Pull apart cheesy garlic bread

Yield: Makes 1 loaf


  • 1 large round crusty Italian or sourdough loaf
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) butter
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) dried parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon (0.5 ml) salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon (0.5 ml) pepper
  • 2 cups (480 ml) grated mozzarella
  • ½ cup (120 ml) grated parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F (205 C).
  • Using a serrated knife, cut a cross-hatch across the top of the loaf, leaving the bottom of the loaf connected.
  • Add butter, olive oil, garlic, dried parsley, salt, and pepper to a small bowl and microwave for 45 seconds to melt. Drizzle butter mixture over top of loaf of bread, making sure to get in between all the slices.
  • Mix grated mozzarella and parmesan together. Tuck the shredded cheese equally along the incisions and over top of the loaf. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and bread is golden brown.