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Several pieces of grilled bread on a piece of marble.

Grilled Bread Recipe (how to grill bread)

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


Grilled Bread (how to grill bread) – learn how to make grilled bread two ways! So easy and goes perfectly with a cozy bowl of soup or light summer salad!


  • 46 thick slices of high-quality bread (sourdough is perfect!)
  • 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 12 tablespoons butter, softened


  1. Ensure grill grates are clean and preheat grill to high heat.
  2. Lightly brush both sides of the bread with oil.
  3. Using a knife spread butter on one side of the bread.
  4. Place the slices on the grill over high heat, butter-side down.  You may have some flare-ups, but you can actually keep the grill lid open and let the flames char the bread.  Leave the bread over direct heat approximately 30-60 seconds (or until slightly charred). Flip for an additional 30-60 seconds.
  5. Remove and serve immediately with either brothy beans or a yummy summer salad (we love this one).


  • Garlic Bread Version: mix some garlic salt and minced garlic in with the butter before spreading it on the bread for grilled garlic bread!