Air Fryer Cheese Pull Apart Bread

Total Time:

  • Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Assembling Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20-35 minutes


Air Fryer Cheese Pull Apart Bread is a delightful and easy-to-make snack or appetizer. This cheesy, garlicky bread is perfect for sharing and can be made quickly in an air fryer.


  • 1 round loaf of sourdough or artisan bread
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 113g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Optional: chopped fresh parsley for garnish


Prep Work (5-10 minutes):

  1. Prepare the Bread:
    • Using a sharp bread knife, make diagonal cuts across the bread about 1 inch apart. Be careful not to cut all the way through the loaf. Then, make another set of diagonal cuts in the opposite direction to create a crosshatch pattern, forming small diamond shapes.
  2. Prepare the Butter Mixture:
    • In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, minced garlic, and Italian seasoning.

Assemble the Bread (5-10 minutes):

  1. Stuff the Bread:
    • Carefully pry open the cuts in the bread and drizzle the butter mixture into all the crevices, ensuring the bread is well-coated.
    • Stuff the shredded mozzarella cheese and grated Parmesan cheese into the cuts, evenly distributing the cheese throughout the bread.

Cooking (10-15 minutes):

  1. Preheat the Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C) for about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Cook the Bread:
    • Place the stuffed bread into the air fryer basket. If your air fryer is small, you may need to trim the loaf slightly to fit, or cook in batches if necessary.
    • Air fry the bread for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is fully melted and the bread is crispy and golden brown on top. Check halfway through cooking and rotate if necessary for even cooking.


  1. Garnish and Serve:
    • Once the bread is done, remove it from the air fryer and let it cool for a few minutes.
    • Optionally, sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over the top for added color and flavor.
    • Serve warm, allowing everyone to pull apart pieces of the cheesy, garlicky bread.

Nutritional Information (per serving, assuming 8 servings):

  • Calories: 350
  • Total Fat: 20g
    • Saturated Fat: 12g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Sodium: 600mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
    • Dietary Fiber: 2g
    • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 12g


  • Bread: Sourdough or any firm artisan bread works best to hold the cheese and butter mixture without becoming too soggy.
  • Cheese: Feel free to mix in other cheeses such as cheddar, gouda, or fontina for different flavors.
  • Add-Ins: For extra flavor, add cooked bacon bits, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, or sliced olives into the crevices along with the cheese.

Enjoy this quick and delicious Air Fryer Cheese Pull Apart Bread as a snack, appetizer, or side dish for your next meal!

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