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Cheesy Garlic Herb Crack Bread

Cheesy Garlic Herb Crack Bread

Cheesy Garlic Herb Crack Bread is outrageously buttery and cheesy with each pull-apart piece and bursting with fresh herb and garlic flavors. The BEST!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yields: 8 servings
Recipe by Tessa Arias


  • 1 crusty sourdough or artisan loaf
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, minced
  • 3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine the melted butter, garlic, salt, parsley, rosemary, and thyme in a small bowl.
  3. With a serrated bread knife, cut the bread on a diagonal into 1-inch diamonds, being careful not to slice all the way through. Use your fingers to pry open each crack and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of butter and a pinch of the shredded cheese. Don’t worry if you make a bit of a mess.
  4. Wrap the entire loaf in foil. To make ahead, place the foil wrapped bread in the fridge overnight or in the freezer for a month, thawing before baking. Place on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes, or until the cheese has mostly melted. Carefully remove the foil and continue to bake for another 5 minutes, or until crusty. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Recipe Tin Eats