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Pull-Apart Bacon Bread

I stumbled across this recipe while looking for something different to take to a brunch. Boy, am I glad I did! Everyone asked for the recipe and was surprised it called for only five ingredients. It's the perfect treat to bake for an informal get-together. —Traci Collins, Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 55 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 12 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 envelope (1 ounce) ranch salad dressing mix


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat for 5 minutes or until partially cooked; drain on paper towels. Roll out dough to 1/2-in. thickness; brush with 1 tablespoon of oil. Cut into 1-in. pieces; place in a large bowl. Add the bacon, cheese, dressing mix and remaining oil; toss to coat.
  • Arrange pieces in a 9x5-in. oval on a parchment-lined baking sheet, layering as needed. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled.
  • Bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Cover with foil; bake 15 minutes longer or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 149 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 621mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
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  • Kim
    Apr 7, 2019

    I used liquid ranch dressing and added chives which made it more moist

  • Cookin' Mamma
    May 11, 2018

    So glad I ran onto the recipe. Tried it with an extra loaf of bread dough. Used the packaged bacon bits. Gave it to some friends. They raved about it as did my husband. Can hardly wait to mix more bread so I can make this again. A true keeper.

  • civalwar
    Feb 19, 2018

    My mom started making this years ago when I still lived at home and now this is our family's Christmas breakfast tradition. So yummy!

  • alababa
    Feb 18, 2018

    Try with crumbled sausage! A friend makes it this way and it's yummy!

  • angela32
    Jan 8, 2016

    My family loved this....

  • justmbeth
    Nov 15, 2015

    Family loved this. I thought it was a tad salty. Next time I may try using low-sodium bacon. I'd hate to cut down on the ranch mix and lose some of that flavor.

  • benchwarmer
    Sep 5, 2015

    I made this for my son's wedding reception, and it was a hit! However, it needed some tweaking: I added 1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper, and instead of using the single loaf of frozen bread dough, I used a bag of 36 frozen dinner rolls. I let them thaw most of the way, then snipped the rolls in half with kitchen shears, making 72 pieces. Laying out the 72 pieces in a very large deep-dish pizza pan so they were just touching meant that they were very easy to pull apart with one hand.

  • amyec2
    Dec 5, 2014

    I make this every Holiday Season and Now Friends and Family are placing orders for it. It is super Delicous and everyone loves this Bread.

  • afschaak
    Aug 27, 2013

    Found this recipe in my new "Fast Fixes with Mixes" TOH cookbook I just bought. I thought the bread had a ton of flavor but a bit too salty for me. I will make this recipe again because who doesn't like bacon! But I will not use the whole pack of ranch dressing and I may try adding more cheese to make it more cheesy. It was a bit dry. Was very easy to prepare and goes well with soup!

  • Pstrobbe
    Jan 12, 2013

    Tried this recipe for the first time this morning and my family loved it, I make a pull apart bread for the holidays using the frozen rolls and I always have left over rolls that I don't know what to do with, and I always end up throwing them away, this recipe is a good way to use up the left over rolls. It took longer for it to rise the the recipe stated but I solved that problem by following the quick rise instructions on the package, the next time I make it though I think I will make it up before I go to bed and leave it in the oven to rise and bake it when I get up like I do when I make my other pull apart bread recipe.