightly charred and toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Brush grilled sides with herb butter; serve immediately.

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