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Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread

Garlic Pull Apart Bread Recipe By: Cece Kirkwood. This post may contain affiliate links.

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Cheesy, Garlic. Pull Apart. Bread. This bread is the most delectable, melt in your mouth, incredible of bites. The garlic and parsley bounces off of the tongue and the melted cheese dances in the mouth, all to be met with a perfect crunch of a nice, crusty bread. 

It will be the most perfect appetizer for your next gathering.

The first time I made this garlic pull apart bread was for a friend’s thanksgiving. I did not get to taste the delicious bread, only smell how incredibly amazing it was. This of course meant that I needed to bake this one immediately for my own family so that I too could devour the bread. My family told me that it was the most addicting bread they have ever eaten and I have to wholeheartedly agree. This bread won’t last long once it comes out of the oven, so make sure to save a few pieces for yourself before your friends and family dig in. 

The Process

As always, prepare your work area by measuring out the ingredients for this garlic pull apart bread. Preheat the oven to 350 and measure and prepare all ingredients as listed above.

A photo of the ingredients for garlic pull apart bread

Slice about 3/4 of the way through the bread in a diagonal pattern in both directions to create 1” inch diamond shapes. Do not cut all the way through the bread.

In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, combine the butter, salt and garlic. Melt in the microwave in 30 sec intervals, stirring in between, until the butter is fully melted. 

Stir in the parsley to the melted butter mixture.

Using your hands, lightly pull apart the bread and spoon the garlic butter mixture into the slits of bread. Stuff the cheese into each pocket as well. This will get a little messy! 

Wrap the garlic pull apart bread in foil and place into the oven to bake for 20 minutes. Then unwrap the top of the foil and bake for another 5-10 minutes to allow for the crust of the bread to crisp up a bit. 

Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes before devouring with friends.

The Tips 

Why is this recipe in grams?

Baking is a science and in science you want things to be exact and precise. The best way to do this is by weighing out your ingredients using a simple scale. Ever baked a cookie using the same recipe, yet somehow it turns out slightly different each time? That is because when measuring by volume, you can’t be as precise. It is vital that your ingredient ratios are accurate for a reliable bake every time. 

Can I bake this ahead of time?

Yes, you certainly can! If you would like to bake this bread ahead of time, simply, underbake for a few minutes. Once completely cooled, wrap this bread tightly in plastic wrap and place in the fridge. When you are ready to eat, wrap the bread in foil once again, bake for another 5-10 minutes and devour! 

Can I prepare this bread and bake later on?

Yes! Instead of using melted butter, cube the butter into small pieces and stuff into the bread along with the cheese, garlic, salt and parsley. Once prepped, wrap the bread tightly and place in the fridge until you are ready to bake. The butter will take a bit longer to bake, but no more than a few extra minutes.  

The Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread Recipe


Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread

A photo of the baked garlic pull apart bread

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  • Author: Cece
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


  • 1 Loaf of crusty bread (I chose sourdough)
  • 125g Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 55g parmesan cheese
  • 113g unsalted butter
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp morton’s kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, loosely chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 and measure and prepare all ingredients as listed above.

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