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Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread Recipe with 64 Football Tailgating Recipes

Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread Recipe

Are you ready for some football?!?!?!!?!

Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread Recipe

Football season is right around the corner y’all and I can’t tell you how excited I am!  And what comes with football?  Tailgating, of course!  To celebrate football season and all things tailgating, I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers from all over the country that are huge football fans.  We are bringing you 64 tailgating recipes that will keep you in tailgating celebrations all season long while you cheer on your favorite teams.

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My contribution is a classic must have for any football tailgating party – the cheesy pull apart garlic bread.  This is a fun and delicious appetizer guaranteed to win with any crowd.

Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread Recipe

Be sure to scroll down past the recipe to see all the fantastic fun football tailgating recipes from around the country.  Be sure to click on the links and join the party!

Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread Recipe

Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread Recipe


  • 1 large round or oblong loaf of crusty bread
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 4 -5 cups shredded cheese - I used a combination of fontina, smoked gouda, Swiss, and white sharp cheddar
  • 2 -3 tablespoons chives, green onions, or parsley, chopped, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Melt butter with garlic over low heat for a 2 -3 minutes
  3. Without cutting all the way through the bottom, slice bread long-wise and cross-wise making 1/2 inch squares across the top of the bread
  4. Pour melted butter and garlic over bread, making sure that it goes all down in between the cut squares as well as over the top
  5. Stuff shredded cheese down into the sides of all the cut squares - you may have to really jam it in there, but it's totally worth the effort - the more the better!
  6. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until bread is golden and cheese is bubbly
  7. Garnish with chopped chives, green onions, and/or parsley if desired
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Note: The instructions say to bake this bread in the oven, which is what I do when I take it to tailgating or any other party, then just warm it up on the grill.  You can also prepare it in advance (except the baking) and finish it on a grill over indirect heat – what you are going for is melted and bubbly cheese.

Note: Feel free to add any other ingredients right before baking, such as cooked bacon or sausage, chopped jalapeno or other peppers, pimento cheese, etc.  Obviously you would want to cook any raw meat before adding it to the bread then bake it.

Note: This post is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by the National Football League (NFL) or any of its teams. All opinions and views expressed on our blogs are our own, not that of the NFL and/or any of its 32 teams. Any team names, logos or other symbols referenced are properties of their respective organizations. We are just big fans — and we want to share our love for our teams, the game and the food that brings us all together on game day.


64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

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Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread Recipe

16 Responses to Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread Recipe

  1. Oh, I could definitely get on board with this recipe! I’m SO ready for the return of football (college football for me)…and I’m thinking I need a big loaf of this garlic bread alongside some pints of cold beer for this Saturday. Yum!!

  2. Ok,must admit….not ready for football. Actually, don’t even really know much about foodball 😀 HOWEVER…..I do LOVE all the good eats that goes along with football season and that’s important, right?

    I LOVE bread and this ooey gooey cheese loaded loaf is my jam! I would even watch football just to eat this 😉 Pinned!

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  3. I live for football season and I can’t believe I’ve never made pull-apart bread! That needs to change because this would be such a hit on Game Day!

  4. YAY Football! Yay tailgating! And all sorts of Yay to cheesy carbs!! Pull apart bread is the jam, and this one looks perfect, Rach! SUPA cheesy and hella garlicky! JUST HOW I LIKE IT! This bread ain’t makin’ it to any tailgate… I can tell you that! ALL FOR ME!!!! Cheers, lady! xoxo

    • Hi Rob! Thanks for visiting and you have made an excellent point. I should have included in the instructions that this can be made ahead of time and reheated on a grill or prepared ahead and finished on a grill. The post is updated to include this in the notes just below the recipe. Thanks for your feedback!

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