Pesto Cheesy Pull Apart Bread (aka Crack Bread)

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Appetiser
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


This stretchy, cheesy pull apart bread recipe is stuff with garlic basil pesto for a flavorful appetizer that will be the hit of the party!



  • 2 small or 1 large crusty loaf bread
  • 1 cup basil pesto
  • 1.5 cups shredded mozzarella or Mexican melting cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice bread into a cross-hatched pattern.
  3. Liberally spread pesto in between the slices of bread, being sure to get coat the interior.
  4. Gently push cheese down into the slices.
  5. Wrap bread in foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately or refrigerate and microwave prior to serving.

Keywords: pesto pull apart bread, pull apart bread, pesto bread