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This festive and super Easy Pull Apart Garlic Parmesan Bread is soft, buttery, garlicky, herby, and SO delicious. Serve this warm right out of the oven with a light sprinkle of flaky sea salt for a bread that’s melt in your mouth good…and oh so impressive. And the real secret to this bread? Caramelizing the garlic in butter for a rich, but subtle garlic flavor. The perfect pull-apart bread for New Year’s Eve…and all those upcoming cozy winter dinners at home.
Second to last recipe post of 2020! So weird right? I’ve shared more recipes this year, created more content, and opened up more than ever before. I know 2020 was weird and difficult for many, but when it comes to all things HBH, we sure had an amazing year. I’m loving reflecting back on all the positive things this year has brought.
I was just reading some of (many) comments from Sunday’s Favorites post. I’m excited to dive into new content come January filled with healthier, yet still delicious recipes!
But guys, until then…I’m still in holiday mode. And today I have possibly one of my family’s favorite recipes. Normally I wouldn’t share a recipe so simple and easy, but I made this bread the other night when we did an Italian night of spicy stuffed peppers in marinara sauce. Any kind of marinara sauce needs bread for dipping. Since I knew my brother Malachi loves a good loaf of cheesy garlic bread, I made this. It took ten minutes tops to prep. The second I finished wrapping this in foil I thought to myself, “man, Kai’s going to tell me this is fire, I just know it”. And then the greatest thing happened. I walked into my parent’s kitchen just as everyone was eating dinner, and literally, the first words out of Kai’s mouth were, “Tiegs this bread is insane”. It made my entire day.
He didn’t use the words I thought he’d use but the message was the same…this bread is really good. Nothing makes me happier than making a dinner my family LOVES.
So, I knew immediately that even though this bread is crazy easy, I still had to share this simple recipe.
Start with the garlic. It’s essential to this recipe. I like to caramelize the garlic in a skillet with a pat of butter until it turns extra soft and gold. Similar to roasting garlic, but much quicker. It will add a subtle, but rich garlic flavor to your bread that’s just a touch more special than using raw garlic. Caramelizing the garlic is key.
Once the garlic is soft and caramelized, mash it into a paste with a fork.
Now, assemble. You’ll need a sourdough baguette. If you can’t find that, classic french will work just as well! Slice the loaf, but leave the bottom of the loaf intact.
Mix the remaining butter with all those herbs, parmesan cheese, asiago cheese, and that mashed garlic. Slather the butter into every last nook and cranny of the bread, then wrap the whole thing up in foil. Bake until the cheese is melted, the herbs are fragrant and the top of the bread is perfectly golden.
The minute this hits the oven you’ll start to smell the garlic and herbs melting into the butter/bread. That’s when you’ll know this is going to be GOOD. Serve the bread warm with a tiny sprinkle of flaky sea salt.
Truly nothing is more delicious. I can’t wait to serve this to my family on New Year’s Eve…my brothers are already excited.
This is the perfect appetizer or side to any extra saucy Italian dinner…or really any dinner for that matter.
I LOVE serving this up with my pasta alla vodka or Bolognese sauce. But honestly, this is good all on its own, right out of the oven. It’s hard to beat.
Oh, and the smell while this bakes? It. Is. Heavenly!
What every dinner from now through the rainy days of April needs.
Looking for other last minute and easy appetizers/sides for New Years? Here are my favorites:
Black Pepper Rub Chicken Fingers with Greek Yogurt Ranch
Crispy Sesame Ginger Potstickers with Chive Chili Sauce
Oven Fried Coconut Shrimp with Thai Pineapple Chili Sauce
Lastly, if you make this Easy Pull Apart Garlic Parmesan Bread, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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This was amazing!! I had fresh basil on hand so I used that option. I will say I used vegan butter in place of regular and put this on a gluten free baguette. (We have some allergies/sensitivities) It was so delicious. My kids loved it too. This will now be what I use anytime I make garlic bread. Thank you very much for your recipes.
Happy Monday!! I appreciate you giving this recipe a try and sharing your review, so glad to hear it turned out well! xT
Soo easy and so amazingly delicious!!
Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and thanks so much for trying it out! xx
Incredible!! We served it with a low country boil for New Year’s Eve and it was delish!!
Happy Wednesday!!❄️ Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback, I am so glad it was a hit! xx
Made this with a stew for new years, delicious! Will try with fresh basil next time. Will be using this recipe, especially roasted garlic, for all future garlic bread, yumm!
I appreciate you giving this recipe a try and sharing your review, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Happy New Year! 🎊🎈
Wow this was so good! Everyone at out Christmas dinner raved about it. I ended up making a bunch of roasted garlic in the oven and using that instead of the garlic in the pan and leaving out the red pepper flakes. I used french bread and everyone loved how soft it was. I also like that you can so easily make the butter mixture way ahead of time. I went ahead and sliced and buttered the bread in the morning and it was ready to go at mealtime. This is a new favorite and will be a standard on our table whenever we want garlic bread. Thank you for this amazing recipe!
Wonderful!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Thanks for your comment! xx
Hi Tieghan, I’m planning on making a bread recipe of yours that looks similar to this one, the easy garlic knots (I couldn’t find it online to comment). I would love to be able to make them a few days before my family comes to visit, so I can quickly warm them up or cook them day of. What would you suggest would be the best option?
P.S. I love your recipes! They are always so warm and comforting 🙂
Didn’t really care for this one. Think it would be better without the cheese.
Thanks for giving the recipe a try, sorry to hear it was not enjoyed. xTieghan
Amazing! The recipe is so easy my husband was able to make it! Tasted amazing. We will definitely be repeating this. Thanks Tieghan!
Love it!!🤩 So glad to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks so much for making it! xx
I wanted to make the Christmas Tree pull apart garlic bread but was a little intimidated since I’m not much of a bread maker, so I made this one instead for Christmas dinner. It was real easy and a big hit. My family isn’t big bread eaters, but there was nothing left over.
Wonderful! I am thrilled to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a go! Happy New Year!? xTieghan
Honestly, I was unimpressed with this. It was a lot of work for nothing special. And especially not enough cheese and I used about 1/2 of gruyere in place of parm/asiago. Maybe my french loaf was too big, but I felt like we didn’t get enough garlic butter on each piece. I would say the people raving out this did one of all of these things: used a smaller loaf ; used a VERY good loaf of bread where no topping was needed, or just have low standard for garlic bread. HBH always has solid recipes, and maybe this could but, but this wasn’t a win or a remake for me.
So sorry this recipe was not enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try! xTieghan