This Cheesy Bacon Garlic Pull Apart Bread is even more delicious than it sounds. Stuffed with smoky bacon, melted cheese and delicious garlic parsley butter, it’s so irresistible everyone will beg you to make it again. Perfect for a party or a potluck. Bonus: it’s super easy to make!
If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you probably know that I love rich, cheesy, garlicky, bread-y things. This pull apart bread recipe is the ultimate culmination of all my food loves. I have a feeling if you try it, it will be yours too.
PS – If you’re vegetarian, just leave out the bacon – this will still be super delicious!
This pull apart bread has a lot going for it.
It’s pretty cheap to make – a loaf of bread, a few pantry staples, and a bit of bacon and cheese (which if you’ve stocked your fridge and stocked your freezer well, should be cheap too).
It’s easy to make – Seriously. Cut open some bread. Stuff it with delicious things. Bake. Devour. (Repeat if desired.)
It could be made ahead of time. Always a bonus in my books!
It is Just. So. Freaking. Delicious.
Okay, I’m not going to ramble on about this. It’s a pretty simple recipe. Instead of reading How to Make Friends and Influence People, you can just make this pull apart bread. Same result, much more delicious 🙂
Make sure you check out the step-by-step photo instructions below the recipe.
Cheesy Bacon Garlic Pull Apart Bread – Step-by-Step Photo Instructions
Cheesy Bacon Garlic Pull Apart Bread – Ingredients
If you’re planning to bake this right away, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Cook 1/2 package of bacon however you like (I like to cook small amounts of bacon in the microwave). Make a series of diagonal slits in your loaf of bread, but don’t cut all the way through – leave an inch or two connected at the bottom of the loaf.
Rotate the loaf and make a series of diagonal slits in the other direction, so you create a bunch of diamonds. Gently use your hands to separate the bread.
Shred 1-2 cups of cheese. How much cheese you need will depend on how big your loaf is (mine was enormous) and also, how cheesy you want the final product to be. Peel and mince 5 cloves of garlic. Chop cooked bacon into bite sized pieces.
In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup melted butter (if your loaf is smaller, you could go with a little less butter – say 2-3 tablespoons) with 2 tablespoons of dried parsley and the minced garlic.
Set your loaf on top of a large sheet of foil. Use a spoon to drizzle the garlic parsley butter into all the cracks and crevices. Use your fingers to gently pull the bread apart so you can get right in there.
Add the chopped bacon and the shredded cheese, making sure you get into all the little nooks and crannies.
Wrap foil around the loaf but don’t press it tightly to the top – you don’t want all your lovely cheese to stick to the foil after it’s melted.
Wrap the loaf into a neat little package and if it’s a big loaf like mine, you can set it on a cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until cheese is well melted and loaf is heated through.