Make The Best Cheesy Pull-Apart Garlic Bread Recipe from Scratch 

Imagine cheesy, garlicky goodness in every bite of this pull-apart garlic bread, just waiting to be enjoyed. Will it be the ultimate recipe for your taste buds? Only one way to find out!

Get ready to bake this garlic cheese pull-apart bread from scratch. No spoilers, just the promise of stretchy cheese and shareable bread. Can it live up to its mouth-watering name? You decide!

Be sure to check out the video below for this cheesy pull-apart garlic bread recipe from scratch because it looks amazing!

Another Great Recipe: If you liked this cheesy pull-apart garlic bread recipe, you would definitely want to check out this Stuffed Potato Cheese Bread recipe here—it’s bursting with cheesy delight.



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This cheesy pull-apart garlic bread is an irresistible treat. Each piece pulls away with a stretch of mozzarella that promises gooey goodness. The bread has a soft, pillowy interior, infused with the richness of melted butter and the aromatic warmth of garlic. Every bite is packed with those cozy flavors you love, plus a little sweetness from the honey.

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  • 1/2 cup (140g) of lukewarm milk

  • 1 tbsp Instant dry yeast

  • 1 tbsp Sugar

  • 1 Room-temperature egg

  • 2 1/3 cups (300g) of bread flour

  • 1 tsp (5g) of salt

  • 1/16 cup (20g) of soft, room-temperature unsalted butter

  • 1/4 cup (40g) of room-temperature full-fat soft cream cheese

  • Grated mozzarella cheese

  • For Garlic Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup (70g) unsalted butter

  • 2 tbsp Minced fresh garlic

  • 1 tbsp Honey

  • 1 tbsp Parsley


  • Prepare the yeast mixture: In a bowl, whisk together ⅔ cup (140 grams) of lukewarm milk, 1 tablespoon (9 grams) of instant dry yeast, and 1 tablespoon (12 grams) of sugar until well combined.whisk together lukewarm milk, instant dry yeast, and sugar
  • Add the egg: Incorporate 1 room-temperature egg into the mixture and give it a quick mix.Add egg into the mixture
  • Mix in dry ingredients: Add 2 ½ cups (300 grams) of bread flour and 1 teaspoon (5 grams) of salt to the bowl. Mix until the ingredients begin to form a dough.Add bread flour and of salt to the bowl
  • Knead the dough: Knead the dough by hand for a few minutes until it feels smooth and springy.Knead the dough
  • Incorporate butter and cream cheese: Mix in 1 ½ tablespoons (20 grams) of softened unsalted butter and 3 tablespoons (40 grams) of softened full-fat cream cheese until the dough is even and smooth.Incorporate butter and cream cheese
  • First rise: Roll the dough into a ball and place it in a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for about one hour, or until doubled in size.First rise
  • Prepare garlic butter sauce: While the dough is rising, mix together ⅓ cup (70 grams) of unsalted butter, 2 tablespoons (20 grams) of minced fresh garlic, 1 tablespoon (21 grams) of honey, and 1 tablespoon (3 grams) of parsley.Prepare garlic butter sauce
  • Shape the dough: Once the dough has doubled in size, place it on a lightly floured surface and shape it into a ball.Shape the dough
  • Roll out the dough: Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a rectangle with an even thickness.Roll out the dough
  • Spread garlic butter: Evenly spread the garlic and butter mixture over the rolled-out dough.Spread garlic butter
  • Add mozzarella cheese: Sprinkle 1 ½ cups (150 grams) of grated mozzarella cheese on top of the garlic butter.Add mozzarella cheese
  • Cut and stack dough squares: Cut the dough into squares the size of standard bread slices as you can see me do in the video. Stack 4 squares at a time and place them into a bread tin on their sides. Repeat until all squares are used.Cut and stack dough squares
  • Preheat the oven: Preheat the oven to 170°C (338°F).Preheat the oven
  • Brush with egg wash: Brush the top of the loaf with an egg wash for a golden crust.
  • Bake the bread: Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the bread is golden and baked through.Bake the bread
  • Finish with melted butter: Remove the bread from the oven and brush with melted butter while still warm. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.Finish with melted butter
  • Enjoy this cheesy pull-apart garlic bread with its gooey mozzarella and aromatic garlic butter, making each bite irresistibly delicious!Enjoy this cheesy pull-apart garlic bread

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  • Proper rise of dough: Allowing your dough to rise properly is key to achieving a fluffy, soft final product. Don’t rush this part of the process; give it the full hour.
  • Perfect golden crust tip: For the perfect golden crust, don’t forget to brush the top of the loaf with an egg wash before baking.
  • Intense garlic flavor: For a more intense garlic flavor, consider boosting the amount of minced fresh garlic in your garlic sauce.
  • Second rise tip: Avoid crowding the bread tin; the dough needs room to puff up during the second rise.
  • Serving tip: When serving the bread, make sure it’s still warm to enjoy the maximum gooey delight from the melted cheese.

Nutrition Facts

  • Total number of serves: 8
  • Calories: 425kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fat: 21g

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Storing and Reheating Your Cheesy Pull-Apart Garlic Bread

To keep your cheesy pull-apart garlic bread fresh and safe, store it in the refrigerator because of the cheese. First, let the bread cool completely. Then, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent it from drying out. Store it in the fridge for up to a week.


reheating cheesy pull-apart garlic bread

You can certainly eat this bear when cold but once the bread cools down, the cheese will not be as melty and gooey as it is straight out of the oven. To reheat it and bring back some of that delicious, melty cheese texture, preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C). Place the bread on a baking sheet and cover it loosely with aluminum foil to prevent it from drying out. Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melty and the bread is warmed through.

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