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cheesy garlic pull apart bread

Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread

  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


  • 1 dense loaf of bread, like sourdough
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time
  3. Whisk together minced garlic, salt, chopped parsley and melted butter until well combined
  4. Cut the bread diagonally, about 1 inch apart, creating diamonds in the bread. Be sure not to cut all the way through the crust. 
  5. Open the bread cuts with your fingers or a knife and drizzle the butter mixture between each slice of bread.
  6. Stuff the mozzarella cheese into the slices, as well. The effort is worth it, promise!
  7. Wrap the loaf in aluminum foil and place the loaf on a baking sheet
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, then unwrap the bread loaf and finish baking for another 5-10 minutes until the cheese is slightly browned and the bread is crusty.
  9. Serve warm


  • This loaf can be made ahead and wrapped in foil for up to 3 days in the refrigerator or 1 month in the freezer. To cook, thaw and follow heating instructions. 
  • You can also cook it first, then refrigerate it for up to 3 days. Then reheat in the oven on 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Or microwave the bread on high for 2 minutes (always remove the foil first before microwaving) to re-melt the cheese. 
  • Pair this with spaghetti and a salad to make a basic meal feel gourmet!
  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Italian