Cheesy Stuffed Garlic Bread

Cheesy Stuffed Garlic Bread

  Serves 8 as an appetizer


  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 large round loaf bread, about 10-14 inches in diameter
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded provolone
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Melt butter in a small saucepot over medium heat. Add in garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until garlic just begins to brown. Remove from heat and add parsley.

Using a serrated knife, cut about 8-10 cuts along one side of the bread, cutting 3/4 of the way through the loaf. Turn the bread on your cutting board, and cut 8-10 cuts along the other side of the bread, cutting 3/4 of the way through the loaf; the bread should be all tiny squares of bread, still attached at the bottom.

Using a pastry brush, brush garlic butter in between each row, both ways. Mix together the provolone and mozzarella. Stuff in between each square with the cheese mixture. Top with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and wrap entire loaf of bread in foil.

Place the wrapped bread on a sheet tray and bake until cheese is melted, about 15-20 minutes. Open the foil so the top is exposed and bake until brown, about 7-10 minutes.