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Cheesy Pull Apart Bread

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Easy cheesy pull apart bread loaded with garlic butter and cheddar cheese! Our recipe shows you how to create a tasty bread for your next get together.

Cheesy bread, one of the tastiest culinary creations known to man. Okay, maybe I am going a little overboard with that statement.

But, there’s no denying that a cheese bread can take a meal from good to great. Our feta cheesy bread takes Greek night to the next level!

For today’s post, we’re sharing Kim’s best cheese bread recipe. This one is different than our cheesy garlic bread recipe, since it’s made in boule and stuffed with ingredients.

The cheesy pull apart bread served on a white platter.

How to make cheesy pull apart bread?

First, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Now, mince the garlic, and chop the parsley. Or you can use jarred garlic and dried parsley.

Minced garlic, melted butter, and parsley in a small bowl.

Next, grab a small bowl. If you haven’t softened your butter, you can melt it on the lowest setting in your microwave. I would cover it with a paper towel; otherwise, it can pop and make a mess.

After that, in the small bowl, combine the butter, minced garlic, and chopped parsley. Set the bowl aside for now.

The bread has been partially cut both vertically and horizontally.

Then, place the bread on a cutting board and make vertical and horizontal slices. But, be careful not to cut all the way through the bread.

Afterward, gently spread the bread apart to create cavities between the cuts.

Round bread, cut and topped with the garlic butter and cheese.

At this point, use a pastry brush to slather the bread with the garlic and butter mixture.

Also, stuff the cavities with shredded cheese. Any leftover cheddar can be sprinkled over the top of the dish.

Baked cheesy pull apart bread on a large sheet pan.

Wrap the cheesy bread in aluminum foil and place it into the oven to bake for about twenty (20) minutes.

Last, remove it from the oven when the timer goes off. Unwrap it and put the bread back into the oven to bake for another five (5) to ten (10) minutes to crisp up the top.

That’s it, once it done, you can serve the cheesy pull apart bread! Kim and I hope you enjoy the recipe and wish you all the best 🙂

A piece cheesy bread being pulled from the round loaf.

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A piece cheesy bread being pulled from the round loaf.

Cheesy Pull Apart Bread

Yield: 10 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Easy cheesy pull apart bread loaded with garlic butter and cheddar cheese! Our recipe shows you how to create a tasty bread for your next get together.


  • 1 Loaf Sourdough Bread, (or other bread you like, round works best)
  • 8 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, (softened)
  • 3 Teaspoons Garlic, (3 cloves, minced)
  • 1 Tablespoon Parsley, (chopped or dried)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Cheddar, (or your favorite cheese, shredded)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the butter, garlic, parsley, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Use a sharp knife to cut the bread diagonally in rows about an inch apart. Don’t cut all the way through. Only go about ⅔ of the way through the loaf. Turn the loaf, and repeat to form a crisscross (diamond) pattern.
  4. Using your fingers, gently loosen the bread pieces without breaking them apart from the bottom. Use a pastry brush to apply the butter mixture to the inside of the bread. Next take tiny bits of shredded cheese and stuff inside the openings.
  5. Wrap the bread tightly in foil, and bake for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, unwrap the bread, and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes to crisp the outside.
  6. Serve hot, and store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of five (5) to seven (7) pieces of the cheesy pull apart bread. Additionally, the calorie count does NOT include the extra parsley seen the photos as garnish. Actual calories will vary.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: .5 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 470mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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