Pull Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

  • 1 stick salted butter, softened
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning or similar herb blend
  • 1 crusty, unsliced loaf of bread
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or other melting cheese)

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Combine the butter and garlic; melt in the microwave. Stir in the Italian or similar herb blend; set aside.

Cut the bread along both sides to form approximate 1" squares, but do not cut all the way through the bread.

Use your fingers or a knife to pry open each crack in the bread and drizzle in a teaspoon or so of the butter mixture and stuff in some of the shredded cheese. Don't worry - this will be messy and that is entirely fine. Use all of the cheese and most of the butter mixture when completing this part. Adjust amounts to accomplish this.

Brush the surface of the bread with the remaining butter mixture.

Wrap the bread with foil and bake it in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until the cheese has mostly melted. Unwrap the bread and bake for 5-10 minutes more to help the bread develop a nice crunchy crust.

Serve warm.

  • Yields: 4-6 servings
  • Preparation Time: 40 minutes