Cheesy Bacon Pull Apart Bread Appetizer

Bread, bacon, and cheese all fused into one decadent pull-apart appetizer that’s guaranteed to pull your family around the table.


  • 1 Italian Loaf (or other firm bread), large
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped fresh
  • to taste sea salt
  • to taste black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 6 slices precooked bacon, chopped
  • 1½ cups Crystal Farms Shredded Cheddar Cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Using a serrated knife, make crosshatch sliced in your bread every inch in both directions and making sure to not slice all the way through the bottom or sides of the bread.
  • In a small bowl, stir together melted butter, garlic, and parsley, salt, and pepper.
  • Brush bread with melted butter mixture, making sure to get inside your crosshatch slices.
  • Stuff each crosshatch with green onions, bacon, and cheese.
  • Wrap bread completely in foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake additional 5 minutes or until golden brown. (Can broil for a minute or two if you like the edges more toasted but watch carefully.)
  • Cool slightly before serving.

Recipe courtesy of: Finding Zest