Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread Recipe

Prep Time Cook Time Serves
15m 30m 4-6

I first discovered “crack” bread on pinterest. It looked so delicious, I just had to try it myself. I can confirm that it is as good as it looks. So good I am not sure it is named for the “cracked” look of the loaf or because it is immediately addictive. You can’t eat just one piece.


  • 1 round bread loaf, 6-7 inches diameter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups grated cheese, such as cheddar or comté


Preheat your oven to 350˚F.

Using a serrated knife, slice your loaf into 1/2 inches slices taking care not to cut through the base of the bread. Turn the bread 90˚ and repeat. Your bread should still be in one piece, connected at the base of the loaf.

Combine the softened butter and garlic in a small bowl. Using a butter knife, smear the garlic butter onto each slice of bread taking care to gently pry open each slice so that the loaf stays in one piece. Once you have done this and used up all the butter, stuff each opening with some of the grated cheese. Place your stuffed bread loaf onto the center of a large piece of aluminum foil. Bring the sides of the aluminum foil together on top of the loaf and seal together. Bake on a baking tray in the oven for 25 minutes.

Remove the tray from the oven and open the foil seam at the top. Push back the foil so the bread is exposed. Return to the oven and bake for an additional five minutes.

Remove from the oven and enjoy immediately, while the cheese is still gooey and the bread is still warm.

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