Cheesy Pesto Pull-Apart Bread

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  • Cheesy Pesto Pull-Apart Bread – Crispy sourdough bread covered in a flavorful pesto sauce and gooey melted cheese. 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

    Pesto bread

    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 pesto bread 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

    Scroll down for the printable pesto bread recipe.

    1. Preheat oven. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Slice bread 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 of bread.
    4. Bake until bubbly. Cover bread 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 pull-apart bread 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 sweet pull-apart bread recipes? Check out my delicious caramel apple monkey pull-apart bread or apple pull-apart bread with caramel icing!

    pulling apart a piece of cheesy pesto bread

    More delicious bread recipes:

    Pull-Apart Pesto Bread Recipe

    Course: Appetizer, bread
    Cuisine: Italian
    Keyword: cheesy pesto bread, cheesy pull apart bread, pesto bread, pull apart bread
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes
    Servings: 12
    Calories: 192
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Cheesy Pesto Pull-Apart Bread - Crispy sourdough bread covered in a flavorful pesto sauce and gooey melted cheese. Made with only 4 ingredients in just 15 minutes! 

    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 bread with foil and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly.

      Nutrition

      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
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      Enjoy!!

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

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