Monday, February 4, 2013

Bacon Ranch Cheddar Pull Apart Bread

Oh Super Bowl, how do I love thee?  This year we decided to lay low, but I still had to BRING IT in the food category.  This Bacon Ranch Cheddar Pull Apart Bread just hurts people... it's so good.

Ummmm yeah.  I gained ten pounds just looking at this.

And the best part?  The crispy bottom that catches all the butter...

 Here's how you make it.

1 Large Loaf of Crusty Bread 
1 1/2 Stick of Unsalted Butter 
2 Cups of Freshly Shredded Cheddar 
8 Slices of Bacon, Cooked and Chopped 
1 1/2 Tbs of Ranch Seasoning 

Cut bread horizontally and vertically to create "cubes" that you can pull off.  Make sure to not cut all the way through to the bottom, however.  You just want the bread to be like a blooming onion.  If you have an electric knife, use that.  It is SO MUCH easier.  Melt the butter and add the ranch seasoning.  I used Hidden Valley.  With a pastry brush, brush the inside of the bread generously with the ranch butter, being careful to get each side.  Next, stuff the cheddar in between each of the slices of bread. Add the bacon as well.  Put the bread in a pan and tent foil on top.  Cook in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes and then for 5-7 minutes longer uncovered.

Stay hungry!


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