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!
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
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Combine butter, garlic and salt in a heatproof bowl and melt in the microwave. Stir in parsley.
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).
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.
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.