Traeger Garlic Bread

Get your smoker ready, we are making Traeger garlic bread. What could be better than delicious crusty bread smothered in fresh garlic and dripping hot butter

This smoked garlic bread recipe will have your guest fighting for the last piece and best part? It is so easy to make just follow along my steps below so that it comes out perfect! If you love cheese I would also recommend adding that at the end and allowing it to melt.

Traeger Garlic Bread

Smoked garlic bread is super quick and the perfect accompaniment for any meal or a simple smoked appetizer for game day.  It is also a great side for a juicy steak, smoked Bolognese, or a fresh crisp salad or perfect just as an appetizer.

It’s fast, simple, and tastes great, just remember if you want to try this grilled garlic bread you need to flip the bread over and putting the butter and garlic side closet to the heat, its optional but I recommend topping it with parmesan and mozzarella for the very last part of the cook and allowing it to melt.

What You Need for Smoked Garlic Bread

1 Loaf of Bread/ Ciabatta or Frozen Garlic Bread (we went with the frozen garlic bread for this recipe)

Butter

Garlic Bulbs

Mozzarella cheese (optional)

Parmesan cheese (optional)

Salt

Pepper

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How to Cook Garlic Bread on the Traeger

Step 1 – Preheat the Grill

Preheat the grill to 375 °F degrees/ the hottest temperature it will go to, let the grill heat up, by closing the lid and let the smoke build.

Step 2 – Prepare the Bread

Slice the baguette in half lengthwise.

Note: Skip if your using frozen garlic bread. Also I thawed my garlic bread but if your using frozen garlic bread cook for an extra 2 minutes.

Step 3 – Prepare the Garlic Butter

Note: Skip if your using frozen garlic bread

Now the best tip for grilled garlic bread is to use melted butter instead of softened butter. That saves the butter dripping off and causing any flare-ups on the grill. You also don’t want to lose all that fabulous flavor! Combine the butter and garlic in a bowl, season with salt and pepper. Brush the butter mixture on your chosen bread. Top with chopped parsley and grated cheeses.

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Step 4 – Place The Garlic Bread on The Grill

Then grill your garlic bread face down onto your grill for 15 seconds then rotate 90° and grill for another 15 seconds to get some nice grill marks.

Turn down your grill then flip garlic bread to toast the other side. Top with the cheese (optional) and allow the cheese to melt. Remove from the Traeger and serve.

This delicious cheesy grilled garlic bread is the perfect side dish for any meal.  Your guests will be coming back for more, so make sure you have plenty!

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What Temperature Should I Smoke Garlic Bread?

You want to smoke the garlic bread at 350°F, so the bread crisps up. It will also give you a great level of smokiness.

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How Long Do I Need to Smoke the Garlic Bread For?

Leave the garlic bread in for 45 seconds, or until the butter bubbles and cheese melts. Keep an eye on it though, you don’t want the bread to burn.

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What Types of Bread Can I Use for Smoked Garlic Bread?

Any type of bread loaf can turn into smoked garlic bread, baguettes, sourdough, Italian bread, French bread sticks. Make sure you have enough to go around because everyone will be back for seconds and thirds!

Anything you can spread butter on will work. You can use pre-made bread rolls, frozen dough rolls, or make your own from scratch.  It all depends on how much time and energy you are willing to invest, I used frozen garlic bread for this recipe but sometimes I like to ciabatta.

What Wood Chips Should I Use for Smoked Garlic Bread?

Mild wood pellet flavors like apple wood, pecan or alder wood will be perfect for garlic bread. Keep it subtle for garlic bread, you don’t want the smokiness to overpower the garlic flavors.

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What to Serve With Your Smoked Garlic Bread

Garlic bread is perfect as an appetizer or with your main course. I like to serve it with the following

Smoked Pork Loin

Smoked Tomahawks

Smoked Lamb Rack

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Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Traeger Garlic Bread

This Traeger garlic bread will please any guest or kids. Perfect for a cookout or weeknight meal, throw the crusty bread smothered in fresh garlic and dripping hot butter on your grill while you are cooking your mains.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time6 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, lunch, main, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, cheese, dinner, grill, lunch
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 426kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 6

Equipment

  • Traeger Smoker

Ingredients

  • 1 long baguette
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp Garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (optional)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 4 tbsp Italian parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to 375 °F degrees/ the hottest temperature it will go to, let the grill heat up, by closing the lid and let the smoke build.
  • Slice the baguette in half lengthwise.
    Note: Skip if your using frozen garlic bread. Also I thawed my garlic bread but if your using frozen garlic bread cook for an extra 2 minutes.
  • Note: Skip if your using frozen garlic bread
    Now the best tip for grilled garlic bread is to use melted butter instead of softened butter. That saves the butter dripping off and causing any flare-ups on the grill. You also don’t want to lose all that fabulous flavor! Melt the butter and add the crushed garlic and stir in a bowl. Brush the butter mixture on your chosen bread. Top with chopped parsley and grated cheeses.
  • Then grill your garlic bread face down onto your grill for 15 seconds then rotate 90° and grill for another 15 seconds to get some nice grill marks.
    Turn down your grill then flip garlic bread to toast the other side. Top with the cheese (optional) and allow the cheese to melt. Remove from the Traeger and serve.

Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

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