Cheesy Tomato Soup Pull Apart Bread

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Well, I still really don’t feel good and my meals have gotten extremely small and even more boring. That goal I had of building up a back log of ready to post recipes and pictures is really helping me out right now. The reserves are getting low though, so I need to start feeling better soon. If you want to know a little bit of what I’m feeling right now, you can read my Ulcerative Colitis Confession No. 1 which I posted yesterday. But that’s okay if you’re just here for the food too.

Remember the Fire Roasted Tomato Soup from last week? Well here’s what you do with the leftovers (if there are any). I never heard of pull apart bread before I got mesmerized by one of those Tasty videos on Facebook.

Cheesy Tomato Soup Pull Apart Bread
Cheesy Tomato Soup Pull Apart Bread
Melted butter, crushed garlic, fresh basil, tomato soup, and cheese, oh my.
Melted butter, crushed garlic, fresh basil, tomato soup, and cheese, oh my.

And as I was eating my soup and dipping my sourdough grilled cheese sandwich in it, the idea to try a tomato soup pull apart bread came to me. I mean really, it would be like having tomato soup in a sourdough bowl but better because with every bite, you get a little of everything.

Cheesy Tomato Soup Pull Apart Bread

Cheesy Tomato Soup Pull Apart Bread
See, a little of everything

The hardest thing is cutting the bread vertically and horizontally. The next is getting the crushed garlic evenly distributed throughout the loaf. The garlic sinks to the bottom of the melted butter and there is a tendency for it to clump together. A pastry brush helps and I don’t want to say it is a must have but it makes it possible to get the melted butter and soup down into the cracks rather than just the surface.

I have never seen a loaf of bread disappear so quickly. Poof! Gone, like magic. Seriously.

4 from 1 vote

Cheesy Tomato Soup Pull Apart Bread

Tomato soup leftovers, melted butter, crushed garlic, 3 types of cheese, and fresh basil combine in glorious bite sized portions in this easy appetizer.
Servings 5 to 10
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 Sourdough loaf uncut
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 cup Fire Roasted Tomato Soup
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut the loaf of sourdough bread lengthwise and widthwise, being careful not to cut all the way through. Place on top a foil covered baking sheet (make sure you have enough foil to wrap around the whole sourdough loaf).
  • Mix the melted butter and crushed garlic together. Pour half of it into the cracks of the bread, trying to get down into the loaf. Get out a pastry brush if necessary and brush the bread.
  • Pour the tomato soup into the cracks, using the brush to really spread it around.
  • Mix together the cheeses and chopped basil. Stuff into the cracks and sprinkle over the bread.
  • Pour the rest of the butter and garlic mixture over the bread.
  • Wrap with the foil and bake 15 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 more minutes. Serve immediately.

Notes

The crushed garlic sinks to the bottom of the melted butter making it hard to equally distribute it.
Author: Megan Wells
Course: Appetizers

Cheesy Tomato Soup Pull Apart Bread. Tomato soup leftovers, melted butter, crushed garlic, 3 types of cheese, and fresh basil combine in glorious bite sized portions in this easy appetizer.

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  1. 4 stars
    Wow!
    This looks so yummy! I’m sure my family would absolutely devour this dish.
    I hope your feeling better soon and thanks so much for sharing this dish.
    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

    1. I’m feeling much better! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you and your family enjoy it!

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