Grilled Parmesan Garlic Bread

Grilled bread flavored with Parmesan and garlic is an easy side dish for the summer. Grilling bread is so easy – it takes just a few minutes to prep and cook, and you end up with delicious toasted bread loaded with flavor.

sliced grilled bread on a cutting board.

If you love garlic bread but don’t want to crank up the oven during the summer, you have to try this grilled Parmesan garlic bread. It’s slathered with a garlic Parmesan butter spread and cooked on the grill until it’s toasty hot.

How to Make It

I love this recipe because it’s so simple – it only takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. Make Parmesan garlic butter mixture and slather it on a loaf of ciabatta or Italian bread, grill, and slice. Serve it with your favorite summer salad, grilled chicken, steak, shrimp… you get the idea. I think you’re going to love it.

More Grilling Ideas

Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad | Grilled Salmon | Lemon Grilled Shrimp | Pineapple Drumsticks


Grilled Parmesan Garlic Bread

sliced grilled bread on a cutting board.

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Super simple grilled bread! This is the best way to make toasty, buttery Parmesan garlic bread in summer. 

  • Author: April Anderson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 loaf Italian or ciabatta bread (about 16 inches long)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Slice the bread in half lengthwise.
  2. Combine the butter, garlic, cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Spread the garlic-parmesan butter over the cut sides of each bread slice.
  3. Heat the grill to medium-high direct heat. Place the bread slices buttered-side down on the hot grill grates. Grill them for 30-60 seconds until the undersides are crispy with grill marks. Keep an eye on it because it can go from toasty to burned pretty quickly.
  4. Flip the bread and grill for 1-2 minutes more until lightly charred around the edges.
  5. Transfer the grilled bread to a cutting board and slice them into smaller pieces. Serve warm.


You can make the garlic butter spread ahead of time (up to a week!) and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to grill your bread.

No grill? You can bake the bread in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes at 400°F.

Store leftover grilled bread in an airtight container. They will keep at room temperature for a couple of days or in the refrigerator for a few days longer. I like to reheat the leftover bread in the oven or the air fryer.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 239
  • Sugar: 1.8g
  • Sodium: 419.8mg
  • Fat: 11.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.3g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Protein: 5.6g
  • Cholesterol: 24.2mg

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The nutrition is an estimate only. It was calculated using Nutrifox, an online nutrition calculator.

Side Dish Ideas

This bread goes with all the summer dinners like grilled shrimp, Caprese chicken pasta, grilled chicken drumsticks, and grilled salmon.

grilled bread on a grill.

I also love it with a summery salad like Santa Fe salad, couscous salad, chicken cobb salad, and avocado shrimp salad.

a piece of grilled bread on a cutting board.

I hope you give this recipe a try soon!

Happy grilling,


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