Grilling season is here. Time to pull out the marinades and rubs. Season those steaks and shish-kabobs. And don’t forget to pull out the garlic bread.
Whaaaaat? You wonder. Garlic bread and grilling don’t go hand in hand. Except. NOW THEY DO. In the most cheesy, melty, bacony way ever. Our Hasselback Garlic Bread is loaded with gooey cheddar, bursting with butter and the flavor of fresh garlic and dill. Utterly irresistible!
Ideal for grilling, you can prep this recipe ahead of time, cover it in foil, then toss on the grill when it’s time to cook. Or prepare it in the oven. No matter how you cook it, this simple recipe is guaranteed to be a crown-pleasing favorite. Check it out:
Here’s how to make this easy appetizer or side dish for your next shindig.
With a sharp knife, cut a round loaf of sourdough bread into a checkerboard pattern, slicing about 3/4 of the way through the bread.
Spread garlic-bacon butter into each section, slide cheddar slices into as many sections as possible, too.
Cover loosely with aluminum foil and grill or bake until cheese is melted. Then, serve and enjoy!
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Bacon Cheddar Dill Hasselback Garlic Bread
If you like a bloomin’ onion appetizer, this simple hasselbacked bread is about to become a favorite menu item. Great for grilling season, it can be prepped ahead, wrapped in foil, then tossed on the grill when ready to serve. Pairs great with grilled steak or chicken!
- 1 large round sourdough bread
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup crumbled bacon
- 2 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 oz cheddar jack cheese, sliced thin into 1″ squares
Preheat grill to medium-high (or oven to 450 degrees). With the Good Cook Santoku or bread knife, slice through the top 3/4 sourdough bread, creating a checkboard pattern. In a small bowl, mix together butter, bacon dill and salt. Spread between each of the checkerboard cuts in the bread. Slide cheese between the slits in the bread. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and grill until cheese is melted, about 20 minutes. Or bake for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted. Serve immediately and enjoy!