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hand pulling piece of French bread with cheese

Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread Recipe

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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 281kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $6


  • 1 loaf sourdough or French bread long or round, unsliced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese shredded


  • 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).


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