Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread is layers of biscuits generously coated in garlic butter with layers of cheese in between each, baked to golden brown. It is a delicious appetizer or side dish that is perfect for sharing and enjoying warm out of the oven. Be sure to check out my from-scratch version of this delicious Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread!

Pan of Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread on a wooden table from overhead.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Biscuits: Look for a can (tube) of Southern homestyle buttermilk biscuits, but not the flaky variety. You will separate each biscuit into two layers for a total of 16 layers of biscuit dough.

Butter: I prefer using unsalted butter to have more control over the salt added. If using salted butter, you may want to lessen the amount of salt added to the garlic butter.

Garlic: You will need a tablespoon of minced garlic for the garlic butter that each layer of dough will be dunked into.

Cheese: For the ooey-gooey cheese in between each layer of biscuit dough, I used both mozzarella and sharp cheddar cheese. You could also experiment with other kinds of cheese, using your favorite blend or variety! Or, skip the cheese altogether and just add more garlic butter to each piece!

Steps for dipping bread into butter and then stacking with cheese between each layer.

How To Serve Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread

Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread is best served warm, right out of the oven. Here are some serving suggestions for the bread:

  • Serve it as an appetizer. Slice the bread into portions and serve at parties, gatherings, or at the dinner table. I like to offer some optional dipping options like marinara, ranch dressing, or aioli.
  • Pair slices of the cheesy garlic pull-apart bread with your favorite soups (like Roasted Tomato Soup or Lasagna soup) or salads (like a Wedge salad).
  • Set out a basket of bread to serve as a side dish with main dishes like pasta dishes like my Easy Pizza Casserole, roasted chicken, or steak.
  • Enjoy the bread with a variety of dips and spreads like hummus and spinach artichoke dip.
Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread in a pan before baking.

How Can I Tell The Bread Is Fully Baked?

There are a few ways to check this pull-apart bread for doneness. After all, you don’t want to pull it apart and see dough in the middle! To check that the bread is fully cooked, first, look at the top and the edges. It should be a nice golden brown. Another way to check for doneness is by gently pressing on the center of the loaf. It should feel firm and spring back slightly. Or, check the internal temperature of the bread (trying not to hit the cheesy parts). The internal temperature should read 190°F.

Pulling off a piece of Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread from the loaf.

How To Store Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread

Although best served warm out of the oven, you can store leftovers for a few days. To store the pull-apart bread, first, let the bread cool completely. Next, wrap the bread in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in the refrigerator. It will last up to 3-4 days. Reheat the bread in the oven at low temperature or in the microwave.

Close up of the inside Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread with some pieces removed.

Can I Freeze This Pull-Apart Bread?

Sure! For longer storage of leftovers, you can freeze the bread. First, let it cool completely. Next, wrap it a couple of times in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Then, store it in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 1-2 months. Let the bread thaw before reheating.

Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread on a wooden table from overhead.
5 from 2 votes

Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread is layers of biscuits generously coated in garlic butter with layers of cheese in between each, baked to golden brown. It is a delicious appetizer or side dish that is perfect for sharing and enjoying warm out of the oven.


  • 1 can (8-count) buttermilk biscuits
  • ½ cup (1 stick / 113 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup (113 g) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup (56.5 g) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine melted butter, minced garlic, chopped parsley, and kosher salt. Stir well and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the mozzarella and sharp cheddar cheese. Set aside.
  • Remove the biscuits from the can, separating each biscuit. Then, peel each biscuit into two layers, creating a total of 16 layers.
  • Dip one layer of biscuit dough into the garlic butter, ensuring it's completely coated. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of the shredded cheese mixture on top. Repeat with the remaining layers, stacking them on top of one another as you go. (You should have two stacks of 8 layers each.)
  • Carefully place the stacks horizontally in the prepared loaf pan, from one end to the other, ensuring a tight fit.
  • Brush the top of the stacks with the remaining garlic butter and sprinkle with the remaining shredded cheese.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 25 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and cooked through.
  • Once done, remove the bread from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with extra chopped parsley if desired. Serve warm.



If you don’t have access to store-bought biscuits or prefer homemade, check out my from-scratch version of this recipe! Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread

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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:


What a fun and quick solution to a dinner side dish! The cheesy biscuit flavor is simply delicious and the presentation is beautiful. I loved the pockets of melty cheese that were hidden throughout the bread.


You really can't go wrong with an easy-to-make, garlic cheese bread. This is as fun to eat (by pulling it apart) as it is delicious!


Such an easy way to throw together cheesy garlic bread with biscuit dough! This is a great recipe to have on hand and people will think you spent a long time making it!


I absolutely love garlic bread, and I think this is such a fun and easy way to make it!


Bread and cheese is my weakness! This bread is so addicting and easy to munch on since it's a pull-apart bread! This will definitely be a big hit.


Garlic and cheese are a match made in heaven. Using canned biscuits makes this recipe super easy to put together!

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  1. Can you use flaky biscuits? Also what else can you use besides biscuits. I’m not a big fan of them but I’m going to try them. Just wondering what else you can use if I don’t like the biscuit taste

  2. Would love to make these but we don’t have buttermilk biscuits in the UK, please can you suggest an alternative?

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