Golden Flames & Garlic Dreams: Crafting the Perfect Campfire Garlic Bread

As the stars begin to twinkle above and the campfire gently crackles, there’s no better accompaniment to an open-air meal than a slice of piping hot Campfire Garlic Bread. Simple, savory, and oh-so satisfying, this rustic take on a classic comfort food will tantalize your taste buds and amplify your alfresco dining experience.

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The Base: Picking the Perfect Bread

While any bread will suffice, a crusty baguette or a chunky slice of sourdough provides the ideal foundation for your garlic butter to seep delectably into every nook and cranny. Select a loaf that will hold up to the heat without falling apart – you want a bread that’s as sturdy as it is delicious.


– 1 baguette or loaf of sourdough bread (choose a crusty variety)

– 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

– 3 to 4 cloves of garlic, crushed or minced

– 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, finely chopped

– Salt, to taste

– Optional: Red pepper flakes, to taste

– Optional: Grated Parmesan cheese

Garlic Butter Gloriousness

The heart of this dish lies in the garlic butter, a blend more precious than gold in the campfire culinary world. Soften your butter to a spreadable consistency and mix in crushed garlic, parsley, and a pinch of salt for taste. For those who fancy an extra kick, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes or a dash of parmesan provides a delightful twist.


1. Prepare the Garlic Butter:

   – In a small bowl, combine the softened butter with the minced garlic and chopped parsley.

   – Add a pinch of salt and, if desired, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for a little heat, or a handful of grated Parmesan cheese for a cheesy flavor.

   – Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated into the butter.

2. Prep the Bread:

   – Slice the baguette or sourdough loaf into thick slices, ensuring they’re not cut all the way through; leave the bottom crust intact so that it holds together, similar to a fan.

   – Alternatively, you can slice individual pieces if you prefer.

3. Apply the Garlic Butter:

   – Generously spread the garlic butter mixture between the slices of bread for stuffed goodness. Make sure to get the butter into all the nooks and crannies for maximum flavor.

4. Wrap the Bread:

   – Wrap the entire buttered loaf in a double layer of aluminum foil to prevent burning and to ensure even cooking.

5. Cook on the Campfire:

   – Place the foil-wrapped bread on the grill grate over the campfire, or you can nestle it in the hot coals at the edge of the fire.

   – Cook the bread for about 10-15 minutes, turning it occasionally for even toasting.

   – The exact cooking time may vary depending on the heat of your fire, so keep an eye on it.

6. Check for Doneness:

   – Carefully open the foil and check if the bread is toasted to your liking and the garlic butter is melted.

7. Serve and Enjoy:

   – Once the bread is toasted perfectly, remove it from the fire.

   – Allow it to cool slightly, then serve it warm, pulling apart the individual slices to enjoy the crispy, buttery, and garlicky goodness.

Enjoy your campfire garlic bread as an appetizer, side dish, or just as a delicious snack by the fire!

Ready, Set, Revel!

Once the aroma of toasted garlic fills the air, it’s time to unveil your culinary creation. Carefully open the foil and let the steam escape into the night sky. Slice or tear into your perfectly toasted garlic bread, savoring the crunch of the crust against the soft, melted bliss within.

This humble dish isn’t just about the ingredients or the method—it’s about the shared moments and the joy that a simple slice of garlic bread can bring to an outdoor meal. Gather around the flames and break bread with friends and family, for these are the flavors and memories that last a lifetime. Contact us today to get a great deal on your next RV!

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