Vegan Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

This Vegan Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread recipe makes crispy bread drizzled with a savory, garlicky butter sauce and mozzarella. Made with only six ingredients, this Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread — otherwise referred to as Crack Bread — is a perfect party snack because it’s easy for the host and enjoyed by everyone.

A hand pulls out a piece of cheesy vegan pull-apart bread.

I love throwing parties, but I’ve learned a few tricks to make it more enjoyable for my guests and for me! One of my favorite tips is to make easy party foods, so I’m not so worn out that I don’t enjoy the party myself. This cheesy pull-apart bread is a party favorite because it’s so easy to make and everybody loves it!

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Melting vegan butter together with garlic creates the perfect sauce to drizzle over the bread
  • Using a round store-bought artisan loaf keeps this recipe easy to make and do-able
  • Chopped green onions add pops of color throughout the loaf, making it look gorgeous in addition to delicious.
  • Made with only 6 ingredients, this loaf is so easy to make and yet so flavorful!
A round loaf sits on a cutting board with vegan butter, green onions, and vegan cheese.

What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

  • Lemon — We’ll use both the zest and the juice of the lemon.
  • Oats — I used rolled oats for this recipe, but you can substitute instant oats.
  • Chia — We’ll add some ground chia seeds to create a thicker texture. You can use whole chia seeds; I just prefer ground because it creates a smoother finished texture.
  • Syrup — I used maple syrup, but you can substitute agave nectar.
  • Milk — We’ll use almond milk for the best overnight oats! Substitute your favorite plant-based milk.
  • Yogurt — I love adding some plant-based yogurt (plain, unsweetened) for an even more tangy flavor.
  • Protein Powder — I add some vanilla protein powder for increased flavor and nutrients. If your protein powder is not sweetened, you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of sweetener.
  • Cornstarch — We’ll use cornstarch to thicken the lemon curd topping.
  • Turmeric — A pinch of turmeric makes that lemon curd sunny yellow.
  • Vegan butter — You can use your favorite vegan butter or dairy-free margarine. You can substitute olive oil.
  • Garlic — I’m calling for 2 cloves of garlic, but you can substitute a teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • Salt — A little bit of table salt or sea salt is all you’ll need.
  • Store-bought bread — Look for a round loaf in the baking aisle of your grocery store.
  • Vegan mozzarella shreds
  • Green onions
Wire racks in a bakery store hold a variety of different types of bread, including baguettes and artisan round loaves.

What Kind of Bread is Best for Pull-Apart Bread?

A round loaf of bread is referred to as a cob in some parts of the world and a boule in France. Either way, you’re looking for a round loaf of bread with a crusty top. It can be a sourdough loaf, pumpernickel, whole wheat, or plain white bread. Just look at the ingredients to ensure they don’t include eggs or dairy.

How to Make Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

This cheesy pull-apart cheese bread is so easy to make you’ll wonder why you haven’t made it before!

  1. Stir together the melted butter, garlic, and salt.
  2. Cut vertical and horizontal cuts in the loaf, cutting to the bottom but not through it.
  3. Use a butter knife and run the herbed butter through each slice, making sure to coat each piece.
  4. Insert cheese shreds throughout the bread slices, leaving some around the top.
  5. Sprinkle the top with onion slices.
    A round loaf of bread sits on a cutting board. It has been cut into cubes with cheese and green onions on top.
  6. Place the loaf on a prepared baking sheet and cover with foil.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  8. Use tongs to carefully remove the top piece of foil.
  9. Bake uncovered until the bread has toasted edges and the cheese has melted.

Storage Tips

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. The loaf can be frozen in appropriate freezer-safe containers or bags for up to 2 months.

So, there you have it. A Vegan Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread recipe that’s easy to make and oh-so-delicious to eat.

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A round loaf has been cut in several different directions to create pieces that pull-apart easily.
A hand pulls out a piece of cheesy vegan pull-apart bread.

Vegan Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

This Vegan Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread takes only a few ingredients and a few minutes to make. Take it to your next party and wait for the oohs and ahhhs!
5 from 2 votes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 277kcal


  • ½ cup vegan butter , melted
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 round loaf store-bought bread
  • 1 cup vegan mozzarella shreds
  • ½ cup green onions chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare your baking sheet by covering it with a generous piece of aluminum foil.
  • In a bowl combine the butter, garlic and salt. Stir to combine. 
  • Cut vertical and horizontal cuts (using a serrated knife works best) in the round loaf, cutting just to the bottom of the crust (but not through the crust).
  • Use a butter knife and run herbed butter mixture through each slice, both horizontally and vertically, making sure to coat each piece. Insert cheese shreds throughout the bread slices as well, leaving some around the top for a nice, melted cheese look when your loaf is done. Sprinkle the top with onion slices.
  • Place the loaf on your prepared baking sheet. Tear off another piece of foil and cover the bread, sealing it to the piece of foil on the pan. Place the pan in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes.
  • Take the loaf out of the oven and carefully remove the top piece of foil. Return the pan to the oven and bake for until 10 minutes or so, until the bread has toasted edges and the cheese has melted.

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Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.5mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


7 Responses to Vegan Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAla Reply

    5 stars
    Marly, this is so, so great! I’m so glad I got the chance to meet you through Courtney’s awesome surprise bash. I love your blog so much, and I’m always on the lookout for vegan recipes! xo

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyStacy Reply

    I think it’s wonderful how ingredients that were once considered special, like vegan and gluten free items, have become more available at everyday supermarkets, even in smaller towns. That certainly makes it easier for those who choose to or must follow certain diets. Your cheesy garlic bread looks wonderful, Marly!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyRoselie Reply

    Oh my, this looks easy and delicious! I ‘ll be making this soon. Veeery soon 😉

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMelanie | Melanie Makes Reply

    This looks absolutely divine, Marly! I’m thinking I’ll make two – one for everyone else and one for just me. I’m really bad at sharing!

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyLindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen Reply

    This bread looks beautiful AND delicious! Perfect party food.

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyLiz Reply

    I’d never refuse a chunk of cheesy bread! It looks divine. And I’m all in favor of easy recipes AND parties where no makeup is needed 🙂

  7. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyNancy @ gottagetbaked Reply

    Ummm…crusty, toasty loaf filled with cheese, no hours in the kitchen and no highfalutin’ ingredients?! Hell yeah, I’m loving this! Anything carby filled with garlic ‘n cheese is #1 in my opinion. Thank you so much for participating in the party today! This is the perfect party food and I just know that Courtney would love it.

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