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Cheese & Garlic Pull Apart Bread Makes a Great Side to Any Meal

Whenever I have a gathering coming up, a pull apart bread is my go-to. This Cheese & Garlic Pull Apart Bread makes such a great appetizer or side to any meal, and who doesn't love garlic and cheese?

A full loaf will feed a crowd, and it's so much fun pulling out pieces of cheesy goodness. This recipe goes great with a saucy pasta dish, or anything with gravy or dressing so you can dip in the bread. All it takes is a quick slice and stuff - give this a try with any other toppings you like!

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Ingredients:

For the bread

  • 1 crusty loaf, preferably sourdough or Vienna
  • ¾ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese (or other melting cheese)

For the garlic butter

  • 3.5 ounces salted butter, softened
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

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Combine butter, garlic and salt in a heatproof bowl and melt in the microwave. Stir in parsley.

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Cut the bread on a diagonal into 2cm/1" diamonds but do not cut all the way through the bread (just like you would cut a french stick for garlic bread).

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Use your fingers or a knife to pry open each crack and drizzle in a teaspoon of butter and stuff in a pinch of cheese.

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Wrap with foil and bake for 15 minutes until the cheese has mostly melted, then unwrap and bake for 5 minutes more to make the bread nice and crusty.

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Serve immediately.


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