Cheddar Bacon Pull Apart Bread Recipe

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Easy. Bacon. Cheese. Bread.

Oh, and plenty of butter too! As I have expressed before, I think bacon and cheese are the perfect indulgences for any party, and especially for the Super Bowl. This cheesy bacon pull apart bread is a fun appetizer and finger food.

cheddar bacon pull apart bread

Plus, it just looks cool. A loaf of bread just bursting with melted cheese and bacon goodness!

slicing and cutting pull apart bread loaf

Make the initial parallell cuts with a good bread knife. (I love this bread knife, by the way.) The sourdough loaf is crusty, but the inside is soft, so using the knife to cut the following cross sections might result in tearing the bread. It takes a bit longer to finish cutting the sections with scissors, but it really seems to be the best way. Start snipping away!

sourdough bacon cheddar ranch pull apart bread

I think you can use any similar type of unsliced bread loaf, if you don’t want to use sourdough. Italian, French, or whatever, but you may need to adjust the ingredients amounts if the loaf is a different size. One of the beauties of such a simple recipe is that you can easily adjust and customize it to your tastes!

cheddar bacon stuffed bread

Once the bread is all sliced, seasoned, and stuffed with butter, cheese, and bacon, it is ready to go in the oven. Cover with foil and bake for about 15 minutes to get the cheese all melted and everything warmed through, then uncover and bake for about 5 minutes to finish it off. Serve warm and enjoy!

pull apart cheesy bacon ranch bread

I found this easy recipe on Chef in Training

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victorinox 8 inch bread knife

I’ve been using this bread knife since 2011 and I love it! (FYI. I have a Victorinox paring knife and chef knife that I also love.)


Cheddar Bacon Pull Apart Bread Recipe

I think bacon and cheese are the perfect indulgences for any party, and especially for the Super Bowl. This cheesy bacon pull apart bread is a fun appetizer and finger food.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6
Adjust Servings: 6


  • 1 round loaf Sourdough bread or similar, not sliced
  • ½ - ¾ cup butter melted
  • 1 ½ - 2 tablespoons dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded


  • Slice the bread in 1-inch parallel sections, slicing almost to the bottom of the loaf.
  • Be careful not to cut through the loaf.
  • In order to prevent tearing off piece of the bread, use kitchen shears to snip each row into 1-inch sections, so you end up with a grid of 1-inch pieces that are still connected by the bottom of the loaf.
  • Place the loaf on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Stir melted butter and dry ranch dressing mix together until combined.
  • Evenly pour and distribute the butter mixture between each of the sections, into the cuts.
  • Distribute the cooked bacon pieces evenly between each of the sections.
  • Then gently stuff the shredded cheddar cheese between each of the sections, adding more cheese if needed.
  • Cover bread loosely with foil.
  • Bake at 350°F/175°C for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes.


Calories: 749kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 55g | Sodium: 1644mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g
Ingredients: Bacon
Meal Type: Side Dish, New Year's Eve, Super Bowl Party
Categories: Finger Food and Dips

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