Grilled Bread Skewers – The BBQ Side Dish You Didn’t Know You Needed!

by NaturalDeets

Grilled bread skewers are the perfect combination of chewy and crispy! With a touch of rosemary and garlic, these are always the first thing to go at a BBQ!

rustic bread on a skewer with a piece of rosemary on it

Once you try grilled bread, there really is no going back! Sure, you can toast it in the oven but it just doesn’t get that delicious smoky flavor and the crispy grill marks that only the grill can make!

The best part is that it is cheap and easy to make. We make these are parties and they really are the first to go. Guests pick them up right off the grill and gobble them up while they are still warm.

Serve them with a fee of our favorite BBQ recipes, like this Kalbi (Korean BBQ) recipe or Chicken Yakitori!

Even the kids ask for these!

What You Need:

4 pictures showing the break cubes, skewers and the final product

What Is The Best Bread For Grilling?

For this recipe, any loaf of bread will work, but we like to use a baguette or sourdough bread. Be sure to read the ingredients because many store-bought loaves of bread are loaded with preservatives.

Whole-grain bread and rustic bread work great and they can be considered clean! Support your local bakery!

Watch a Video On How To Make It:

How To Make Grilled Bread Skewers

Step 1: Soak the skewers in water for 30 minutes. This will prevent them from burning on the grill

Step 2: Cut the bread into 1-inch slices and then cut each slice into thirds (if you are using a baguette, but the slices in half).

Step 3: In a large bowl, add the oil, rosemary and garlic. Then add the bread and toss until well coated

Step 4: Place the bread pieces on to the skewers so that the cut ends are exposed

Step 5: Grill over medium heat for 3-5 minutes per side or until crispy and grilled

How To Grill Bread

Grilling bread can be intimidating, but it’s actually very easy to do and the best part is that you can just add it to the food you are already grilling!

In this recipe, the best way to grill is over medium heat. Watch the bread closely so it doesn’t burn. Once it browns, turn the bread over and grill the other side.

picture of bread skewers and a little kid hand grabbing one

What Are The Best Skewers For Kebobs

You really want a strong skewer that will be able to hold your food without falling over or bending. It should also be at least 10 inches long so you can put lots of bread on it and still have room to hold the stick.

These 10 inch skewers are perfect for kebobs.

TIP: When grilling skewered foods, be sure to soak the skewers first to prevent them from burning. If possible, move the skewers to the edge of the grill and let the bare skewer hang over the edge, away from the fire.

a top down shot of grilled bread on a plate

Grilled Bread Skewers

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Grilled bread skewers are the perfect combination of chewy and crispy! With a touch of rosemary and garlic, these are always the first thing to go at a BBQ!


  • 1 Baguette or Loaf of Rustic Bread
  • 2/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. Rosemary, chopped
  • Salt


  1. Soak the skewers for 15 minutes to prevent burning
  2. Slice the bread into 1-inch slices. Then cut in half
  3. In a large bowl, add the olive oil, garlic and rosemary.
  4. Toss the bread slices in the oil mixture
  5. Thread the bread onto the skewers and cook for 3-5 minutes per side, or until toasted
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 282mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

Nutritional information was calculated automatically. Please verify accuracy

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