Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread
Simple Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread recipe made in a skillet! This tantalizing party snack makes little bites of cheese bread perfect for dipping.
Why We Love This Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread Recipe
Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread will have your guests pinching and dipping all evening!
There are very few foods that have the comforting, almost sedative, effect of warm aromatic bread.
Today’s Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread, also known as monkey bread, is a marvelous recipe for holiday party snacking or as a side dish.
It’s a skillet mini-roll recipe with butter, herbs, and creamy cheese stuffed in between the pieces, making it easy to pinch little bites off with your fingers. One of the best parts is you only need 6 ingredients for this cheesy garlic bread!
Your guests will come back to these hot cheesy nibbles again and again. Guaranteed.
Not to mention that this dish is totally picture-worthy… Everyone will need to try it!
Ingredients You Need
This garlic cheese bread uses just a few simple ingredients that result in a super flavorful pull-apart bread! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Homemade Yeast Roll Dough – Or raw frozen and thawed yeast dough balls – This is going to make the recipe just that much more delicious!
- Land O Lakes® White Deli American – Cheese that binds the bread and creates amazing melted strings when pulling apart the bread. You can use any type of cheese that will melt nicely! Mozzarella cheese, cheddar, or monterey jack would all work well.
- Land O Lakes® Salted Butter – Make sure that it contains salt because we want that extra seasoning and that buttery goodness that you get on top of most steakhouse rolls. If you only have unsalted butter on hand, add a sprinkle of salt to the melted butter.
- Grated Parmesan Cheese – Adds a little extra cheese flavoring with a little bit of nuttiness in the taste.
- Italian Seasoning – Aids in the garlic bread flavoring by adding rosemary, basil, thyme, oregano, and sage.
- Garlic Powder – This really is the glue that ties all the ingredients together and makes the flavor profile jump to another level.
How to Make Cheesy Garlic Monkey Bread
Start with thawed or fresh-made yeast roll dough balls. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Grease a large 14-15 inch cast iron skillet.
In a small bowl, melt the butter and stir in the garlic powder. Using kitchen shears, cut the dough balls into quarters and dunk the pieces into the melted butter. Then spread the pieces over the bottom of the skillet.
Place the skillet in the oven to quick-rise for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cut each piece of white American cheese into 6 little rectangles.
Take the skillet out of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Insert a butter knife in between the risen dough sections and tuck little pieces of cheese inside the crevices in as many places as you can.
Drizzle any remaining garlic butter mixture over the top. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden. Serve as is or with a side of marinara sauce for dipping. For added flavor, garnish with fresh parsley, too! Enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
- Serve with all the dips! Make some extra garlic butter for dipping, or serve with a side of marinara sauce, pesto or ranch! Or a little bit of each!
- Make extra dough to freeze! If making your own yeast roll dough at home, make sure to make some extra and freeze some for later. That way, you always have some on hand to whip up this cheesy garlic pull-apart bread!
- Bake until crisp! Make sure you bake this garlic bread until you see that there is a golden-brown crust that has developed on the top. This will ensure that it is fully done in the middle!
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Frequently Asked Questions
How should I serve cheesy pull-apart garlic bread?
Or, serve this pull apart bread as a side to your favorite pasta, soup or salad!
What is the best kind of cheese to use with garlic bread?
I recommend using a melty, fairly mild flavored cheese when making cheesy garlic bread. You really want the garlic to shine! Some good options are white American, mozzarella or fontina!
How long can this recipe keep in the fridge?
When storing it in the fridge, make sure that you place it in an airtight container. It will last in the fridge for three to four days.
What if I don’t have a cast-iron skillet?
The good news is that you do not need a cast iron skillet to make this dish! You can use any non-stick and oven-safe skillet or casserole dish. Just make sure to spray it with non-stick cooking spray.
How do I make the yeast balls?
You can either buy them frozen from your local grocery store, or you can follow our recipe for homemade dough that shows you how to make these yeast rolls. You can find it by clicking the link right here: The Best Yeast Rolls Recipe
Can I make this at home and bring it to a party?
Yes, you can. Make sure to wrap it in aluminum foil and place it in an insulated thermal bag. If you do not own one, then wrap it with aluminum foil and kitchen towels to keep the warmth in.
Looking for More Amazing Bread Recipes? Be Sure to Also Try:
- Perfect 1-Hour Garlic Knots
- Easy Garlic Bread
- Muffuletta Cheesy Garlic Bread
- Parmesan Bacon Knots
- Sausage Roll Crazy Bread
- Drunken Monkey Bread
Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread Recipe + Video
- Start with thawed or fresh-made yeast roll dough balls. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Grease a large 14-15 inch cast iron skillet.
- Melt the butter and stir in the garlic powder. Using kitchen shears, cut the dough balls into quarters and dunk the pieces in the melted butter. Then spread the pieces over the bottom of the skillet.
- Place the skillet in the oven to quick-rise for 15 minutes. Meanwhile cut each piece of Land O Lakes® White Deli American into 6 little rectangles.
- Take the skillet out of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Insert a butter knife in between the risen dough sections and tuck little pieces of cheese in as many places as you can.
- Drizzle any remaining butter over the top. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden. Serve as-is or with a side of marinara for dipping.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Land O Lakes®. All opinions are my own.