Cheesy Pull-Apart Garlic Bread

 

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If you haven’t seen this somewhere you must be living under a rock, honey!

Pull-apart breads have been all over the food-blogosphere and Pinterest. There’s something about Pinterest that makes you feel like if you cover your house in chalkboard paint, white furniture, and brightly colored accents, the world’s problems would be solved. Is it just me? Maybe.

Imagine a whole loaf of bread that’s not only been slathered in garlicky butter and parsley, but filled with said garlicky butter and melty mozzarella cheese. If that doesn’t make you happy, I don’t know where your soul has gone but you need to get it back.

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I don’t think it gets more comforting and fabulous than bread, cheese, garlic, and butter. I think those are some of the food groups of happiness, along with chocolate. And fruit. My boys requested this to go along with my Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo and it was such a big hit, that I figured I would share this beautiful, easy loaf of bread with you.

 

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Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

1 loaf of Italian Bread

6 tbsp butter, melted

1 tsp garlic powder OR 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced

1 tsp parsley

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, more if you want more cheese

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Using a bread knife, cut into the loaf diagonally and deeply, but don’t cut through the bread. Leave about 1/2 inch at the bottom uncut. Cut the other way diagonally, to create a diamond pattern.
  3. Mix the garlic and parsley into the melted butter and use a pastry brush to get the butter mixture into the cuts you’ve made. Make sure to brush the butter all over the top and sides of the bread as well.
  4. Shove big pinches of cheese between the cuts in the bread. Stuff it full of mozz!
  5. Cover the top with aluminium foil and bake for 10 minutes to melt the cheese, then for eight minutes uncovered to brown and crisp the bread up.

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Yum!

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