Parmesan-Bacon Bubble Bread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.


16 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2023
When I needed to put some leftover bread dough to good use, I started with a recipe I often use for bubble bread and substituted savory ingredients for the sweet. —Lori McLain, Denton, Texas
Parmesan-Bacon Bubble Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed (16 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and finely crumbled, divided
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions, divided
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons salt-free herb seasoning blend
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • Optional: Alfredo sauce or marinara sauce


  1. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; divide and shape into 16 rolls. Place butter in a shallow bowl. In a large bowl, combine the shredded Parmesan, half each of the bacon and green onions, and the grated Parmesan, seasoning blend and sugar. Dip dough pieces in melted butter, then toss with cheese mixture to coat. Stack pieces in a greased 9-in. cast-iron skillet.
  2. Cover with a kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Top with remaining bacon and green onions. Serve warm, with Alfredo or marinara sauce if desired.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Serve with pesto, marinara or Alfredo dipping sauces ... or set out all three and let guests choose their favorite!
  • Cut into slices and fry for a savory French toast breakfast.
  • You can also bake the dough in a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 piece: 140 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.