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Cheesy Pesto Pull-Apart Bread

Crispy sourdough bread covered in a flavorful pesto sauce and gooey melted cheese. This cheesy pesto pull-apart bread is made with only 4 ingredients in just 15 minutes!

I love all things pesto! It has the best flavor and tastes so fresh and delicious. This cheesy pesto bread recipe is a favorite, as well as spinach pesto pizza, grilled caprese sandwich, pesto chicken pasta salad and white chicken lasagna with pesto.

cheesy pesto pull-apart bread

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I’ll admit…I’m a bread person. There’s nothing I love more than a warm slice of bread with melted butter. Heaven sent, I tell ya!

One of our favorite Italian restaurants serves a cheesy pesto bread that is to die for! I tried to recreate this delicious recipe at home and it turned out great! My whole family loved it and couldn’t stop digging in. This easy pull apart bread is the perfect recipe for a snack or appetizer!

My favorite thing about this recipe is that’s it takes only 4 ingredients and is ready in 15 minutes. It may look super fancy, but absolutely no slaving away in the kitchen. It doesn’t get better than that!

ingredients for pesto bread on a marble counter top

Only 4 ingredients!

  • Sourdough bread
  • Basil pesto
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Italian seasoning

How to make pesto bread

  1. Preheat oven. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice into squares. Slice bread vertically and then again horizontally several times so that you have one inch squares (see picture below). Make sure to not cut all the way through the loaf.
  3. Add pesto and cheese. Spread pesto sauce in between the sliced bread. Then combine cheese and Italian seasoning in a medium bowl and place mixture in between each square.
  4. Bake until bubbly. Cover with foil and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly.

collage showing how to make cheesy pesto bread

Pull-apart bread variations

There are SO many yummy combinations! It’s literally fail-proof and so versatile – just add in your favorite sauces and toppings and enjoy!

Below are a few delicious variations to try:

Looking for a sweet version? Check out my delicious caramel apple monkey pull-apart bread or apple pull-apart bread with caramel icing!

pulling out a piece of cheesy pesto bread with finger

More delicious bread recipes:

pulling out a piece of cheesy pesto bread with finger

Pull-Apart Pesto Bread

5 from 5 votes
Crispy sourdough bread covered in a flavorful pesto sauce and gooey melted cheese. Made with only 4 ingredients in just 15 minutes! 
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

Optional: Fresh basil or parsley for topping

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Slice bread vertically and then again horizontally several times so that you have one inch squares. Make sure to not cut all the way through the loaf.
    • Spread pesto sauce in between the sliced bread.
    • Combine cheese and seasoning in a medium-sized bowl. Place cheese in between each slice.
    • Cover with foil and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly.

    Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 378mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 303IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 2mg
    Course: Appetizer, bread
    Cuisine: Italian
    Author: Jamielyn Nye

    Enjoy!!

    loaf of cheesy pull-apart bread with fresh basil on top

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