Garlic, Cheese and Bacon Sourdough

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Garlic, Cheese and Bacon Sourdough

This gooey cheesy pull apart loaf is studded with plenty of garlic and bacon and is perfect for the family to enjoy for a starter or can easily be prepared in advance with the Panasonic Combination Microwave (NN-CD58JS). You can use most kind of bread loaves for this recipe, but better use a denser loaf like a sourdough or pana di casa.
Author: Lisa Holmen


  • 1 white sourdough or pane di casa crusty loaf
  • 1 cup grated mozarella cheese
  • 100 g butter melted
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 125 g bacon chopped


  • Place the butter in a small heatproof bowl and melt in the Panasonic Combination Microwave for 45 - 60 seconds then add minced garlic + parsley and stir to combine.
  • Preheat the Panasonic Combination Microwave on Convection 180°C with enamel tray.
  • Cut the sourdough in a criss cross pattern. Make sure you don’t cut right through the bread and ensure an inch is left at the base of the bread .
  • Open up bread cracks with your fingers. Drizzle a teaspoon of melted butter mixture into each bread crack, then push a small a pinch of cheese and bacon into each crack. Brush the loaf with the remainin butter mixture.
  • Cover the bread bread with foil and bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and gooey. Unwrap the bread and bake for another 5 or so minutes to make it slightly brown and crusty. Serve.