Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread Recipe

Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread is a delightful, shareable appetizer perfect for gatherings. This easy-to-make dish features a loaf of bread filled with gooey melted cheese and savory herbs, making it irresistible to pull apart and enjoy.


  • 1 large loaf of crusty bread (sourdough or Italian bread works well)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped (or 1 tablespoon dried parsley)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Optional: red pepper flakes for a bit of heat


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Prepare the Bread: Place the loaf of bread on a cutting board. Using a sharp bread knife, cut the bread into a grid pattern. Make slices about 1 inch apart, but do not cut all the way through the bottom. The goal is to create a pull-apart effect.
  3. Mix the Butter and Herbs: In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, minced garlic, parsley, oregano, and basil. Mix well to combine.
  4. Fill the Bread: Gently open the cuts in the bread and drizzle the butter mixture evenly into the cracks. Use a brush or spoon to help distribute it evenly. Then, stuff the shredded mozzarella, cheddar, and Parmesan cheeses into the cuts. Make sure to get the cheese deep into the bread for maximum gooeyness.
  5. Wrap and Bake: Wrap the loaf of bread in aluminum foil. Place it on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Unwrap and Continue Baking: After 15 minutes, unwrap the bread and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted and the bread is crispy on top.
  7. Serve: Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving. Sprinkle with additional parsley and red pepper flakes if desired. Serve warm and enjoy the cheesy goodness!


  • For added flavor, you can mix in some cooked and crumbled bacon, caramelized onions, or sun-dried tomatoes with the cheese.
  • If you prefer, you can use a combination of different cheeses like Monterey Jack, Gruyere, or Gouda.
  • This bread is best enjoyed fresh out of the oven but can be reheated in the oven if necessary.

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