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Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

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This cheesy pull-apart bread has been made in countless forms; this cheesy garlic version is my favorite.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4 to 8 servings
Calories 840
Author Michelle


  • 1 large loaf or boule-style Italian bread Sourdough or French could also work
  • ½ cup butter unsalted or salted is fine, melted
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 bunch scallions trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese shredded (about 2 cups)
  • Chopped fresh parsley to garnish (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a sheet of heavy-duty foil with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Cut a cross-hatch pattern into the top of the bread by slicing ½-inch grid lines into the bread, stopping about ¼-inch from the bottom of the bread so that it stays together. Place the bread on the piece of foil that has been sprayed.
  • Stir together the melted butter, garlic and scallions.
  • Gently separate the bread with your fingers, then spoon the butter mixture in all of the seams, making sure it is evenly distributed among the whole loaf. Wrap the loaf up in the foil and place on a baking stone or directly on the oven rack and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees F.
  • Open the foil and sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the bread. There will be a lot of cheese, so try to push down as much as you can in between all of the crevices in the bread. Leave the foil open and return it to the oven. Bake until the cheese is completely melted, bubbling and starting to brown on top, about 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving, then sprinkle with parsley (if desired) and dig in!


Nutritional values are based on one serving


Calories: 840kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 1214mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 1920IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 848mg | Iron: 3.2mg