Cheesy Pull-Apart Garlic Bread

November 30, 2022

When it comes to comfort food, the most cozy, comforting dishes involve three key ingredients: bread, cheese, and garlic. And lucky for you, this recipe includes all three! That’s right, my Cheesy Pull-Apart Garlic Bread is a cozy, comforting, and incredibly cheesy dish that is perfect to warm you up on a cool winter night, or entertain guests at all of your holiday parties! This dish is NOT gluten-free or dairy-free, but trust me when I say that it is worth it!

A loaf of the cheesy garlic pull apart bread, sitting on the countertop

Friends, let’s be honest: when it comes to Thanksgiving, the best dishes are the ones that include bread. Whether we’re talking stuffing or bread rolls, to me, the bread is the best part. In my average, day-to-day life, I don’t tend to eat much bread- for no other reason than the fact that it can sometimes hurt my stomach. But when it comes to Thanksgiving I am all about the bread, and I never regret it after.

This recipe is incredibly special for a few different reasons. First, aside from the fact that it is absolutely decadent and delicious, this recipe also happens to be a collaboration between me and one of my best friends, Erin O’Brien. Erin and I became friends last year and not only is she an incredible and kind human, she is a very talented food and lifestyle blogger. When we were dreaming up the perfect holiday recipe, we came up with this cheesy, beautiful creation, and I am so excited to share it together!

This recipe is perfect for a simple and easy appetizer that requires little-to-no utensils to serve. Simply dig in to this delicious loaf and pull out a delicious, cheesy, garlic bread bite. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

What You Need to Make This Perfect Pull-Apart Bread

Would you believe me if I told you that you only need 8 ingredients to make this recipe? It’s true!

  • Crusty Rustic Bread: Of course, the base for this recipe is a crusty, rustic bread boule – aka, a round loaf. This recipe works best with a round loaf, and has not been tested with any other bread or bread shape.
  • Salted Butter: Salted butter works best for this recipe. If you use unsalted butter, I recommend adding in a pinch of salt for the perfect balance of flavors!
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic cloves make for the best garlic bread.
A large loaf of the cheesy garlic pull-apart bread, laid out on a countertop
  • Parsley: Just like I recommend using fresh garlic cloves, I also recommend using fresh parsley in this recipe. Why? Because it adds the prettiest color that really stands out amongst all the cheese!
  • Cheese: And, of course, because this is a cheesy bread recipe recipe, we will be using three different types of cheese! Shredded mozzarella, cheddar cheese, and parmesan cheese make for the perfect mixture of cheeses for this recipe.
  • Chives: Chives and cheese go together like bread and butter. And since we already have bread and butter in this recipe, it’s only natural that we include the delicious combination of chives with our cheesy garlic bread, as well!
A close-up of one of the squares of the cheesy garlic pull apart bread.

How to Make This Easy, Cheesy Bread

Making this Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread is simple and easy! Simply start by preheating your oven to 375 F. Next, you’ll want to cut your bread in the following way: use a serrated knife and cross-hatch the bread (aka, cutting diagonally in each direction), making sure not to slice the bread all the way through. If you get stuck, follow the video tutorial above!

Once your bread is sliced, place it on a foil-lined baking sheet. Then, melt your salted butter in a small bowl, and mix it together with the chopped garlic and parsley. Using a brush, brush the butter all over the bread, being sure to get inside all of the cut crevices / crosshatches.

A loaf of the cheesy garlic pull apart bread, brushed with butter, and laid out on a cutting board surrounded by cheese and parsley

Now is the fun part: time to stuff the bread! Stuff the crosshatches full of your cheeses, being sure to not miss any crevices. The more cheese, the merrier, so feel free to sprinkle some on top or use additional cheese, if desired!

Top with chives, then use a sheet of foil to cover the bread completely. Depending on the size of your loaf, you may need to to use two sheets!

Bake your loaf for 30 minutes, then unwrap and bake for an additional 5-10 more minutes, until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden.

Once done, serve and enjoy! This recipe is best eaten the same day it’s made.

If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a review and rating below! And, since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so that I can repost them! xx

** Photography by Bea Moreno
A large loaf of the cheesy garlic pull-apart bread, laid out on a countertop
Nut Free/Refined Sugar Free

Cheesy Pull-Apart Garlic Bread

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Nicole Modic
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
SERVES 1 Loaf
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When it comes to comfort food, the most cozy, comforting dishes involve three key ingredients: bread, cheese, and garlic. And lucky for you, this recipe includes all three! That's right, my Cheesy Pull-Apart Garlic Bread is a cozy, comforting, and incredibly cheesy dish that is perfect to warm you up on a cool winter night, or entertain guests at all of your holiday parties! This dish is NOT gluten-free or dairy-free, but trust me when I say that it is worth it!

Ingredients

  • 1 Boule / Loaf Crusty Rustic Bread
  • 1 Stick Salted Butter melted
  • 6 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Parsley chopped
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 1 Bunch Chives finely chopped

Instructions

  • Start by preheating your oven to 375 F.
  • Next, you’ll want to cut your bread in the following way: use a serrated knife and cross-hatch the bread (aka, cutting diagonally in each direction), making sure not to slice the bread all the way through. If you get stuck, follow the video tutorial above!
  • Once your bread is sliced, place it on a foil-lined baking sheet. 
  • Then, melt your salted butter in a small bowl, and mix it together with the chopped garlic and parsley. 
  • Using a brush, brush the butter all over the bread, being sure to get inside all of the cut crevices / crosshatches.
  • Stuff the crosshatches of the bread full of your cheeses, being sure to not miss any crevices. The more cheese, the merrier, so feel free to sprinkle some on top or use additional cheese, if desired!
  • Top with chives, then use a sheet of foil to cover the bread completely. Depending on the size of your loaf, you may need to to use two sheets!
  • Bake your loaf for 30 minutes, then unwrap and bake for an additional 5-10 more minutes, until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden.
  • Once done, serve and enjoy! This recipe is best eaten the same day it’s made.

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