Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread


Total Time:

40 minutes



Let’s be real here… bread slathered in cheese is just one of life’s necessities.

Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

Now imagine that same bread stuffed to the brim with cheese, chipotle peppers, green onions and bit of garlic. It’s like the most intense garlic cheese bread in the entire world. And I’m all about it!

I’ve been whipping this up for game days for the last few weeks. And I’m particularly impressed with myself when I make it and bring it to a tailgating party and finish it on those little portable BBQ’s that everyone brings. It’s the little things in life that bring me great joy. Like those baby BBQ’s and this crazy decadent Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

Happy hump day people! Let’s dig in!

Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 large loaf of Italian bread or Ciabatta bread
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 bunch scallions finely chopped
  • 12 ounces Monterey Jack cheese shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 6 ounces Colby Jack shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons chipotles in adobo chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cut a cross hatch pattern into the top of the bread by slicing ½-inch grid lines into the bread, stopping about ¼-inch from the bottom of the bread so that it stays together. Place the bread on the piece of foil.
  • Stir together the olive oil, garlic and scallions.
  • Gently separate the bread with your fingers, then pour the olive oil mixture in all of the crevasses.
  • Wrap the loaf up in the foil and place on a baking sheet or directly on the oven rack and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees F.
  • Open the foil and stuff the shredded cheese into the cross hatches of the bread. I used the end of a fork or spoon to help me shove the cheese as far down into the bread as possible, followed by the chipotle chili peppers. Leave the foil open and return it to the oven.
  • Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly for 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving, then sprinkle with more green onions and dig in!

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  1. Julie @ Table for Two

    Wow, be still my heart. I think I need to make this ASAP!!

  2. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    Oh my god. That photo with the gooey cheese… I can’t handle it! This looks soooo good!

  3. Meagan @ A zesty Bite

    Loved the video and this pull apart bread has me wanting to RUN away from my diet. Don’t fret I will eat on my one non-diet day!

  4. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg

    Yes, we all need bread cheese and I need this one. 🙂

  5. Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the King

    Wooh. I need this in my face right about now. So cheesy! I love it.

  6. Des

    Gaby!! This looks amazing. One of my favorite versions of cheese bread yet!

  7. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

    So funny – I made cheesy bread tonight with dinner and I NEVER make cheese bread. God, I love being pregnant. lol

  8. Monika

    I have been seeing cheesy bread popping up everywhere. I had no idea it was so easy to make. Thank you for helping with my weekend menu!!! I can’t wait!

  9. Aida Mollenkamp

    I simultaneously love and hate you for introducing this into my life!

  10. JC

    Love your version of this Pull-Apart-Bread. Adding the chipotles and garlic totally increases the “yummy” factor. Chipotles in adobo sauce is a must-do. Loved this. Tried it last night as an appetizer – gone in 5 minutes. Making a couple of these for Sunday football. DELICIOUS! Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Shikha @ Shikha la mode

    This is out of control. I love cheese+bread! I imagine this being great with sourdough bread, too.

  14. Helen Kennedy

    Made this for lunch today, super yummy! I made it using two French pave rolls, which were about 4 inches square and garlic inflused olive oil. I served it with chipotle guacomole. The only mistake I made in scaling it down was not to use enough cheese!

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