Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread | Melty cheese, butter, and garlic on a fresh sourdough or french loaf. Cut into the loaf of bread only halfway and then stuff it with cheese and bake until the cheese is piping hot and bubbly. Great for an appetizer or as a side for a salad and takes only half an hour to make.
Mmm, cheeeeese..... Right? If you
like love the more typical Cheesy Garlic Bread, then you'll probably have emoji heart eyes over this recipe. I did. Let me just say that with Valentine's Day just passing, my husband and I were in different countries and this Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread made it a little better. I mean, at least I had a tasty meal while I missed him.
I totally suggest sharing this around a cozy little table with the best people in your life though. Toss up a little Mexican chopped side salad, or maybe a Quinoa Bowl, pour some drinks and gather around the table, pulling away little cheesy bits of buttery, garlicky bread. It's the ultimate sharing appetizer.
For more appetizers to share with your friends and family, check out my Beer Cheese Sauce, Loaded Caramelized Onion Dip, or my Easy Homemade Guacamole. Save these ideas on Pinterest to make later. Give me a follow over there for more appetizer ideas.
Let's Make Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread!
This pull apart bread is easy to make. Start off with a fresh, uncut loaf of bread. (Left) Cut into it from the top down, on the diagonal, and only almost all the way through. (Middle) Leave a half-inch or so connected at the bottom. Cut into the bread on the other diagonal and in the same manner, leaving some connected. (Right)
Melt the butter and then add the garlic and parsley to it. Pull the bread apart, little by little, and drizzle the butter into all of the crevices. (Upper Left.) Do this for the whole loaf, until the butter is gone. Drizzle a little over the top of the loaf also. (Upper Right.)
Do the same with the cheese, stuffing it into the little crevices. Wrap the whole loaf in foil and then bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes. Unwrap the foil and then bake for another 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and browned. Serve hot.
How do you Make Pull Apart Bread
What is pull apart bread?
This recipe is for bread that you serve whole and needs to be pulled apart to eat. You don't cut through the bread all the way, just almost all the way, and then stuff the cracks with butter, garlic and cheese before baking and serving.
What bread is the best for pull apart bread?
I like a french loaf or sourdough. I've used both and they have great flavor and a nice thick crust that will keep together even if when you cut into it as you do with this recipe.
What cheese is best for cheesy pull apart bread?
I like cheese that's pully and melty. Gouda and Gruyere both have great flavor, and mozzarella is the ultimate "cheese pull" choice. Use whatever cheese or combinations you like the best!
Pull Apart Garlic Cheese Bread
- ¼ cup melted butter
- ½ cup of Gruyere cheese
- ½ cup of Gouda cheese
- 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
- One loaf of French or Sourdough bread* (uncut)
- Chopped parsley for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- Fold two pieces of regular tinfoil together, or use extra-large tinfoil.
- In a small bowl, melt the butter and add the garlic and parsley.
- Slice into the top of the bread on diagonals on two different angles so that you end up with a diamond checkerboard pattern. (Check the blog post photos) Don't cut all the way to the bottom so that the loaf will stay together on its own. Leave half an inch or so still connected at the bottom of the loaf.
- Opening the bread in spots, pour on the garlicky parsley butter.
- Stuff in both types of cheese.
- Wrap with foil.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Peel back the foil and bake for another 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and browned.
- Serve hot.