Crack Bread – Bacon, Cheese, Ranch Pull Apart Bread

Crack Bread - Bacon, Cheese, Ranch Pull Apart Bread


This is another one of my Pinterest finds. I came across this recipe a couple years ago, and it’s so insanely good! Originally posted by another wonderful food blog, Plain Chicken, it’s the perfect dish to make as a special weekend snack, and even better as a treat for informal parties.

Why Crack Bread? Because you’ll want to eat this stuff like a crack addict!

Far from low-fat, but loaded with so much addictive flavor. It’s really hard to go wrong with salty bacon, melted cheese, butter, and ranch flavor. All toasted and served up on sourdough bread.

Yes, it’s a calorie bomb, but it’s good to splurge every once in a while! I dare you not to get absolutely addicted to this stuff!


Happy eating!

Kate xoxo


Crack Bread - Bacon, Cheese, Ranch Pull Apart BreadCrack Bread – Bacon, Cheese, Ranch Pull Apart Bread


  • 1 Sourdough boule, unsliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 package Oscar Mayer Real Bacon bits, 3 oz.
  • 1 C. butter, melted
  • 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix, 1 oz.
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place two large sheets of aluminum foil on a baking sheet, arranging them crosswise. Make sure the foil is long enough in both directions to completely cover the bread.
  3. With a sharp serrated knife, cut your bread crosswise, going in both directions. Make sure you don’t cut all the way through the bread. You want to cut it down with about 1/4 inch left intact on the bottom.
  4. Place your bread on the center of the foil on the baking sheet.
  5. Pull the sections of the bread apart a little bit, then take your cheese and evenly distribute it throughout the bread, placing it between the slices.
  6. Sprinkle your bacon all around, making sure to also get it between the cuts of bread.
  7. In a glass measuring cup melt the butter in the microwave.
  8. Whisk the ranch dressing mix into the melted butter, and pour it generously all around the bread, making sure to cover the top as well as get plenty down in between the slices.
  9. Pull the foil up over the bread and loosely seal it.
  10. Put the baking sheet in the oven for 15 minutes.
  11. Pull the bread out and unwrap the foil. I usually just fold the foil over on itself until most of the bread is exposed.
  12. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  13. Serve warm.


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