Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread

This cheese and garlic crack bread recipe is going to be a big hit at your next party! This is a delicious snack that will be easy to make for your friends and family.

This cheese and garlic crack bread recipe lives up to the name – because this stuff really is like garlic bread on crack!

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Think of it like cheesy garlic bread but with much more deliciousness and fun!  You get the cheese, garlic, and bread in an awesome loaf that you can pull away and eat piece by piece.  It’s the ultimate finger lickin’ good finger food!

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

So when it comes to your next get together or tailgate party – you gotta put this cheese and garlic crack bread recipe on your must have list.  You may want to bring the recipe with you…because once your friends taste this…they’re going to be hooked!

Get the full recipe below…


  • 1 crusty loaf , preferably sourdough or Vienna
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese (or other melting cheese)


  • 100 g / 1 stick (8 tbsp) unsalted butter , softened
  • 2 large garlic cloves , minced
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley , finely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Combine butter, garlic and salt in a heatproof bowl and melt in the microwave. Stir through parsley.
  3. Cut the bread on a diagonal into 2cm/1″ diamonds but do not cut all the way through the bread.
  4. Use your fingers or a knife to pry open each crack and drizzle in a teaspoon of butter and stuff in a pinch of cheese. This might sound like a bit of an effort, but I promise you it is worth it! You don’t need to be super neat, it’s nice to have some of the butter drizzled over the crust.
  5. Brush surface with remaining butter.
  6. Wrap with foil and bake for 20 minutes until the cheese has mostly melted, then unwrap and bake for 5 – 10 minutes more to make the bread nice and crusty.
  7. Serve immediately. (See note 1 for best make ahead methods)

Original recipe and notes can be found here: RecipeTinEats

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