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Carla Hall Cheesy Pull-Apart Pesto Bread

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  • 1 loaf french or Italian bread
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup store-bought basil pesto
  • 1 1/2 cups 3-cheese blend (mozzarella, parmesan and asiago)


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place the bread on a cutting board. Using a serrated knife to make 1″ diagonal cuts through the bread, leaving the bottom crust intact. Turn the bread and make diagonal cuts in the opposite direction, creating a crosshatch pattern.
  • Meanwhile, pour the melted butter into the cuts of the bread. Then, use a spoon to drip the pesto into the cuts of the bread. Finally, stuff the shredded cheese into the cuts of the bread.
  • Wrap the bread in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet. Place in the oven to bake for 15 minutes. Then, open the foil to expose the top of the bread and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.Tips
    – Use your favorite grated cheese and flavored fillings to personalize your pull-apart bread.
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