Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Ring

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Very rarely is it acceptable to rip, tear, and/or obliterate your food. People expect you to use utensils (and your manners). You must be neat and civilized.

I scoff at such social norms. Why, you ask? Because there’s always a loophole. Take this Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Ring, for example. It laughs in the face of proper eating habits. You can use your hands to rip off little pieces or hearty hunks and chow down. No one will judge you for it. It is finger food at its finest. No utensils required.

This pull-apart ring isn’t just fun to eat, it’s delicious too. Little bundles of biscuit are smothered in butter, fresh herbs, and parmesan cheese. It’s flavorful and delicious, like garlic knots from your favorite pizzeria, only better. The fresh herbs make a huge difference here. Their flavor is superior to anything that dried herbs could provide, making this pull-apart ring unlike anything you’ve had before.

Now, you might not enjoy this bread if buttery, cheesy, delciousness isn’t your thing.

WHO AM I KIDDING? Does anyone really have an issue with buttery, garlicky bread? There are some things you just can’t hate on, and this pull-apart ring is one of them. The only real issue is that, despite its easy-to-share tear-off pieces, it’s so yummy you’ll want to keep it all to yourself. One might consider that a mixed blessing, but I hardly see it as an issue.

This pull-apart ring is so easy to make, and yet it looks like some kind of beautiful masterpiece you slaved over all night. However, all you had to do was dunk some store-bought biscuit dough into butter, cover them in cheese and herbs, and stick them together in ring-form. My little cookies, so much deliciousness for so little effort is a rare find indeed. Do not let it pass you by.

Dunk hunks of this garlicky goodness into marinara sauce for a delicious appetizer or snack, or serve it up plain as a side dish at dinner. You might even make this garlic parmesan pull-apart ring with full intentions of sharing it with loved ones, only to find yourself hoarding half of it for satisfying your own gluttonous cravings. It’s okay; no judgment here.

A Few Tips Before You Get Cooking:

  1. Make sure you watch the bread while baking. It can go from done to burnt in seconds.
  2. You can mix up the fresh herbs on top. Try oregano or basil. It’s all good!
  3. Switch out the parm for some asiago or romano if you’re looking for a change.
  4. I wouldn’t even dream of making this without the fresh herbs and garlic. The difference is significant; you’ve just got to have that fresh flavor.
  5. The same thing goes for the parmesan cheese. Use freshly grated parm, not the stuff in the green containers.

Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Ring

Recipe from The Food Network

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, plus 4 tablespoons, melted, for brushing
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 (7 1/2- ounce) cans store-bought buttermilk biscuits

Directions

  1. Adjust the oven racks to the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Brush a 12-cup Bundt pan liberally with 4 tablespoons melted butter.
  2. Combine the cheese, garlic, and herbs in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Open the biscuit cans and separate each biscuit. Roll the biscuits into balls. Dip each ball into the 1/2 cup melted butter, then into the cheese-herb mixture, making sure that the whole ball is covered. Place into the prepared pan. Repeat with the remaining biscuits until you have filled the pan with butter-and-herb-covered balls of dough. The balls of dough will overlap.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 35 minutes. Let sit in the pan for 2 minutes then turn out onto a serving plate. Sprinkle with extra cheese & herbs, if desired.

What are you waiting for? Tear some off and dig in!

14 thoughts on “Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Ring

  1. Tina@flourtrader

    Oh my-I would definitely agree that it would be hard to find anyone who would not like this awesome bread. This one looks like it will take you to buttery italian bliss in no time. I definitely have to try this one-yum! I am officially craving a big piece of this. Thanks for posting this savory winner!

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  2. trailofcrumbsblog

    Definitely want to try this too as I love garlic and parmesan. I went to culinary school and have a love for cooking myself. Will be adding that part into the blog soon. I will let you know when I have built up my “NOMS” section! You should check it out. I am sure we can share different recipes! – Nicole

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