Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pull Apart Bread

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Bacon. Cheddar. Ranch…. Need I say more??? This is dangerously good. Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pull Apart Bread is insanely addictively delish! It doesn’t get much easier or cheesier than pull apart bread recipe. Cut it, stuff it, bake it, eat it.

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The flavor combinations are endless.

I decided to try some of my favorite flavors combined together.  Close, but no, it’s not bacon, cheese and beer.

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pull Apart Bread

But that sounds delicious!  Bacon, cheddar and ranch pull apart bread brings together a fabulous flavor combination and loads of ooey gooey cheese.

Bacon, Cheddar and Ranch are a winning combination.  Every time I serve this bread it disappears.  You are going to love this.

Be sure that you don’t make this when you are home alone.  I can not guarantee that there will be any left.  Its that good!

We also have an amazing chicken bacon ranch casserole that everyone will love!

Pull Apart Bread Recipe Tips

  • Slice bread in 3/4-inch intervals, being careful to not cut all the way through. Cut again, crosswise, not cutting all the way through.

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Kitchen Tools You Will Need

  • Cutting Board
  • Bread Knife – I love my bread knife, it is one of my essential kitchen knives. I have been using this one for a decade! I also use it to slice tomatoes.


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Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pull Apart Bread

Donna Elick
Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pull Apart Bread is addictively delicious! It doesn't get much easier or cheesier than this pull apart bread recipe.
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 8


  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • 8 ounces shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 16 ounces crisp cooked bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dry dressing mix


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare 2 sheets of aluminum foil to wrap bread in, overlap the foil so the bread will be completely covered.
  • On a cutting board, slice bread in 3/4-inch intervals, being careful to not cut all the way through. Cut again, crosswise, not cutting all the way through.
  • Slide bread onto foil and stuff cheese between all cuts: sprinkle with bacon. Mix melted butter and ranch mix, with a fork, and drizzle over top of bread evenly.
  • Wrap foil around bread snuggly and bake for 15 minutes; uncover and bake 10 minutes more. Serve hot.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 723cal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 1239mg | Sugar: 18g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published November 2012. Updated and republished October 2019.

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  1. Lol, I totally agree with Sweet and Savory Eats! Nom, nom. I am so making the bread in the first picture. A-MAZ-ING. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  2. Donna, Donna, Donna. Why oh why can't I come over and watch a game with you? I won't even ask for one of your beautiful drinks – a beer will do. All these dishes look out of this world delicious! You must be everyone's favorite house to come to. Yum!!!!!

  3. Wow wow wow. All of these look over-the-top tasty, but that bread is making me drool. Going to need an excuse to make that – and NOT when I'm home alone!

  4. I have seen a few variations of this in the past month or so and every single one made me want to jump into the screen. It is such a flexible platform for any kind of flavors, isn't it?

  5. I have a friend that brought over the mushroom/Swiss version of the pull apart bread. I was just outstanding. I can't wait to give this version a try.

  6. Oh, Pull Apart Bread is common in Italy !! I saw other version and both look delicious !! Will try it one day when I bake an Italian bread first !! How nice if I'm still staying in Paris with my daughter and family, so that I can use the Baguette or any hard crust bread to make this pull bread. Thanks for sharing and will always pop in to check other recipes as today is my 1st time popped into your blog !! Have to go as my banana cake is time to come out from the oven !! ( home planted bananas )

  7. Hi! I just wanted to let you know I am including this in a 35 Christmas party appetizers and drinks collection over at Mommy's Sweet Confessions. Thank you!

  8. I don't understand how the bread is cut. Sorry I'm just a teenage guy & don't cook but it looks great. Anyways, how do you even go about cutting this? Cut the middle of the bread, or leave in between. Anyways, 1 picture more of the bread cut would be helpful for newbie me. 🙂

    1. Thank you for the comment Joshua! I have another bread planned this fall and will include a shot of cutting the bread.

      Try starting at the top, cut diagonally every 1 inch all the way to the end of the bread. Then, start back at the top cutting the opposite diagonal until the entire loaf is cut. Hope that helps!

  9. I saw this recipe on another blog,, posted a few months before yours, & I've made it twice already. Brandie used a sourdough bread and DOUBLE the cheese. I always wanted to try it with an Italian bread, but I never thought that the store-bought Italian loaf was sturdy enough. I guess if I can find a good loaf in a store before I actually have the chance to bake a loaf, I'll try the recipe with that for a little different flavor (I know that to some people, bread is bread, but I find the little differences in EVERYTHING… ESPECIALLY FOOD!). Thanks!

  10. Looks delicious and will try this weekend. Have you ever made it ahead of time and added the butter and ranch right before cooking? I think that would make it easier for a party. I can't wait to try this

    1. I have not, but that sounds like it would work great. Be sure to wrap it well when preparing ahead of time so the bread doesn't get hard. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

  11. I've had this pinned for awhile but just made it tonight. It is amazing!! Absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  12. I am thinking about adding shredded provolone and mozzarella, with a few red pepper flakes. The type of cheese doesn't really matter, does it? I also wonder if the ranch dressing mix would be a good flavor with the white cheeses? Opinions?

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