The history of Pull-Apart Cheese Bread dates back to the 1970s when it was served as an appetizer in Italian-American restaurants. The dish quickly became a favorite, as it was easy to make, inexpensive, and delicious. The basic recipe consists of a loaf of Italian bread filled with cheese and herbs, and then baked or grilled. Over the years, the dish has evolved and now includes a variety of ingredients including meats, vegetables, and spices.
If you’re looking for an easy, crowd-pleasing dish, Pull-Apart Cheese Bread is a great option. Here’s a recipe for making an amazing Pull-Apart Cheese Bread:
• 1 loaf Italian bread
• 4 tablespoons butter, melted
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
• 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
• 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• Optional: 1/2 cup diced pepperoni
• Baking sheet
• Serrated knife
• Mixing bowl
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut the bread into 1-inch cubes and place in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter, garlic, cheeses, parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper.
- Pour the cheese mixture over the bread cubes and mix until all the cubes are evenly coated.
- Add the pepperoni, if desired.
- Spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the top is golden brown.
- Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
• Chopped fresh parsley
• Grated Parmesan cheese
• Dried oregano
• Red pepper flakes
Adding a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to the cheese mixture is an easy way to add a bit of heat and flavor to your Pull-Apart Cheese Bread. Enjoy!
Need some other app ideas? Try out this bruschetta recipe.