How to Make Garlic Bread Without an Oven

By Athena Hessong

You do not need a conventional oven for making garlic bread. Two methods for baking this flavorful bread exist: toasting pre-made bread with garlic butter or baking a garlic-infused bread from scratch. Accomplish both of these on your stove top or grill with the use of a Dutch oven. Made from heavy cast iron, a Dutch oven resembles a large covered soup pot. The iron construction holds heat and evenly transfers it to the food, allowing you to bake bread on your stove or on a grill.


Bake Garlic Bread from Dough

Set the Dutch oven onto a stove top or grill over medium-high heat for 20 minutes to preheat.

Handling the hot Dutch oven with oven mitts, place a piece of aluminum foil in the bottom of the oven.

Combine the garlic powder with the butter in a mixing bowl and knead into the bread dough.

Shape the dough into a round loaf and set in the bottom of the Dutch oven, cover with a lid.

Turn the heat of a gas grill to high heat or keep the stove at medium-high heat and place the Dutch oven over the heat.

Cook the bread for 30 to 40 minutes or until a food thermometer reads 200 degrees F.

Remove the Dutch oven from the stove top or grill and let the bread cool in the pan for five minutes before removing.

Make Garlic Bread From a Loaf of Bread

Slice prepared bread into slices or cut an entire loaf in half. Heat the Dutch oven on a stove top over medium-high heat.

Mix the garlic powder and butter in a mixing bowl.

Spread the garlic butter mixture over the cut surfaces of the bread.

Place the bread, cut-side down into the Dutch oven and cook for three minutes per side or until toasted, without the lid.