Cheesy Garlic Bomb
Do you ever wonder what you should bring to that dinner party you were invited to? This easy to make dish is not only delicious but it is a fun appetizer or addition to the meal. Pull apart bread is nothing new but it is something that I have been wanting to try for a while. I personally LOVE garlic bread so I wanted to make a garlic bread version of pull apart bread! I chose to call this the garlic bomb because it is going to smell like a garlic bomb went off in your house. You may not want to eat this right before a date 😉
Tips & Tricks
- Party preparation is key, no one likes to eat cold garlic bread that is hard to pull apart. If you are bringing this to a party you have some options. You can either cook prior to party and wrap in tinfoil to keep warm, don’t cook all the way and finish cooing at the guest house or simply re-warm in the microwave. However, the microwave can cause the bread to become chewy on the outside if you heat for too long. My advice would be to heat in your own oven if you can’t re-heat at the host’s house.
- Part of the appeal is the pulling of the bread and seeing how cheesy the appetizer is. Using Kraft’s Creamy Melt mozzarella will give you the best consistency and allow the cheese to remain stringy even as it is cooling.
- If you don’t like the bread crispy on the outside you can wrap the loaf in tinfoil when cooking. This will allow the inside to cook without over crisping the outside. This is a good option if you plan on feeding to young children.
Cheese Garlic Bomb
- 1 loaf Tuscan Boule Loaf or round loaf bread
- 1½ cup Mozzarella Cheese
- 2 cloves Garlic
- ½ stick Butter salted
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1 tbsp Parsley chopped
Olive Oil Drizzle
- 3 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 clove Garlic
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350F and adjust rack to middle of oven.
- Cut bread from top to almost the bottom 4-5 times each way until it looks like cubes. You will want to go almost to the bottom but don't cut through the bottom. The further down you cut, the easier it is to pull apart once cooked.
- Move bread to the side and cut butter length wise, slice into thin pieced and stuff in the bread between each cube (all sides if possible).
- Place bread on a non-stick baking sheet and place in oven for 3-4 minutes to soften the butter.
- While butter is softening, mix the mozzarella, 2 garlic cloves and pepper together.
- Take bread out of oven and stuff the mozzarella mixture in between the bread cubes.
- Place in oven on middle rack for 15 minutes.
- While bread is cooking, mix the olive oil drizzle ingredients together.
- When 15 minutes is up, remove bread and drizzle or brush the bread with the olive oil mixture, place back in oven and cook for another 10 minutes until golden brown.
- Take bread out, garnish with chopped parsley and serve warm.