Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread (Pull Apart Bread) Recipe

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This Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread is EPIC! “Crack bread” is an appropriate name for this because it’s garlic bread – on crack…..

It’s basically a cheesy garlic bread, but so much more fun AND delicious! Cheese, garlic and bread  – in pull apart bread form. You can’t go wrong. Guaranteed to be the most popular thing at any gathering you take it to!

Cheese and garlic crack bread - this cheesy garlic bread is outta this world!


“You will never be able to look at garlic bread the same again….”

If you haven’t tried this Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread before, let me warn you now: garlic bread will never be the same again. It’s like a pull apart bread, but tastes like garlic bread plus you have the mozzarella cheese which stretches wonderfully as you pull bits off.

This is INSANELY delicious. I especially love the way the bread is cut into diamond shapes so you can tear bite size pieces off. Every piece is garlicky and buttery and oh-so-cheesy…….

“Kids go NUTS over this…. and adults turn INTO kids when they get stuck into this!!”

This is one the kids go NUTS over, don’t say I didn’t warn you! And grown ups turn into little kids when they get stuck into this. I made this for a dinner and let me tell you, it took 5 hands about 30 seconds to demolish this!

Overhead photo of Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread (Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread) fresh out of the oven


Best bread –  The best bread to use for Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread is crusty sourdough or another dense type of bread, but it works well with plain crusty loaves as well.

The reason it works better with sourdough is because the bread is denser so the bread tends to hold together better when you pull bits off. But believe me, there is no compromise on flavour if you use other types of bread! In fact, in the photo I chose to use a crusty Vienna loaf because it was on special.

Best cheese – I really recommend using mozzarella cheese for this, you want it to stretch and pull when you tear the pieces off.

Other flavourings – I kept the flavours quite simple, going for a garlic bread with cheese, but you can go really wild with the flavours for this! Ranch dressing, kick of chilli, other herbs – the possibilities are endless!

How do you make Cheese and Garlic Pull Apart Bread?

When it comes out of the oven, it’s all golden, crusty and buttery on the inside and you know that’s just the start of the eating experience that’s about to commence….

….then the devouring begins…. that cheesy pull! That buttery, garlicky bread!! And yet, and yet, there’s even more to come….

Hand pulling up out a piece of Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread (Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread)


Everybody goes so nuts over the cheese bits that you pull out, but my favourite part is the base of the bread. All the butter and cheese drips to the bottom and it bakes so nice and crispy…..

Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread (Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread) in the middle of being devoured

PULL APART BREAD for parties!

This is a great centrepiece for a dinner that could just be accompanied by a fresh salad to make a complete meal. Or as a fabulous appetiser or party food – think game day!

It’s by far the most requested party food by my family and friends. I usually make it at home then take it to the venue and bake it there. The best way to make ahead is to use softened butter instead of melted butter and slather it into the cracks, then stuff with cheese. Wrap and bake before serving.

But you can even bake it in advance then reheat quickly in the microwaveas long as you use a crusty sourdough. The crust gets so crusty when you bake it, it stays crusty even if you reheat it in the microwave.

Go forth and enjoy! Make this cheesy garlic bread once, and you’ll be asked to make it again and again and again…. – Nagi x

Hand pulling up out a piece of Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread (Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread)

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