Cheesy Garlic Herb Butter Pull Apart Bread

8 servings
30 min

Cheesy garlic herb butter pull apart bread is the perfect easy appetizer for the holidays!

This super easy holiday appetizer is perfect for any size gathering.

Cheese, garlic, herbs, bread – what else could you possibly want in a delicious appetizer?

When I think of the holidays, I think of comfort food.

And is there anything more comforting than cheese, garlic, herb butter, and bread? I don’t think so!

This appetizer is so incredibly easy. You’ll start by cutting a crusty loaf of bread in 1 inch squares. I recommend using a sourdough or Italian loaf, but any type of bread will do.

You want to cut 3/4 of the way down the bread, not all the way through it. Then, you’ll stuff with herbed garlic butter and cheese.

Finally, wrap the loaf in foil, and bake! It’s that easy.

This is a great appetizer for any size gathering, it’ll always be a hit!

Cheesy Garlic Herb Butter Pull Apart Bread
Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 1 loaf crusty bread
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, mined
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350°F
Cut bread in 1 in diagonal rows, then repeat on the other side of the bread. Make sure you don’t cut all the way through the bread – you want to cut about 3/4 through the top.
Combine melted butter, garlic, parsley, rosemary, and thyme. Stir well. Drizzle over the bread, making sure to get the butter mixture into the cuts of the bread.
Stuff the bread with mozzarella cheese.
Wrap the bread in foil and bake for 20 minutes. Then, open the foil and let the cook another 5 minutes.
Christina Musgrave | Tasting With Tina
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  • Nada Nada on Dec 17, 2020

    I have a similar recipe that uses a sourdough round, powdered ranch dressing mix (versus the herbs), and either sharp cheddar or jack cheese. The garlic, and melted butter remain the same. Serve with a side of ranch dip. It is basically the same thing, but with a bit more flavor. Kids devour the ranch flavor, and adults go for the oooozzzzing goodness.


    Stuff the cheese down every crack.

    Never make just one.

    While one is being devoured, have the next one baking.

    I spread a little of the melted better on before the cheese, and again after I place the cheese in the cracks, so you need a smidgen more.

    An electric knife works wonders in cutting the bread.

  • M M on Dec 18, 2020

    Sounds so good! Putting ingredients on my list!