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Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

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This Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread is everyone’s dream bread as it combines cheese and bread all in one bite. It is the perfect appetizer or enjoy on its own as a meal. You will love the soft and chewy bread that is wrapped around your delicious mozzarella cheese ball. This is an irresistible appetizer that everyone will love. 

Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

If you love cheesy bread, then you are going to love this cheesy pull-apart bread. It combines delicious homemade bread dough with cheese to create an irresistible treat! Add other favorite toppings into each dough ball like mini pepperonis, bacon, diced vegetables, and then add them to the pan. The only thing left is to bake and enjoy! This is a quick and easy appetizer (or meal) that is sure to be a huge hit!

Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

Combine this with our pizza tots and you are sure to have the kids smiling from ear to ear! 

Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups warm water (about 100 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 1 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 lb freshly shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil

How to Make Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

  • In a large mixing bowl, gently stir together the water and yeast. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and allow it to sit for 5 minutes, or until it begins to foam on top.
  • Once the yeast mixture is foamy, add the sugar and flour. Use a whisk or wooden spoon to mix the ingredients until homogenous. Once the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl, turn it onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about five minutes to develop the gluten.
  • Place the dough back in the mixing bowl, cover it with a kitchen towel, and allow it to rest until it has about doubled in size (about 30 minutes).
  • Roll out the dough into a sheet about ¼ inch thick and divide the sheet into small discs about 2-3 inches in diameter.
  • Roll out each disc and place a spoonful of cheese in the middle. Fold the disc around the cheese to create a ball and repeat with the remaining dough. Place the balls of dough in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Melt together the butter and spices. Pour this mixture over the balls of dough and gently fold them to ensure that each ball is covered in the butter mixture.
  • Place the balls of dough in a Bundt pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Serve with marinara sauce or pesto, serve, and enjoy!
Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Take the extra time to check to make sure your yeast is alive prior to making your bread. You will want to wait 5 minutes to ensure that your yeast water becomes foamy before starting to make your bread. If your yeast is not foamy after 5 minutes, dump it out and try again. Your yeast might be dead, or your water may have been too cool or hot. Too cold will not activate it and too hot will kill it. 
  • You can use either salted or unsalted butter when making this dish. 
  • Be careful when you are folding the bread in the butter mixture. You do not want any of the cheese balls to break open. 
  • This is delicious sprinkled with fresh parmesan cheese. 
  • If you feel like this is becoming too brown as it cooks, you can cover with foil towards the end of the baking time. 
  • You can dip this in your favorite marinara or enjoy it on its own. 
  • Feel free to add mini pepperoni to each ball to make pepperoni and cheese pull-apart bread.  
Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

Storage

You will want to store your leftover cheesy pull-apart bread in the fridge since it does have cheese in it. This will last for up to 4 days when stored in an airtight container. 

Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

Reheating

You will want to reheat your bread after it has been in the fridge. Place it on a microwaveable safe plate and heat it to your desired temperature. Heat it for 30 seconds at a time. 

Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread
Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread is everyone’s dream bread as it combines cheese and bread all in one bite. It is the perfect appetizer or to enjoy on its own as a meal. You will love the soft and chewy bread that is wrapped around your delicious mozzarella cheese ball. This is an irresistible appetizer that everyone will love.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups warm water (about 100 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 1 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 lb freshly shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, gently stir together the water and yeast. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and allow it to sit for 5 minutes, or until it begins to foam on top.
  2. Once the yeast mixture is foamy, add the sugar and flour. Use a whisk or wooden spoon to mix the ingredients until homogenous. Once the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl, turn it onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about five minutes to develop the gluten.
  3. Place the dough back in the mixing bowl, cover it with a kitchen towel, and allow it to rest until it has about doubled in size (about 30 minutes).
  4. Roll out the dough into a sheet about ¼ inch thick and divide the sheet into small discs about 2-3 inches in diameter.
  5. Roll out each disc and place a spoonful of cheese in the middle. Fold the disc around the cheese to create a ball and repeat with the remaining dough. Place the balls of dough in a large bowl and set aside.
  6. Melt together the butter and spices. Pour this mixture over the balls of dough and gently fold them to ensure that each ball is covered in the butter mixture.
  7. Place the balls of dough in a Bundt pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Serve with marinara sauce or pesto, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

Servings: 6 (about 25 pieces)

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 596Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 1039mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 25g

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