Garlic butter pizza pull apart bread

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this garlic butter pizza pull apart bread is smothered in garlic butter, stuffed with pizza fillings, and topped with so.much.cheese!

You will absolutely love this Garlic Butter Pizza Pull-Apart Bread! This pull-apart bread is a cross between garlic bread and pizza!

garlic butter pizza pull apart bread

If you haven’t been following me from the beginning, let me introduce you to this Cheesy Pizza Pull-Apart Bread — circa 2014 — when I had no idea how to use my camera. Fast forward to 2016, and I even though I STILL don’t know what I’m doing with my camera…I do know how to put together a mean pull-apart bread, and had to remake this for your eating pleasure. Serve as a snack, a side OR an appetiser! We may even have it for dinner 3 nights in a row.

how to make pull apart bread

So EASY to make too! It’s just a matter of stuffing everything you can find in your refrigerator or pantry into each wedge. Whatever your heart desires. If you want chicken and pineapple pizza pull-apart bread? I have you covered with THIS RECIPE. If you want to omit the pizza toppings, you can do that too. It’s your choice.
I’ve been wanting to pull this recipe out of the archives for so long, and with Christmas and New Years’ coming, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to bring this to your attention. Garlic bread on steroids, if you will.

Why anyone would want to omit the pizza toppings is beyond me. Try this first! You will be loved by everyone you serve this to!


1 Pane Di Casa Vienna or Sourdough loaf of bread, unsliced
2/3 cup butter melted
4 cloves garlic crushed (or 1 tablespoon minced garlic)
1/3 cup pizza sauce
1/4 red onion finely chopped
1 large ripe tomato, finely chopped
3-1/2 ounces | 100 grams mini pepperoni slices
Fresh basil leaves finely shredded
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs or Italian seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 176°C | 350°F degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and crushed garlic. Mix well to combine. Set aside.
  3. Place the loaf of bread on a chopping board. Using a sharp bread knife, cut the bread diagonally in rows across the top, down to 1-inches (2 cm) above the base in depth. (Be careful not to cut through to the base of the loaf.) Holding the bread firmly and gently over the top, cut through in rows in the other direction to create diamond-shaped wedges.
  4. Transfer to a baking sheet/tray lined with aluminium foil, or parchment paper.
  5. Drizzle half of the garlic butter in between each wedge, followed by the pizza sauce. (It doesn’t need to be neat!)
  6. Follow with the onions, tomatoes, pepperoni slices, basil, and cheese.
  7. Drizzle the remaining garlic butter over the top of bread and top with the Italian herbs (or seasoning).
  8. Cover with foil and bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or until cheese has started to melted.
  9. Uncover and bake for a further 10 minutes, or until bread is crunchy and the cheese has melted all the way through.
  10. Remove and allow to cool slightly before serving.

Credits: Cafe Delites