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Parmesan and garlic butter cheesy pull apart bread is a deliciously comforting appetizer that everyone is sure to love!

a loaf of parmesan and garlic butter pull-apart bread

How to make cheesy pull-apart bread

This carb-loaded delight is really simple to make. Buy a loaf of fresh bread. Slice the bread one way (without cutting through completely), slice it the other way to make a criss-cross pattern, and then stuff the cracks with garlic butter and cheese. Easy peasy.

Of course, this appetizer (or main meal… I’m not judging) is best hot out of the oven. Sharing is optional.

a hand pulling out a piece of parmesan cheese and garlic pull-apart bread

Once you stuff the bread with the garlic butter and cheese, you bake it for 30 minutes; 15 with foil loosely placed on top to melt the cheese and then 15 more without the foil to guarantee golden perfection.

I don’t know about you, but I’d be happy if I went somewhere and they fed me warm, garlicky, buttery, cheesy bread.

close-up of a loaf of parmesan cheesy pull-apart garlic bread

Have you ever made cheese stuffed pull apart bread?

Parmesan and garlic butter pull apart bread is a deliciously cheesy and comforting appetizer that everyone is sure to love!
5 from 1 vote

Parmesan and Garlic Butter Pull Apart Bread

Parmesan and garlic butter pull apart bread is a deliciously cheesy and comforting appetizer that everyone is sure to love!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 small loaf sourdough bread
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella


  • Take the butter out of the fridge to let it soften. Preheat over to 350F and move the rack to the top third of the oven. Line a baking sheet with tin foil for easy clean-up.
  • Slice the bread one way (without cutting through completely), then slice it the other way to make a criss-cross pattern of cuts.
  • Prepare the cheeses.
  • Make the garlic butter by mashing the butter, minced garlic, parsley, and salt and pepper together with a fork.
  • Coat the inside of the cracks with the garlic butter (I used a fork), then stuff with the cheeses (doesn't matter which order... it'll all melt together anyway).
  • Place the loaf on the baking sheet. Loosely cover it with a piece of foil, and place it in the oven. After 15 minutes, remove the foil and bake for another 15 minutes. If desired, broil for an additional minute or two.
  • Serve warm.

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  1. Lorena says:

    5 stars
    I actually baked my own bread and then made this a couple of days ago (just an easy recipe from the Jenny Can Cook site). We had your creamy pasta penne again, of course with a salad. Thanks again Natasha!

    1. Natasha says:

      You’re very welcome, Lorena!! šŸ˜€

  2. Kevin | Keviniscooking says:

    Love a carb loaded delight and this is perfecto! Greats shots, had to come comment. Pinned!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks so much, Kevin! šŸ™‚

  3. angela says:

    I just made this a few days ago. I used a sourdough bread bowl from Panera. It was fantastic!! My husband loved it and we ate the whole thing.

    1. Natasha says:

      That’s awesome!! šŸ™‚

  4. Janette@CulinaryGinger says:

    There’s nothing much better than warm cheesy bread and this looks devine.

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks Janette! šŸ™‚

  5. Debs @ Wilde Orchard says:

    This would be a main course all the way in my world! Beautiful!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks šŸ™‚

  6. Cathy | says:

    melty cheese and garlicky bread? you bet that’s dinner. i think i could eat the whole thing myself. don’t judge!

    1. Natasha says:

      Don’t worry, I’m with you šŸ˜‰

  7. Dawn @ Girl Heart Food says:

    This looks awesome, Natasha! I mean bread plus a bunch of cheese? Perfection! Pinned šŸ™‚

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you! šŸ™‚