Cheese and bread are two of the most beloved food items in the world (for good reason!). Combine them into one dish like in this Pull Apart Cheese Bread and you get an explosion of flavors and textures that will send your taste buds soaring.

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Who doesn’t love a good buttery, cheesy bread? I know I do! And so do my kids. I made this pull apart cheese bread the other day and they absolutely ripped it apart! It was like my kitchen was full of little cheese bread vultures. I can’t blame them though… this recipe really is insanely delicious. Garlic bread will never be the same after you make this recipe.

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How to Make the Best Cheesy Pull Apart Bread

  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 375°F. Using a bread knife, make deep slices across the bread about 1 inch apart. Turn the bread and make similar slices across creating a checkerboard/grid pattern. Do not cut all the way through the bread.
  • Step 2: Melt the butter in a microwave for 25 seconds or in a small pot over low heat. Take a pastry brush and cover the loaf (inside and out) with butter. Feel free to go butter crazy on this step!
  • Step 3: Sprinkle the cheese all over the loaf making sure it gets into the grooves of the bread. Sprinkle inside and out with the seasoning blend.
  • Step 4: Wrap the loaf in foil and bake for 20 minutes. Open the loaf and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted, bubbly and the outside of the loaf is golden.

Make Pull Apart Cheese Bread for a Party

Be prepared to bring this to every party you’re invited to from here on out if you show up with this once. I’ve taken it to a couple get togethers now, and it’s gotten devoured every time. It looks gorgeous on a table served with a big salad or as an appetizer at a gathering to watch a football game or your favorite TV show!

If I’m taking this to a get together, I usually will prep it ahead of time at my house and then take it to wherever the party is and bake it on site. That way it’s served fresh and hot with the most melty delicious cheese you’ve ever seen.

And just FYI… it may seem like the pieces you pull off the bread are the stars of the show, but just wait until you get to the bottom of the loaf. It’s arguably the best part of the whole dish! The bottom gets to soak up all the extra butter and cheese that flows down and is super crispy and absolutely delectable. YUM!

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What to Serve with This Recipe

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What else can I say besides you need to make this recipe STAT. It’s cheesy, buttery, crispy and a bit indulgent but it’s got to be at your next get together or family dinner! Let me know what you think in the comments or tag me on social media if you make it!

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Pull Apart Cheese Bread

This pull apart bread is absolutely irresistible. It's crispy, it's cheesy, it has Everything but the Bagel Seasoning. What's not to love? It's lights out delicious!
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Course: Appetizer, Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 large sourdough boule or large loaf (about 1 pound)
  • 4-5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons “Everything but the Bagel” seasoning blend (or favorite herb mix)

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Using a bread knife, make deep slices across the bread about 1 inch apart. Turn the bread and make similar slices across creating a checkerboard/grid pattern. Do not cut all the way through the bread.
  • Melt the butter in a microwave for 25 seconds or in a small pot over low heat. Take a pastry brush and cover all of the loaf (inside and out) with butter.
  • Sprinkle the cheese all over the loaf making sure it gets into the grooves of the bread. Sprinkle inside and out with the seasoning blend.
  • Wrap the loaf in foil and bake for 20 minutes. Open the loaf and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted, bubbly and the outside of the loaf is golden.

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 474mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 317IU | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 2mg
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