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Cheesy Sausage Pull Apart Bread

Cheesy Sausage Pull Apart Bread features sweet Italian sausage, 3 cheeses, garlic, butter, and fresh herbs. It is a warm, delicious, and easy tailgating appetizer recipe for anyone who enjoys a good cheese pull.
Prep Time12 mins
30 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Sausage Pull Apart Bread, Pull Apart Bread, Sausage Bread, Sausage Pull Apart Bread
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 604.09cal
Cost: $6


  • baking sheet
  • serrated bread knife


  • 16 ounces sour dough artisan bread
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup Monterrey jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp scallions
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 cup Johnsonville Ground Sweet Italian Sausage


How to Cut the Pull Apart Bread Loaf

  • With a serrated bread knife, start by slicing 1" in from the end of your bread from top to bottom. Do not cut all the way through! Repeat in the same direction slicing one inch slices across.  
    Pull apart sourdough bread
  • Rotate the bread and firmly and carefully hold the sliced part. You want to now slice in the other direction -1 inch slices.  
  • This will now form cubes. It is very tricky to hold the bread still so be cautious, careful and if you accidentally cut out a square of bread just place it back. The cheese will be a perfect binder.  
    Sour dough pull apart bread
  • Once you have pull apart bread rectangles, it is time to stuff the bread with cooked sausage crumbles and cheese.   

How to Stuff and Bake Pull Apart Bread

  • Cook the sausage in skillet until browned, drain excess grease.
    Johnsonville Italian Sweet Sausage
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Johnsonville cooked sausage
  • Add the bread to the foil lined pan.
  • I added the cooked sausage first and then the cheese. I tried my best to tuck the cheese and sausage into the bread. 
    Sausage pull apart bread
  • Top with parsley and scallions and pour over the melted butter.  
  • Wrap the top of the bread with foil.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes covered, and an additional 10 minutes uncovered to crisp up the top.  
  • Serve warm while cheese is ooey and gooey!  
    Sausage & Cheese Pull Apart Sourdough bread


Nutritional values may differ and are meant to be a guide.
To reheat this bread, bake it for 10 minutes at 350. You can also add more cheese if you would like.
I have no idea if this freezes well to be honest. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 604.09cal | Carbohydrates: 64.9g | Protein: 22.58g | Fat: 28.41g | Saturated Fat: 14.76g | Cholesterol: 71.01mg | Sodium: 914.5mg | Potassium: 215.99mg | Fiber: 2.72g | Sugar: 3.1g | Vitamin A: 626.14IU | Vitamin C: 2.64mg | Calcium: 197.3mg | Iron: 4.61mg