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Forget garlic bread, this cheesy pull-apart bread will win your heart over garlic bread any day! It’s stuffed with cheese and seasoned with a generous amount of garlic butter and Italian seasoning, serve with pasta or as an appetizer to start your night off right!

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What is Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread?

Not only is this cheesy pull-apart bread delicious, but it is pretty too! When you bring this yummy bread out, your family will be impressed. Because of the way the bread is sliced, it almost looks like it’s braided. These slices are not only functional but make the presentation of the bread great too!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

It’s easy to make and is sure to impress any crowd whom you present it. There are only five ingredients needed, and it looks great sitting on the table!

Ingredients in Cheesy Garlic Bread

  • Bread- You can use sourdough, a baguette, or a round load of french bread. Make sure the bread is unsliced.
  • Butter
  • Garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning- Or you can make your own!
  • Mozzarella cheese- Shredded.

How to Make Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

  1. Prepare for baking: Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Melt butter: Melt butter in a small bowl. Stir in garlic powder and Italian seasoning for taste.
  3. Slice the bread: Slice your bread into 1-2 inch diagonal strips, making sure not to cut all the way through the bread. You want to cut it almost all the way through, but not quite. Leave the bottom intact to create a place for the cheese to rest. Then, repeat on the opposite diagonal, creating a diamond pattern. Place the loaf on a long strip of foil.
  4. Fill with cheese: Fill each cut area with cheese, tucking it into each nook and cranny. Use a pastry brush or a small spoon to brush butter into each cut. Then, brush the top of the entire loaf with any remaining butter.
  5. Bake: Cover with a second strip of foil and wrap the loaf up completely. Bake the cheesy pull-apart bread on a cookie sheet for about 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Remove the top foil and cook for 3-5 minutes more to brown the top. Serve hot with a dipping sauce of your choosing, such as marinara, pizza sauce, or ranch. 

Expert Tip

Be sure to slather your bread in the garlic butter mixture and really pack it with cheese; the more, the better! This is what makes this recipe.

FAQs

What cheese is best for bread?

Any cheeses that are soft, gooey, and melt well. Mozzarella, shredded cheddar or even Brie are all good examples. 

Do you heat up pull-apart bread?

If you are eating your bread after it was originally baked, feel free to heat it up in a toaster often or a conventional oven. 

Can you make this ahead of time?

You can make this cheesy bread ahead of time! Store it and re-heat it like you would a pizza. 

How do I store the leftover garlic bread?

Store the bread in foil in the fridge.

How do I reheat cheesy bread?

Reheat in a toaster oven or an oven for best results.

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Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread Recipe

5 from 2 votes
This easy Cheesy Garlic Bread recipe is a pull apart bread that's perfect as an appetizer or side dish. It's easy to make and so good to eat with lots of cheese and herbs.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 loaf sourdough or French bread long or round, unsliced
  • ½ cup (57g) butter
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese shredded
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Melt butter in a small bowl. Stir in garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
  • Slice bread in 1-2 inch diagonal strips, making sure not to cut all the way through the bread. (Cut almost through but not quite.) Then repeat on the opposite diagonal, creating a diamond pattern. Place loaf on a long strip of foil.
  • Fill each cut area with cheese, tucking in to each nook and corner. Use a pastry brush or small spoon to brush butter into each cut and then brush the top of the entire loaf with any remaining butter.
  • Cover with a second strip of foil (wrap the loaf up) and bake on a cookie sheet for about 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Remove top foil and cook 3-5 minutes more to brown the top.
  • Serve hot with dipping sauce (marinara, pizza sauce, and/or ranch).

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Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 485mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

Cheesy Pull Apart Bread is an epic garlic bread recipe – this cheesy bread is such a great side dish. We couldn’t stop eating it!



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