Grilled Bacon Cheddar Dill Hasselback Garlic Bread

It’s grilling season and we’re throwing every food we can find on our back porch grill. From classic burgers and hot dogs to eggs, pineapple, and cookies, almost everything is grill-able.

Our latest go-to grill recipe is Bacon Cheddar Dill Hasselback Garlic Bread. It is loaded with enough goodies to be enjoyed as a meal on its own, or it can serve as a tasty compliment to any main dish.  Made using a pre-baked round loaf of sourdough bread, this can be made well ahead of time and wrapped in foil so it’s ready to be tossed onto the hot grill at dinner time.

The brainchild of the creative cooks at, Bacon Cheddar Dill Hasselback Garlic Bread tastes like it took many hours and many ingredients to make. But, don’t let the lengthy recipe name fool you. This dish is simple, delicious and only requires a handful of ingredients. The most difficult part of this recipe is “hasselbacking” the bread, but even that only takes a few minutes.

What exactly does it mean to “hasselback” something? Hasselbacking is a cooking method in which potatoes or other items are sliced not-quite-all-the-way through in thin, even layers. These layers can then be stuffed or topped with a variety of flavorings. “It’s a way of creating more surface area for flavors and creating additional texture,” according to Taste. The technique itself has been around for decades but only in recent years found a surge in popularity. This can most likely be credited to the internet age and the surge of curious home chefs looking to try new flavors and techniques. So, don’t be intimidated to try hasselbacking. It looks impressive, but is incredibly easy to do!

Check out the recipe for Bacon Cheddar Dill Hasselback Garlic Bread below and let us know if you give it a try. We’re certain you won’t be disappointed!


1 large round sourdough bread
3/4 cup butter, softened
3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup crumbled bacon
2 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 oz cheddar jack cheese, sliced thin into 1″ squares

Preheat grill to medium-high (or oven to 450 degrees). With a bread knife, slice through the top 3/4 of the sourdough bread, creating a checkerboard pattern. In a small bowl, mix together butter, bacon, dill and salt. Spread the butter mixture between each of the checkerboard cuts in the bread. Slide cheese between the cuts in the bread. Wrap loosely with aluminum foil and place on grill until cheese is melted (about 20 minutes). Or bake for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted. Serve immediately and enjoy!

**Feeling like you want to try grilling something new? Learn how to grill eggs in the video below.

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