Hot Ponderosas!


Hot Ponderosas are an interesting variation of garlic toast baguettes that work nicely for outdoor grilling and cookouts. We cooked this one up while I was living in the mountains and cooking almost all of our meals outside. Be careful – they will flame FAST, so be quick with the tongs!

Original recipe makes 16 servings


1 cup butter
5 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 1/2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
3 1/2 tablespoons herbes de Provence
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1 thin baguette, cut into thick slices

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    5 mins


    20 mins


  1. Preheat the grill for high heat.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, and mix in the garlic, blue cheese, herbes de Provence, red pepper, sea salt, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Dunk each baguette slice in the butter mixture to thoroughly coat. Place slices in a bowl, and toss with any remaining butter mixture.
  4. Place the baguette slices on the prepared grill, and toast 1 minute on both sides, or to desired doneness.


Calories: 194 kcal
Carbohydrates: 17.3 g
Cholesterol: 31 mg
Fat: 12.5 g
Fiber: 0.9 g
Protein: 4 g
Sodium: 285 mg