cheesy garlic pull-apart bread

Who doesn’t love bread…sometimes I wish I didn’t like it so much!  It makes a great accompaniment to soups, salads, and chili.  I usually take the easy route and buy a loaf of multi-grain or a French baguette at the grocery.  However, if you would like something more flavorful to serve with dinner, this recipe for cheese garlic pull-apart bread is so tasty.

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Ingredients…

  • 4 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup flatleaf parsley
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small loaf of country bread
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • salt
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese (sliced)

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Combine the garlic, parsley, and olive oil in a food processor.

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Cut the cheese into one inch squares.

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Heat the butter over medium heat in a small pan.  When the butter melts, add the garlic mixture and a pinch of salt to the pan.  Stir it together and cook over the heat for 2 minutes.  Do not allow the garlic to brown.

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Using a bread knife, make one inch diagonal cuts across the loaf of bread.  Do not cut the bread all the way through.  Then make more diagonal cuts through the bread going in the other direction.

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Spoon the garlic butter mixture into the cuts in the bread.  Place the cheese squares in the cuts.

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Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and fold up the sides.  Place the garlic bread on the foil.  Use a second piece of foil to cover the top of the bread.  You might want to spray the foil on top so that the cheese doesn’t stick to it as it melts.

Bake the bread at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.  Remove the foil and bake the bread for an additional 10 minutes.  The cheese should be completely melted.  Serve warm and enjoy!

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I really should have taken an AFTER picture to show you how my family devoured it.  They pulled the pieces off until there was nothing left!  It really is THAT delicious!!

 

 

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