At Escape Adventures, we love gathering around the fire after a day of riding and exploring. While there are lots of ways to make garlic bread, this variation places the emphasis using a Dutch Oven for the cooking. Fun and tasty, this pull-apart bread is a centerpiece appetizer to any campfire meal. But the best part of this crowd pleaser is how simple it is to make. With only a loaf of bread and a handful of ingredients, this is an appetizer that can be thrown together in virtually no time.
If you have never cooked in a Dutch oven before, this a great place to start. While some Dutch oven recipes can be a little more involved, this one is pretty straight-forward and intuitive. You’re pretty much just warming the bread and melting cheese. So even if your charcoal measurements aren’t perfect, this recipe should still turn out great.
- 1 loaf crusty artisan bread
- 5-10 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup parsley, or other herbs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- pinch red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 cup shredded cheese, (anything that will melt well – we used a blend of parmesan & mozzarella)
- SLICE THE BREAD: Cut 1/2 – 1 inch slices horizontally and vertically to create squares, making sure not to slice all the way through the bread – you want the pieces to remain attached to the base of the loaf. Place the loaf into your Dutch oven.
- PREP THE TOPPINGS: Mince the garlic and parsley, then mix with the salt, red pepper flakes, and olive oil.
- STUFF THE BREAD: Using a spoon, drizzle the garlic-herb mixture into the cracks, followed by the cheese.
- COOK 10-20 MINUTES: Place the lid onto the Dutch oven and set over 5 prepared coals. Place 15 coals onto the lid. Bake until the bread is warmed through and the cheese is melted.
(If making this at home instead of at your campsite, simply bake in a 350 oven for 10-20 minutes.)
- SERVE & ENJOY!