Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

I'm about to blow your minds with some serious bacon and cheese action. You may think that it couldn't get any better than the fried mac n cheese we busted out earlier this week, but we just outdid ourselves. Yet again.

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

Pull apart breads are my new favorite recipe to whip out for a party, especially a huge spread like the one I'm hosting on Super Bowl Sunday in a couple weeks. This bread is so ridiculously simple, there's really no excuse for you to NOT make it. In about 5 minutes of prep time, you'll be a hot 15 minutes away from a cheesy, bacon-packed mess of a bread that everyone will gladly get messy for. Just take a gander at that cheese....

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

Ok one more... All that cheese and bacon stuffed into the cracks of that warm, crusty bread...

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

Enough torture, I promise. But seriously, can't you just taste the deliciousness that this cheesy, bacon bite must pack? Are you hungry yet?

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, stir together melted butter, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley, thyme and oregano. In another small bowl, combine the two cheeses and bacon. Gently toss to combine.

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

Using a serrated knife, cut the bread on a diagonal angle into 1-inch diamond shapes, making sure you don’t slice all the way through the loaf of bread.

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

Gently open up the cracks with your fingers. Drizzle each with a tsp of the butter mixture and a pinch of the cheese and bacon mix.

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

Wrap the loaf of bread in aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes, until the cheese has mostly melted. Remove from the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes, directly on the rack. Serve immediately.

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Recipe & Photos by Meghan Bassett