Smoked Garlic Bread

This is an EPIC smoked garlic bread recipe! It’s the perfect addition to any meal!

We have a recipe right here for smoked garlic bread. It’s the perfect addition to any meal, especially one made in your backyard.

Why You’ll Love This Smoked Garlic Bread Recipe

This smoky garlic bread will make your mouth water. Whether you’re cooking Italian, Mexican or any smoked meat, garlic bread will complement it well.

What Temperature to Smoke Garlic Bread at

For this recipe, we will smoke the garlic bread at 375°F. However, if your grill can get hotter, you can use a higher heat.

If you increase the cooking temperature, then you will need to keep an eye on the bread. It will cook more quickly and may burn.

What You’ll Need to Cook Smoked Garlic Bread

You can either use frozen garlic bread or make your own. 

  • Long baguette
  • Melted unsalted butter
  • Cloves of garlic, minced
  • Garlic salt
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Italian parsley, finely chopped

What Internal Temperature You Need to Reach For Garlic Bread

Since the ingredients are already safe to eat, there isn’t a safe temperature you need to reach.

The important thing is that the bread is as crispy as you like it. If you have cheese on top, you will want the cheese to melt and maybe even turn a bit brown.

If you’re cooking frozen garlic bread, you’ll want to feel the bread to make sure that it’s not frozen.

How Long to Cook Garlic Bread

It only takes a few minutes to cook garlic bread at high heat.

Frozen garlic bread will take longer. The lower the cooking temp, the longer the cooking time.

The important thing is to make sure that the toppings have melted and crisped up. Also, watch to make sure the bread is as crisp as you’d like it.

If you cook it for too long, the garlic bread will burn.

How to Make Smoked Garlic Bread

Step 1 – Preheat the Grill

  • Preheat the grill to 375 °F degrees. If your grill can get hotter, you can use higher heat.
  • Close the lid and let the smoke build.

Step 2 – Prepare the Bread and Garlic Butter

  • Note: Skip if you’re using frozen garlic bread
  • Slice the baguette in half lengthwise.
  • Combine the melted butter, garlic, and salt in a bowl.
  • Brush the butter mixture on the halved baguettes.

Step 3 – Smoke the Bread

  • Grill your garlic bread face down on your grill for 15 seconds. Next, rotate 90° and grill for 15 more seconds.
  • Watch it carefully so it doesn’t burn!
  • Lower the heat on the grill. Flip garlic bread to toast the other side.
  • Remove from the grill and top with some chopped parsley and grated cheese. Heat it for a few more seconds so the cheese starts to melt.

What Type of Bread Is Best for this Recipe?

French bread and Italian bread are both perfect for this recipe. However, any loaf or baguette will work.

You can even use specialty loaves of bread that will complement the garlic butter. For instance, this recipe with jalapeno cheese bread would be an exciting twist!

If you do use specialty bread, avoid flavors that would clash with garlic butter. For instance, you probably wouldn’t want to use cinnamon raisin bread for this recipe!

If you only have sliced bread on hand, you can still follow the recipe. Just make a few tweaks! I love to make garlic bread whenever I have bread or buns that are about to go bad.

How to Smoke Garlic Cloves

Some people like to smoke their garlic cloves before they make the garlic butter.

To do this, just cut the top off of the garlic bulb. Drizzle in olive oil and smoke in the pellet grill.

It will take about 45 minutes if you heat the grill to 225°F.

Then you can use these cloves for the garlic butter recipe. It will add a complexity of flavor.

What To Serve With Garlic Bread

Garlic bread goes well with anything. Some of our favorite things to pair it with are:

How To Store Leftover Garlic Bread

You can store leftover garlic bread in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can freeze it in a freezer-proof container for even longer.

You can heat leftovers in the microwave or the oven. Using the air fryer will help to crisp it up.

But you probably won’t even have leftovers!

Best Wood Chips for Smoked Garlic Bread

I think that fruitwood like cherry or apple work well with garlic bread and provide a mild smoky flavor for the garlic bread. Apple or cherry wood are two great options!

Mesquite and hickory will result in a stronger smoky flavor. This is perfect for anyone who wants to embrace the smoky flavors of their pellet grill.

If you love cheesy garlic bread and want another reason to use your smoker, you should try this recipe!

Smoked Garlic Bread

Smoked garlic bread is the perfect addition to any meal, doesn't matter whether your having Italian, Mexican or Greek.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time6 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 368kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 6

Equipment

  • Grill
  • Wood Chips of choice

Ingredients

  • Long baguette
  • Melted unsalted butter
  • Cloves of garlic minced
  • Garlic salt
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Italian parsley finely chopped

Instructions

Step 1 – Preheat the Grill

  • Preheat the grill to 375 °F degrees. If your grill can get hotter, you can use higher heat.
  • Close the lid and let the smoke build.

Step 2 – Prepare the Bread and Garlic Butter

  • Slice the baguette in half lengthwise.
  • Combine the melted butter, garlic, and salt in a bowl.
  • Brush the butter mixture on the halved baguettes.

Step 3 – Smoke the Bread

  • Grill your garlic bread face down on your grill for 15 seconds. Next, rotate 90° and grill for 15 more seconds.
  • Watch it carefully so it doesn’t burn!
  • Lower the heat on the grill. Flip garlic bread to toast the other side.
  • Remove from the grill and top with some chopped parsley and grated cheese. Heat it for a few more seconds so the cheese starts to melt.

Step 4 – Serve

  • Serve fresh off the grill.

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!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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