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Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread Recipe

Fill your home with the smell of this savory Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread baking. Pieces of bread dough are brushed with herb butter, then assembled into a loaf and baked until golden brown for a mouthwatering bread.

This Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread is perfect for breakfast, snacks, served as a side dish for dinner, holiday dinners like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and potlucks.

Herbed Butter Pull-Apart

This savory bread goes well with cozy comforting meals. 

This Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread might look complicated but it’s easy!

Simply make bread dough, then take pieces of the bread dough and brush with the herb butter and assemble into a loaf, then bake until golden brown.

Most of the prep time is attributed to the dough rising. 

In about 3 hours, you’ll have soft, savory, pull-apart bread ready to smear with butter!

Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread

HOW TO MAKE HERBED BUTTER PULL-APART BREAD

The dough is made and brushed with butter and herbs, then cut into triangles and assembled as a loaf to create a savory pull-apart bread for a delicious snack or side dish the whole family will enjoy!

Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

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HERBED BUTTER PULL-APART BREAD INGREDIENTS

This mouthwatering Pull-Apart Bread recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious side dish or snack your family will love.

All you need is:

  • flour
  • instant yeast
  • some salt
  • a little bit of sugar
  • milk
  • butter
  • an egg
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • parmesan cheese
  • dried thyme
  • dried rosemary
  • dried oregano

HERBED BUTTER PULL-APART BREAD RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

Grease a loaf pan and set aside.

flour and yeast in a mixing bowl

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough attachment, combine the flour with the instant yeast, salt, and sugar.

Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread

Add the milk, butter, and eggs and knead until the dough is soft and elastic. Do not over mix because this will overdevelop the gluten in the dough.

dough in a bowl

Transfer the dough to a bowl and cover with a clean cloth.

dough that has risen in a white bowl

Let the dough rise.

herbed butter ingredients

Using a stand mixer, combine the ingredients of the herbed butter until creamy and incorporated.

garlic mixture

Set the butter mixture aside.

dough cut into 4

Transfer the dough to a floured surface and divide into 4 even pieces.

rolled flat dough

With the help of a rolling pin roll out each piece until you get a large rectangle.

herbed butter on dough

Spread a generous layer of herbed butter on top and cut into smaller rectangles.

Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread

Place them on top of one another.

Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread

Transfer to the prepared baking pan.

Repeating the process with the rest of the dough.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cover the dough with a cloth and let the dough rise on the counter.

After the dough has risen, place the loaf pan in the oven and bake until golden brown and done.

The bread is done when you can insert a toothpick in it and the toothpick comes out clean, without any crumbs.

In about 3 hours, you’ll have a savory pull-apart bread that’s sure to become a new favorite!

Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread

HERBED BUTTER PULL-APART BREAD TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made homemade pull-apart bread, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have.

If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE PULL-APART BREAD?

This Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread recipe takes approximately 3 hours. TOTAL.

This includes:

  • About 5 minutes of prep time
  • Close to 5 minutes to grease the pan and combine the flour with the instant yeast, salt, and sugar. 
  • Around 7 minutes to add the milk, butter, and eggs and knead for 6 minutes.
  • 1 hour to allow the dough to rise
  • 3 minutes to make the herb butter
  • 30 minutes to roll the dough, brush with butter, assemble into the loaf
  • 20 minutes to allow the dough to rise
  • 50 minutes to bake until golden brown
Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread

HOW DO I STORE HERBED BUTTER PULL-APART BREAD?

You can store Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 5 days or in your freezer for up to 3 months.

Simply reheat in the microwave for a few seconds to warm or enjoy at room temperature and serve with butter.

CAN I MAKE HERBED BUTTER PULL-APART BREAD AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, you can easily make Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread the day before serving.

Simply reheat in the microwave, toaster oven, or oven to warm and serve immediately or serve at room temperature.

You’ll have warm, soft herbed bread ready for the family. 

Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread

WHAT GOES WELL WITH HERBED BUTTER PULL-APART BREAD?

Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread goes well with a wide variety of main dishes and sides. These recipes would be great to serve together.

Some of my personal favorites include:

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS HERBED BUTTER PULL-APART BREAD RECIPE?

This yummy Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try adding some pesto, chopped salami, or even caramelized onions to the layers. YUM!

This Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread is a savory loaf of bread that will fill your home with the smell of baked butter and herbs. If you’re looking for a simple recipe to make an impression on guests, this is it!

Serve them in small portions as hors d’oeuvres or side dishes at dinner parties, enjoy them with your family over breakfast or lunch…or just keep them all to yourself because they are too good not to eat.

The best part about this dish? It’s incredibly easy to prepare!

Give this mouthwatering pull-apart bread dough a try and see why everyone loves it so much.

Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread

HERBED BUTTER PULL-APART BREAD RECIPE

Yield: 10

Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread

Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread

Mouthwatering bread recipe? Yes please! You can make this savory Herbed Butter Pull-Apart Bread in an hour. The best part about it is that the dough comes together quickly and you only need one bowl to clean up. It's also packed full of flavor thanks to garlic, onion, basil, thyme and oregano butter brushed on before baking.

Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Rest Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 4 ½ Cups flour
  • 2 ½ Tsps instant yeast
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp sugar
  • 1 ½ Cups milk, warm
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Egg

For the herbed butter:

  • ⅓ Cup butter
  • 1 Tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tsp onion powder
  • ⅓ Cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tsp dried thyme
  • 1 Tsp dried rosemary
  • ½ Tsp dried oregano

Instructions

  1. Grease a baking pan. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough attachment, combine the flour with the instant yeast, salt, and sugar.
  3. Add the milk, butter, and eggs and knead for 6 minutes until the dough is soft and elastic. Transfer to a bowl and cover with a cloth. Let it rise for 1 hour.
  4. In a bowl combine the ingredients of the herbed butter until creamy and incorporated. Set aside.
  5. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and divide into 4 even pieces. With the help of a rolling pin roll out each piece until you get a large rectangle, around 12x8 inches.
  6. Spread a generous layer of herbed butter on top and cut into 5 to 6 smaller rectangles. Place them on top of one another.
  7. Transfer to the prepared baking pan. Repeating the process with the rest of the dough.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cover with a cloth and let the dough rise for 20 minutes.
  9. Take to the oven and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown and down.

Notes

This bread is delicious and it lasts fresh for around 5 days so it’s a great make-ahead option for any holiday or get-together.

You can also add some chopped parsley and some pepper but it’s delicious as is.

Feel free to play with the fillings, add some pesto, some chopped salami, or even caramelized onions to the layers.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 405mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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