This Cheesy, buttery, pull-apart bread is loaded with garlic, herbs, butter and loads of cheese! Everyone in my family goes crazy for it! This is the ultimate side dish or perfect party appetizer!
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Keyword: bread, Cheese, easy recipe, garlic
Author: Jennifer Fishkind
14ozfrench bread loaf
1 ½cupsshredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place the bread on a foil-lined sheet pan.
Cut a grid on the bread by creating vertical cuts, stopping before you hit the bottom crust, then repeating the cuts in a horizontal manner.
Place the butter, garlic, Italian seasoning, rosemary and 1 Tablespoon of chopped parsley in a small bowl. Microwave in 20-second increments or until the butter is melted.
Drizzle the butter into the crevices of the bread. (you can also spoon it in there!)
Gently stuff the cheese into the crevices of the bread.
Wrap the bread in foil to cover.
Bake for 10 minutes and then uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of parsley and serve.
Be sure to wrap the bread in foil to cover. Bake the bread for 10 minutes covered, then uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
The best type of bread to use for your cheesy pull apart bread is definitely sourdough, but any other type of dense bread will work well, too. I have also made this with a french loaf before and it turned out well! You can choose whichever bread you like that fancies your taste… just as long as it’s dense.
It works better to use a dense bread (like sourdough) because it will hold better when you start to pull off little pieces. A less dense bread will likely fall apart.
You may want to use a spoon to "spoon in" the butter mixture so it really gets into the crevices!
Hands down, the best cheese to use for your cheesy pull apart bread is going to be mozzarella. It has to be one of my all time favorite cheeses, and it goes SO well in this garlic bread. It’s also the best cheese for achieving the nice pull apart effect when you pull off your bread pieces!