Split Cheesy Pull-Apart Garlic Bread

These cheesy irresistible bites are delicious and can be prepped in advance. Make these your new go-to for serving at gatherings!

Servings
6
Recipe by
Chef Kelsey Nixon
Image provided by
@caitlacoop
Ingredients
1 loaf crusty bread, 10-12 inches long
½ cup pesto
3-4 cups Borden® Cheese Mozzarella Shreds
4 tbsp. (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 clove garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Steps
1
PREHEAT oven to 350° F (175° C).
2
SCORE bread with a serrated knife lengthwise and then crosswise several times, making a crosshatch pattern of little squares but keeping the bottom intact and maintaining the shape of the bread.
3
SPREAD the pesto in between the crevices of the bread using a small rubber spatula.
4
SPRINKLE the Borden® Cheese Mozzarella Shreds into the crevices to fill in, tucking the cheese into the center of the bread. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
5
TRANSFER the loaf to a sheet pan lined with foil.
6
COMBINE the melted butter and garlic and drizzle the mixture evenly over the bread. Season with salt and pepper.
7
BAKE until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 15 minutes. Serve warm with marinara, if desired.