Cheesy Roasted Garlic Pull Apart Wreath Bread
An easy, cheesy garlic pull-apart bread recipe that’s perfect for any party!
1 lb. refrigerated pizza dough
1 head garlic (roasted)*
4 mozzarella sticks (each cut into 6 pieces)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup finely grated Parmesan
½ – 1 teaspoon Italian spices
1 teaspoon dried rosemary – crushed
1 teaspoon coarse salt
Marinara sauce, warmed (for serving)
Make the roasted garlic & cheese mixture
• Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
• Cut the top 1/4 inch off the garlic head.
• Place the garlic on a sheet with aluminum foil. Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Close foil around garlic and roasted in preheated oven for 40 – 50 minutes or until cloves are golden brown.
• Remove from oven allow to cool. Use a fork to remove the roasted garlic cloves.
• Place roasted garlic cloves in small bowl. Smash up with a fork, then add about a Tbsp. of olive oil to make a paste.
• Add the cut-up pieces of mozzarella sticks to the roasted garlic paste in the bowl to coat the cheese pieces. (put aside)
Make the Wreath bread
• Increase oven temperature to 450°.
• Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. *(you can draw a circle to make assembling the wreath easier by using a round cake pan and pencil to draw a circle on the underside of the parchment paper before placing on baking sheet)
• On a floured surface, divide pizza dough into two pieces. Stretch and roll each piece of dough into a long rectangle, then cut dough into 2” squares
• Wrap a dough square around each piece of mozzarella, forming a tightly sealed ball and place balls seam-side down on the baking sheet in the shape of a Christmas wreath (they should be touching).
• Brush olive oil on dough balls, sprinkle spices, parmesan cheese and coarse salt on top and bake until golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
Serve warm with marinara sauce for dipping.
*If using fresh herbs, you will need to double the amount of each spice