We love this crowd pleasing cheesy bread recipe on game-day because it’s super simple and can be quite filling. If you’re at the game, just wrap it up in foil as the recipe recommends, and throw it on the grill until the cheese is melted and the top becomes golden brown.
Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread
Makes: 8 servings
Total Time: 40 minutes
• 1 large, round loaf of country or sourdough bread
• ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
• 5 garlic cloves
• ¼ cup parsley
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
• 8 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded
• 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
• 8 slices bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
• green onions, chopped for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
With the loaf on a cutting board, use a serrated bread knife to make diagonal cuts down
through the top of the bread, leaving the bottom crust intact. Repeat across the entire surface
of the loaf, making the cuts 1-inch apart. Then turn the loaf 90 degrees and make a set of
Combine the garlic, parsley and olive oil in a small food processor. Pulsing until the garlic is
finely chopped. Stir mixture into the melted butter and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Using a spoon, drizzle the butter mixture down into the bread until all sections have been
covered and butter is gone.
Combine cheeses, cream cheese and bacon crumbles in a small bowl then stuff into bread.
Wrap the entire loaf in aluminum foil and transfer to the preheated oven. Bake for 20 minutes
covered, then remove foil from the top and bake another 5-10 minutes or until cheese is
melted. Serve warm and enjoy!