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.

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Bake Garlic Bread from Dough

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Step 1

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

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Step 2

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

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Step 3

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

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Step 4

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

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Step 5

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.

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Step 6

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

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Step 7

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

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Step 8

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

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Step 9

Mix the garlic powder and butter in a mixing bowl.

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Step 10

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

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Step 11

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