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Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Gaby


  • 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!