Breads & Muffins Recipes

Pull-Apart Bacon Bread Recipe

Bacon. Do I need to say more? Well then, just let me add the word bread. Bacon and bread, now I know that with those two words together, there really is nothing more to add. Well maybe just a bit of cheese. 🙂

Pull Apart Bacon Cover

We celebrated my step-daughter’s birthday last week, and when I came across this recipe, I knew I needed to bake it for her! When I told her about it, she just swooned, “Bacon and bread – two of my favorites together! Oh, yah!”

Birthday Bacon Bread

Honestly, I am not the bacon fan that my husband are step-daughter are, but I do indulge them from time to time.  Early on when Gavin and I were dating, I invited him and his kids to have dinner with my daughter and me. I planned a simple dinner of BLTAs – bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado sandwiches. I figured it would be easy to have everything prepared ahead on platters. I would just lay out the food and everyone could put together their own sandwiches. Easy, non-threatening (blending families is an art sometimes), and yummy. Well, they devoured the bacon in no time! I felt like I almost needed to institute bacon rationing so that there would be bacon for everyone. When I make bacon now, I cook pounds! So much so, that I have started to cut back on how much I cook, because whatever I cook those two eat. And sometimes those level are not healthy!

But this was a birthday celebration, so Pull-Apart Bacon Bread it was. And it was delicious!

Pull-Apart Bacon Bread Recipe

from Taste of Home Contest Winners


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


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until mostly done (but not completely). Remove and drain on a paper towel lined plate. When bacon is cool, chop into small pieces.
  2. Roll out dough to 1/2 in. thickness, brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Mix together the bacon, dressing mix, cheese, and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Mix well.
  4. Add dough squares to bacon mixture. Toss to mix and coat well.
  5. Arrange pieces in a 9 in. x 5 in. oval on a greased cookie sheet. Layer pieces as needed. It will look a bit like half of a football.
  6. Cover and let rise in a warm spot for 20 minutes or it is doubled in size.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes uncovered. Then cover with foil and bake an additional 5 − 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove from cookie sheet and serve.
Cook bacon until mostly done.
Cook bacon until mostly done.
Roll out dough and oil.
Roll out dough and oil.
Mix bacon, cheese, dressing mix.
Mix bacon, cheese, dressing mix, and oil.
Add dough squares and toss to mix and coat well.
Add dough squares and toss to mix and coat well.

Enjoy!Bacon Bread

Happy Birthday, Olivia!

May your year be filled with love and happiness!

Pull-Apart Bacon Bread Pin



(18) Comments

  1. This looks so delicious! I am a big bread eater, so anything with bread is a win in my book lol. I cannot wait to try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Stacey says:

      Enjoy! Let me know how it goes.

  2. Donna says:

    My husband is absolutely obsessed with bacon as well, especially since we moved to the US as its in everything here! I am sure he will love this 🙂

    1. Stacey says:

      It really is amazing how you can find bacon in so much! Ice cream and candy even! I hope your husband enjoys this!

  3. Your bacon bread looks bomb! I’d love to make this for my next party–or maybe even just because 😛 Thanks for sharing!

    1. Stacey says:

      You are welcome! Enjoy – it was delish!

  4. This look delish – perfect for a party appetizer!

    1. Stacey says:

      It does make a great appetizer!

  5. This looks great! I love bacon so I’m sure I’d love it!

    1. Stacey says:

      Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. well, that looks yummy. i looooove bacon. like im not opposed to having a bacon scented candle in my kitchen. lol.

    1. Stacey says:

      Oh you do love bacon! then this is a recipe for you. 🙂

  7. This sounds amazing! Everything is better with bacon!

    1. Stacey says:

      The bacon lovers in my family absolutely agree with that sentiment!

  8. You had me at bacon! That is an absolutely genius idea!

    1. Stacey says:

      I am surprised that I have never seen something like this before as well.

  9. This looks absolutely delicious! I will be sure to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Stacey says:

      It is definitely a recipe for those who love bacon and bread! Enjoy!

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