Usually, you want to avoid things found in the cracks of things, but oh, by the end of your meal, you’ll wish you were submerged into every crevice of Thanksgiving Crack bread! Your favorite crusty, fluffy bread gets a nice little diamond shape action on top to create the cracks, hence the name. Then, this is where it gets good. Each little opening gets filled with some savory garlic butter and a pinch of smooth mozzarella. See what we mean?! Each delightful bite is baked in the oven to create a cheesy, buttery masterpiece. If it couldn’t get any better, Thanksgiving Crack Bread is ready for indulging in less than thirty minutes, so you can be eating that yummy goodness in no time! Seriously, it’s the best side you’ll have this year!

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For the garlic butter:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped

For the bread:

  • 1 crusty loaf of bread, preferably sourdough or Vienna
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, the garlic, and the salt and melt it in the microwave, about 1 minute.

Step 3 –Stir the parsley into the butter mixture.

Step 4 –Use a knife to cut diagonally, going both ways, on top of the bread to create diamond shapes. Be sure not to cut all the way through the bread.

Step 5 –Use your fingers or a knife to pry open each crack of the bread and drizzle each crack with about 1 teaspoon of the butter mixture and a pinch of the cheese.

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Step 6 –Top the bread with the remaining butter mixture.

Step 7 –Wrap the bread with foil and bake until the cheese has mostly melted, about 20 minutes.

Step 8 –Unwrap the bread and bake until the bread is crusty, about 5-10 minutes.

Step 9 –Serve immediately.