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Rosemary Pull Apart Bread with Garlic Butter

This rosemary garlic pull-apart bread is a delicious and buttery bread loaf with layers of dough filled with cheese and seasonings. It’s a wonderfully delicious cheesy garlic bread that is perfect with any meal!

Rosemary pull apart bread on a cutting board.

The rosemary pull-apart bread is a great recipe that’s perfect for holiday gatherings or any occasion where you want to impress your guests with something delicious and unique.

To make this cheesy bread, you’ll need a few basic simple ingredients like rosemary, garlic, butter, Italian seasoning, flour, and Parmesan cheese. 

Anything that contains herbs, butter, garlic, and fresh bread is a winner.

​This bread would taste delicious with my no-boil lasagna​, spaghetti pasta salad, or Italian pasta salad with pepperoni.

Rosemary pull apart bread on a cutting board.

What is Rosemary Pull-Apart Bread with Garlic Butter?

This is a mouth-watering cheesy buttery bread with the perfect amount of savory herbs and garlic.

It’s lovely to serve with any dish, but tastes wonderful with any type of pasta dish!

​It truly is one of the best bread recipes I have tried, and the pull-apart style is so fun to eat!

Rosemary pull apart bread on a cutting board.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This bread is healthier than store-bought bread, as it doesn’t contain any preservatives or artificial ingredients.
  • This loaf of bread is the perfect side dish for any meal.
  • The instructions are clear and easy to follow.
  • It’s a beautiful looking bread, full of pleasing aromas!
  • It will look impressive on the dinner table!

Tell Me About This Rosemary Pull-Apart Bread

  • Taste- This is a flavorful bread that satisfies the savory, buttery, herb flavored palette. 
  • Texture– This breast has a flaky outside and soft pillowy inside.
  • Ease– This recipe is easy to make. Just follow the recipe and you should not have any difficulty.
  • Time– You only need 15 minutes to prep this recipe. It needs 1.5 hours to rise, and 50 minutes to bake.
garlic butter in rosemary pull apart bread

Ingredients for Rosemary Pull-Apart Bread with Garlic Butter

  • Quick Rise Yeast– This is the rising agent for the bread.
  • Sugar– Sugar feeds the yeast and gives a subtle sweet flavor to the bread.
  • Milk– Warm milk is poured over the sugar and yeast mixture to activate the yeast.
  • Egg– Eggs help bread to rise and also aid in holding together the ingredients. It also causes the bread to be light and fluffy.
  • Unsalted Butter– Use unsalted butter since the recipe requires salt already.
  • Avocado Oil– The oil allows for a moist and tender bread.
  • All-Purpose Flour– The flour is the substance and basis for any bread recipe.
  • Salt– Sea salt adds flavor but also brings out the flavor of the other ingredients in the homemade dough. This recipe uses a teaspoon salt.
  • Garlic Powder– Garlic powder gives the bread a savory flavor. Garlic makes any recipe taste even better!
  • Dried Rosemary– This ingredient also gives the bread a savory flavor and wonderful aroma.

Garlic Butter

  • Softened Butter– It’s necessary for the butter to be soft so that it is easier to mix the garlic butter ingredients.
  • Dried Rosemary– This is a necessary ingredient for rosemary bread!
  • Italian Seasoning– Again, this is another delicious savory flavor to add to the butter.
  • Garlic Powder– This ingredient is one of the best parts of the recipe!
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese– I can’t think of a better way to add to the deliciousness of this recipe!

Make Rosemary Pull-Apart Bread in 5 Easy Steps

  1. Prepare the dough– Once your yeast mixture is ready, add all of the other bread ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer. 
  2. Knead the dough– Then knead the dough using the dough hook attachment and allow it to rise.
  3. Garlic butter– Make the garlic butter while dough rises.
  4. Shape dough and.rise– Divide dough into equal pieces, and then press the dough into flat circles. Spread the garlic butter on the round side of each doughy circle. Fold the circles in half and place dough in loaf pan, flat side down, cover with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise.
  5. Bake– Bake for 50 minutes in your preheated oven. Cool and enjoy!

​Variations for Rosemary Pull-Apart Bread

  • Olive Oil– If you do not have avocado oil, olive oil is an acceptable substitute.
  • Fresh Rosemary– Fresh rosemary can be used instead of dried. Just make sure you cut it into small pieces.

Tips for the Best Rosemary Pull-Apart Bread with Garlic Butter

  • Once your yeast is woke up, add in the butter, egg, flour, salt, garlic powder, avocado oil, and dried rosemary. It is best not to let the salt come in contact with the yeast because it can inhibit the effectiveness of the yeast.
  • Do not heat up the milk past 130 degrees F because it could kill the yeast. You can heat the milk in the microwave or a small saucepan.
  • Transfer dough onto a lightly floured work surface to turn the dough out on. This will help keep your dough soft and not dense.
  • Watch your loaf when it bakes. You want it to be golden brown, however, if it is getting too brown, cover it with aluminum foil for the final rise.
  • When it’s done, brush the top with melted butter.
  • The bread is best when served fresh, but cool it before serving.
  • If it is cold in your house, you can place the pan in a warm place to rise such as the microwave.

Add-Ins for Rosemary Pull-Apart Bread

  • Mozzarella Cheese– For extra cheesy flavor, add shredded mozzarella cheese between the circles of dough.

How to Store Left-Over Bread

Store leftover dough in an air tight container for up to 3-4 days.

​How to Reheat Rosemary Pull-Apart Bread

Reheat your bread in the microwave.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you freeze rosemary pull-apart bread?

Yes, you can place it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Use an air tight container and make sure that the bread is cooled first.

How do you know when the bread is done?

​If you insert a toothpick into the bread and it comes out clean, your bread is done. Also, it should be a golden brown color on top.

Rosemary Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Rosemary pull apart bread on a cutting board.

Rosemary Pull Apart Bread

Liz Quick
A delicious and buttery bread loaf with layers of dough filled with cheese and seasonings.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Rise Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 97 kcal


  • 1 loaf pan
  • 1 electric mixer


Rosemary Bread

  • teaspoons quick rise yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¾ cup milk, heated warm to the touch
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2⅓ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoons dried rosemary

Garlic Butter

  • 5 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ cup shredded parmesan cheese


Rosemary Bread

  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, add your yeast and sugar. Warm your milk in the microwave (about 30 seconds) and pour over the yeast and sugar. Make sure it is just warm and not hot or you'll kill your yeast. Let it stand and get foamy for 5 minutes
  • Once your yeast is woke up, add in the butter, egg, flour, salt, garlic powder, avocado oil, and dried rosemary.
  • Knead the dough in your mixer for 3-5 minutes or until a soft dough forms.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm place for an hour. While it rises, make your garlic butter.
  • Once the dough has doubled, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Divide the dough into 10-12 pieces. Flatten the pieces out into circles.
  • Spread the garlic butter on each circle. Fold the circles in half and set in your loaf pan, flat side down.
  • Cover and let the loaf rise for 30 minutes.
  • While the loaf rises, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • After 30 minutes, uncover the loaf and put it in the oven. Let it bake for 50 minutes.

Garlic Butter

  • While the loaf rises for the first rise, get your garlic butter going. Put all of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well with a fork.


Watch your loaf when it bakes. If it is getting too brown, cover it with aluminum foil.
When it’s done, brush the top with melted butter.
Keyword pull apart bread, Rosemary bread

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