Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pull-Apart Bread

Food & Party 26

cheddar ranch bacon breadI usually know I've found a winning recipe, when I say the title and start to salivate. Cheddar bacon ranch pulls did just the trick. I ran across this recipe on Plain Chicken, and it's plain addictive -- she also refers to it as "crack bread."

It's an easy way to spice up an otherwise standard meal or to wow company. It can be served as a bread course with dinner or as a nice hearty appetizer. I won't promise you that it's light, but I will promise that it will disappear.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls (a.k.a. Crack Bread)

1 unsliced loaf of (round is preferable) sourdough bread
8-12 oz cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
3 oz bag Oscar Mayer Real Bacon bits
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 Tbsp ranch dressing mix

Using a sharp bread knife cut the bread going both directions. Do not cut through the bottom crust.

Place slices of cheese in between cuts.

Sprinkle bacon bits on bread, making sure to get in between cuts.

Mix together butter and Ranch dressing mix.

Pour over bread.

Wrap in foil the entire loaf in foil and place on a baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Unwrap. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Image via Plain Chicken

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Peajewel Peajewel

Oh my goodness.  I am making this tomorrow to take to my neihbors trick-or-treat party.  This looks and sounds so yummy.

Stacey. Stacey.

I am making this tonight yummy

tuffy... tuffymama

This looks like an update of a recipe from the sixties, I think. My family make a version of this with grated cheese, seasoning mix, and homemade bacon. It's served with a hot cheese dip, usually. So good when it's cold outside!

Mommy... MommyMcRae

Sounds really good. I'd probably use real bacon crumbled up though. But my hubby would definitely eat it all up!

the3Rs the3Rs

Wow - can't WAIT to try this!

sstepph sstepph

Sounds amazingly good

Bertha21 Bertha21

this sounds really gross lol and looks gross

hotic... hoticedcoffee

Oh, that is soooo wrong....I would lock myself in a room with that, and not come out til it was over.

momto... momtolittleg

OMG that looks awesome!  It's like a gooey bread blooming onion!

Barba... BarbadianBeauty

>:O my daughter is a bacon and cheese head! she will LOVE making this with me :D

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