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A bundt pan filled with pull apart bread.
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Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread

Delicious cheesy monkey bread with garlic, butter and herbs.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Rise2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread, Cheesy Monkey Bread, Garlic Monkey Bread, Monkey Bread
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 380kcal
Author: Kathy



  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups flour

Filling and Assembly

  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning



  • Measure water into mixing bowl and sprinkle yeast over water. Add honey and stir. Let rest for 10 minutes until mixture becomes bubbly.
  • Add Olive Oil, Salt, and one Cup of Flour. Mix until incorporated
  • Continue adding flour 1 Cup at a time. You might not add all the flour. With the last cup begin adding 1/4 cup at a time.
  • Knead for 10 minutes
  • Move dough to a large bowl that has been lightly covered with olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap.
  • Let rise until doubled
  • Punch down down gently.

Filling and Assembly

  • Melt butter in a small sauce pan. Add minced garlic and Italian seasonings. Let simmer 1-2 minutes on a very low heat. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Divide the dough into 32 pieces. Form each piece into a rough ball.
  • Flatten each ball
  • Add a small piece of cheese
  • Fold up dough around cheese, sealing all seams of dough
  • Roll each sealed piece of dough into melted garlic butter
  • Layer each piece of dough into a greased bundt pan
  • Sprinkle each layer with Parmesan cheese
  • Allow bread to rise
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 35-40 minutes
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes, invert bundt pan to remove bread


  • I used active dry yeast in this recipe
  • Water should be between 105-110 degrees


Serving: 4pieces | Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 389mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 3mg