Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread
- 1 large Artisan bread loaf (I chose sourdough because my family adores it)
- 1/4 c. butter, softened
- 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. granulated garlic
- 3/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
- 8 oz. shredded cheese (choose your favorite variety or choose a blend)
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Slice the bread horizontally and vertically into 1-inch cubes, leaving the bottom of the loaf intact with the bread pieces still attached. The top of the loaf should look like it has a criss-cross pattern to it.
Mix the butter, olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes (if desired) together to form a spread.
Lay the bread on a piece of foil. (The foil should be large enough the wrap the bread.) Using a butter knife, slather the spread in the spaces between the bread cubes. Use all of the spread. Sprinkle the shredded cheese and Italian seasoning into the spaces between the bread cubes and over the top of the loaf of bread. Wrap the bread in the foil.
Bake the loaf in the foil in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Unwrap the top of the loaf and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted and the top of the bread is crispy. Serve hot!
- Yields: 4-6 servings
- Preparation Time: 30 minutes