Cheesy Tomato Pull-Apart Bread

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • one hour and 15 minutes
  • 6 servings

When you want something delicious, but simple and fun to make, try a twist on pull-apart bread. It’s a perfect starter, side dish, and even snack. Ours is so cheesy and the parmesan and mozzarella pair so well with the flavored tomato filling. And garlic only makes things livelier and better.

Ingredients Needed for Cheesy Tomato Pull-Apart Bread

    For the tomato sauce mixture:

    ½ cup tomato sauce
    ⅓ cup parmesan, grated
    3 fresh parsley sprigs
    1 tablespoon roasted pine nuts
    1 tablespoon onion flakes
    2 garlic cloves
    1 teaspoon chili flakes

    Assemble the bread:

    1 pound bread dough, store-bought
    6 ounces of low moisture mozzarella, cubed
    ¼ cup melted butter
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    ½ tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

How to Make Cheesy Tomato Pull-Apart Bread

  1. For the tomato sauce mixture:

    Add the tomato sauce, parmesan, parsley, roasted pine nuts, onion flakes, garlic, and chili flakes to a blender. Season with salt and pepper and blend.

  2. Assemble the bread:

    Portion the dough into smaller 1-2 ounce pieces, flatten them, add 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce mixture and 1 cube of mozzarella to each one, then wrap and form balls. We’ve got 18 of them. Place them into a baking pan or a Bundt cake form.

  3. Add the melted butter, crushed garlic, and chopped parsley together to a smaller bowl and mix them.
  4. Cover the dough balls with the garlic-butter mixture using a kitchen brush. Bake for 50 minutes at 380⁰F/190⁰C.

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