Hot Ponderosas! Recipe -
Hot Ponderosas! Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Hot Ponderosas!

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"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!"

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 30, 2004

This was good and went well with my grilled ribeyes. I reduced the recipe to four servings and thought the amount of red pepper flakes and herbes de provence seemed to be too much so I reduced to a sprinkling of each.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 17, 2013

THis was just OK for us. I was expecting an explosion of flavor that I never really found. I think I may give this one more try in the oven/under the broiler instead of grilling and see if that changes my opinion. THANKS for the recipe, MCMIGUEL!


18 Ratings

Jun 20, 2005

This mixture is wonderful....i didn't have her deprovence so i substituted it with fresh rosemary and fresh basil. It was funny because yes we burnt these all so we tried again and only burnt some...think i wiill try the oven next..i love this mixture!

May 24, 2006

I also thought that the recipe called for way too much red pepper flakes and herbes de Provence; I just used a little of each. I made these on the Foreman grill, and they turned out well, but I wouldn't mind doing them in the oven like garlic bread. We thought this was really tasty. Thanks, McMiguel!

Jul 10, 2004

Very good. Don't turn your back; they will burn quickly.

May 29, 2009

I used this as a spread and broiled instead of dipping and grilling. Will add more blue cheese next time. I really liked the addition of the W sauce.

Apr 13, 2006

i used more cheese than called for, and i think it helped for the burning problem. i had to cook these suckers much longer than the 1 minute described, and none burnt. they were good, but i actually thought they needed more flavor. i would more than double the cheese and herbs next time. also tasted good with a little marinara.

Jul 31, 2006

All I can say is awesome, awesome, awesome! My family (children included) fought over what was left!


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  • Calories
  • 194 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 285 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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