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Traeger Grilled Garlic Bread

Fire up the grill because we’re whipping up some delicious Traeger Grilled Garlic Bread! This garlic bread is going to really wow you because the crispy top is perfectly complemented by the soft, fresh French bread. It is all of the best parts about garlic bread and none of the downsides. Plus, it is so easy to make, and it won’t heat up your house in the warmer months.

Traeger Garlic Bread

Traeger Garlic Bread Recipe

I’m slightly obsessed with pasta, and one of my favorite things about a nice pasta dinner is the perfect piece of garlic bread. You might think that it is hard to screw up garlic bread, but I disagree. If it is too crispy, it is hard to eat. If it isn’t crispy enough, it borders on “soggy”. I’m a hard no on the soggy bread, folks.

I’ve tried grilled garlic bread before, and it has never been my favorite until I tried grilling it upside down. That might seem counterintuitive, but it is actually perfect. By flipping the bread over, you’re exposing the right side of the bread to the hottest heat, and protecting the bottoms from getting too toasty and crunchy before the cut-side browns.

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Traeger Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • French Bread
  • Salted butter
  • Garlic paste (Gourmet Garden)
  • Parsley
  • Salt
  • Parmesan cheese

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Traeger Garlic Bread

How to make Garlic Bread on the Traeger

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.



We’re going hot and fast here, so fire up the grill and get it heating up to 425°F.



Mix together all the garlic butter ingredients. Cut the French bread in half and spread the butter mixture over both sides of the garlic bread.

Line your baking sheet with the non-stick foil, and place the bread butter-side down on the baking sheet.



Put the pan into the grill and let it cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melty and light brown. You can gently lift the bread from the pan to check. If the cheese is staying on the pan instead of on the bread, you didn’t wait long enough.



Remove the pan from the grill, carefully flip the bread over, and slice and serve.

Make this with my Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

Traeger Garlic Bread

Pellet Grill Garlic Bread FAQ

Can this be made on a different type of grill?

Absolutely! If you don’t have a pellet grill, this recipe can be made using a gas grill, charcoal grill, or even done on your gas griddle. Just make sure to cook over indirect heat, and if you make it on your gas griddle I’d personally still use the layer of non-stick foil to make things easier on yourself.

Can this be made ahead of time?

Yes! This recipe can be prepped in advance. I wouldn’t do it more than a day beforehand since fresh French bread is best eaten as soon as possible after baking.

What’s the best way to store and reheat leftovers?

Keep these leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for a day or two for the best results. Reheat in the air fryer, in a low-heat oven, or even back on the grill for a few minutes. If you go the grill route, wrap the bread in foil to prevent it from getting too crispy on the reheat.

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Traeger Garlic Bread

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Traeger Garlic Bread
Yield: 8 servings

Traeger Garlic Bread

Traeger Garlic Bread

This crispy-topped garlic bread is simple to make and is cooked right on your grill!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 3/4 cup salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons garlic paste (Gourmet Garden)*
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat your Traeger to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with non-stick foil or parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the butter, garlic paste, parsley, salt, and the parmesan cheese.
  3. Spread the garlic butter over both cut halves of a fresh loaf of French bread.
  4. Place the bread face down on a large baking sheet.
  5. Put the sheet into the Traeger, and cover the bread with another baking sheet to prevent it from getting too crispy.
  6. Let it cook in the Traeger for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melty and starting to brown.


* You can sub in fresh garlic instead of garlic paste if you'd like! Just chop it really fine, and if you have a mortar and pestle mash it up some before mixing with the butter.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 850mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 9g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

Greg McDonald

Friday 30th of June 2023

Do you really cook this butter side down?????? Never would have even thought to try that…

Greg McDonald

Saturday 1st of July 2023

@Nicole Johnson, Tried it tonight. Went 15 minutes in a 425 oven. Was just starting to brown, got impatient, flipped, and put under the broiler for 5. Wife said it was the best garlic bread she’s ever had!

Need to try it again, but will give it enough time to brown up on its own without going under the broiler. Wasn’t expecting the butter bath in the pan, but makes sense based on the way it was cooked. Regardless, there was plenty of buttery taste on the bread.

Nicole Johnson

Friday 30th of June 2023

Yup! It makes the cheesy-buttery side toasty and perfect without letting the crust get too hard and crunchy. Works like a charm!

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