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Cheesy Bacon Pull-Apart Bread

Cheesy Bacon Pull-Apart Bread

Looking for something that will be a hit for game day, parties or a delicious afternoon snack? This is the perfect bread loaded with cheesy goodness. Tip: make two so you don’t run out.


  • 1 large loaf French, Italian or sourdough bread
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 strips cooked bacon, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped (more for garnish, if desired)
  • 3 cups shredded Gouda cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Using a serrated bread knife, cut a cross-hatch pattern into the bread. You want the bread to stay together, so slice ~1/2-inch grid lines into the bread lengthwise, then widthwise without cutting through the bottom.
  • Combine melted butter and garlic. Gently separating the bread with your fingers, drizzle the melted garlic butter between the cuts until the entire loaf is drizzled.
  • Spray aluminum foil with non-stick cooking spray, place the loaf of bread on the foil and wrap the bread about halfway. Cover the cop with a separate piece of ungreased foil.
  • Place the foiled bread on a large baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

  • Remove the bread from the oven and take off the top piece of foil.

  • Gently pry apart the bread, stuff the bacon into the crevices. Next, stuff the cheese into the crevices.
  • Once evenly stuffed, sprinkle the green onions on top and push them gently into the bread.
  • Place the uncovered bread back in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the oven, sprinkle with additional green onions, if desired.
  • Remove the bottom foil and serve warm.


Serve with buffalo or hot sauce if a spicer bread is desired!

Inspired by and adapted from: two peas & their pod