Cheesy Garlic Bread: The Most Appetizing Pull Apart

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Cheese and garlic pull apart bread is the recipe you will have on repeat this summer! Picnic, potluck, bbq with friends, dinner in the backyard or request from friends, all the excuses will be great to show off your new favorite most appetizing recipe! 

I already made this cheesy pull apart bread about 4 times in the last 2 weeks, mostly on requests! It’s so addictive when it is just out of the oven, your batch won’t last more than 10 minutes  (true story)! 

Picture from above of cheesy pull apart bread in a white square dish with a black and white dish towel and garlic

Remember when I made it to some friends house over an hour late? Well this cheesy pull apart bread did the trick! Late? What late? It’s delicious and most appetizing bread time! 

Easy Appetizing Cheesy Bread

If you own a Kitchenaid, or any stand-up kitchen mixer, making this bread is quite effortless. The ingredients needed to execute this recipe are most likely in your pantry. 

Once you have activate your yeast, add some olive oil, milk and flour progressively. Let the magic hook do the job for you. Grab a coffee and relax! 

Then, allow the dough rest for 20-30 minutes, it will raise and double in size. 

Are you done sipping your coffee? Time to roll your sleeves so you can roll the little balls away! 

Butter, Garlic & Bread Love  

Grab a little cube of cheese and tuck it in a small piece of dough, roll it between your hand to form a ball. Repeat until done. 

Your cheesy delicious and most appetizing pull apart bread is almost ready. Patience!

In a loaf pan, cheesy pull apart bread is being spread with butter, garlic and parsley, under the dish there is a red dish towel

I love the last part before putting it in the oven: Melt some butter, add some olive oil, minced garlic and chopped parsley and now brush away on top of the bread. It’s not even baked yet and it smells amazing. 

Once out of the oven, it is so very hard to wait for it to cool down before pulling that first bite with the warm cheese inside! 

Be right back I went to make another batch! 

On a healthier note, you can make this delicious kale salad or this roaster veggies salads this summer!

Most Appetizing Cheesy Pull Apart Bread

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq, cheese, cheesy, easy, garlic, pinic, potluck, pull apart bread, shortbread
Servings: 2 loaves pan
Author: Mélanie


  • KitchenAid Stand-up Mixer


  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 pack yeast 11g
  • 2 tsp sugar granulated
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup milk 2%
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 and 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cup cubed cheese, I choose cheddar 200g
  • 2 tsp butter, soften
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 or 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped to taste


  • In the bowl of your stand-up mixer, pour the water, add the yeast and sugar. Mix well.
  • Let it rest for 10 minutes or until a foam has formed.
  • Using the hook, turn on your stand-up mixer, add the oil, salt and the milk.
  • Add the flour one cup and the time while the mixer is on. (I used it at speed 6)
  • When your dough is no longer sticky, leave the mixer on for another 5 minutes.
  • Stop the mixer and allow to rest for 20 minutes. The dough will almost double in size.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 325F.
  • In the meantime, cut your cheese in cubes, if it was not already done.
  • In a ramekin, put the butter and melt it in the microwave (10 sec will suffice), then add the olive oil, garlic and parsley. Mix well. Set aside
  • Now that your bread has raised, take some dough in your hand and tuck in a cube of cheese. Your ball should not be bigger than a ping pong ball.
  • Repeat until your have not more bread and cheese.
  • Take your ramekin with butter, with a brush, brush your butter/olive oil mix on the bread.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 min or until the bread is golden.


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    July 22, 2019 at 1:10 am

    This looks like the perfect accompaniment for any dinner. Deliciously cheesy.

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      July 22, 2019 at 3:39 am

      Thank you for stopping by Kristen :)

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    July 22, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    I can totally see why you’ve made this so many times already!! I love pull apart bread and the more cheese the merrier!

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