Grilled French Bread

Crisp grilled French bread slices brushed with a garlic and oil mixture. A perfect addition to any Summer dinner.

Grilled French bread recipe from @bakedbyrachel

This week has been kind of crazy. What from readjusting to reality after a mini vacation, to strange wild weather and gearing up for not only the holiday weekend but a birthday on the holiday. So much to do. So little time.

However, I did find time to escape outside and read for several hours the other day. I gave up on the Gillian Flynn book, Dark Places. I honestly hated her writing style with Gone Girl, so I’m not sure why I chose to read another of her books. I guess, I just hoped it would be better. Her books are infurriating, as is her writing style. The whole back and forth bit, between not only characters but time, really bothers me. Instead, I ditched that book and started on a Veronica Mars book. I was late to the series, but fell in love with it… and the movie. The two books start off right after the movie, so it’s really fun to read along and picture all of the characters as they were. If you were a fan of that series, I highly recommend continuing. So far so good anyway!

Grilled French bread recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I know it’s not just me that’s super busy. You’re probably pinched for time leading up to the holiday weekend too! So, I knew this super easy grilled French bread, would be a great recipe leading up to such a busy weekend!

I paired this grilled French bread with my Italian chicken kabobs and juicy summer corn, but it would be perfect with anything… or completely on it’s own. Because, who doesn’t love crisp slices of bread, slathered in garlic oil? Yum!!

Add this super easy, crowd pleasing grilled French bread to your grilling menu this weekend!

Grilled French Bread

Grilled French bread slices brushed with a garlic and oil mixture.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American


  • 1 loaf crusty French baguette
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Slice bread diagonally into 1/2-inch pieces. 
  • In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Microwave for 30 seconds or until fragrant. 
  • Brush both sides of each slice with garlic oil. 
  • Grill over low heat for 2-4 minutes per side or until golden and crisp, with some grill marks. 
  • Serve immediately. 


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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12 Responses to “Grilled French Bread”

  1. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — July 2, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Is it weird to be drooling over bread? I love topping grilled bread with cheese…yum! Also I totally hear your about Gillian Flynn. I was so pissed with Gone Girl that I literally thought pages of the book were missing.

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      Rachel — July 5, 2015 at 9:28 am

      That was seriously the worst book and an even worse movie. Such a shame it was so highly loved and tricked everyone else into reading/watching.

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    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — July 2, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Garlic oil?! Sign me up! And I hear ya…grilled bread is thee perfect easy side dish that could easily become my meal!

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      Rachel — July 5, 2015 at 9:28 am

      Thanks Meg!

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    Amy Stafford — July 2, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I love garlic oil, topped on bread is perfection!

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      Rachel — July 5, 2015 at 9:28 am

      Thanks Amy!

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    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — July 3, 2015 at 1:51 am

    This would work great with so many appetizers! We use our grill all year round, we are lucky to live in California.

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      Rachel — July 5, 2015 at 9:28 am

      You’re definitely lucky that you can grill year round! Enjoy it extra for us northerners ;)

  5. #
    amanda — July 3, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Looks delicious!

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      Rachel — July 5, 2015 at 9:28 am

      Thanks Amanda!

  6. #
    Renee Wells — July 30, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    French bread and garlic! I can hear my husband clapping. Glad how simple this is.

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      Rachel — July 31, 2016 at 8:54 am

      I hope you both enjoy it!

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