Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread is a real crowd pleaser: a plain loaf of bread is cut into bites, slathered in garlic butter and covered in melty mozzarella cheese. Make two, because the first will be gone in a flash!
If you haven’t seen Cheesy Garlic Bread somewhere you must be living under a rock, honey! But I’ve done you one better: Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread!
Pull-apart breads have been all over the food-blogosphere and Pinterest. There’s something about Pinterest that makes you feel like if you cover your house in chalkboard paint, white furniture, and brightly colored accents, the world’s problems would be solved. Is it just me? Maybe.
Imagine a whole loaf of bread that’s not only been slathered in garlicky butter and parsley, but filled with said garlicky butter and melty mozzarella cheese. If that doesn’t make you happy I don’t know where your soul has gone, but you need to get it back because cheesy garlic pull apart bread should make everyone happy.
My boys requested this to go along with my Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo and it was such a big hit, that I figured I would share this beautiful, easy loaf of bread with you.
- 1 loaf of Italian Bread
- 6 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp parsley
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, more if you want more cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Using a bread knife, cut into the loaf diagonally and deeply, but don't cut through the bread. Leave about 1/2 inch at the bottom uncut. Cut the other way diagonally, to create a diamond pattern.
- Mix the garlic and parsley into the melted butter and use a pastry brush to get the butter mixture into the cuts you've made. Make sure to brush the butter all over the top and sides of the bread as well.
- Shove big pinches of cheese between the cuts in the bread and on top. Stuff it full of mozzarella!
- Cover the top with aluminium foil and bake for 10 minutes to melt the cheese, then for eight minutes uncovered to brown and crisp the bread up.
Eden Westbrook is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind Sweet Tea and Thyme. A classically trained chef, Eden has inspired home cooks into the kitchen with cultural comfort foods, easy family-friendly eats and sweets, and glorious spreads for date night and entertaining since 2015.