Refrigerated biscuit dough and bacon are the stars of this simple to make tasty, buttery pull apart bread. It’s the perfect party starter for any gathering.
Bacon Pull Apart Bread
Made in the spirit of a savory monkey bread, this bacon packed version of a pull apart loaf is the quintessential party starter for a hungry group.
If you’re cooking for game day, this bread checks all the football food requirement boxes; cheesy, delicious and fit for a crowd.
The buttery flavor feels (greasy fingers) and tastes indulgent and the bacon adds the right amount seasoning to the pillowy dough.
No one is going to complain about overeating a few extra bites of this kick-off favorite.
Ingredients for Biscuit Pull Apart Bread with Bacon
Making biscuit pull apart bread is one of the simplest appetizers you can serve at your next gathering and it only requires a handful of ingredients.
Bacon – you’ll need a pound, but use regular-sliced, not a thick-cut version
Bell Pepper – I prefer green bell pepper in this recipe, because a more savory taste than the sweeter red, orange or yellow peppers, but use what you like
Onion – stick with yellow onion or red onion in a pinch
Regular sized Pillsbury biscuit dough – not the grands size or extra buttery biscuits
Butter – flavor booster
Cheddar cheese – I prefer sharp cheddar, but any cheddar you have works, as always, shred yourself if you can
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Transforming Refrigerated Biscuit Dough
The concept of this bread is simple: Cut refrigerated biscuit dough into small pieces, toss them in butter with other ingredients, stack them in a pan and bake until golden.
That one step — the tossing in butter — is where it all comes together.
After tossing the dough balls in the butter, you’ll stack them in a Bundt pan while the oven preheats. If you assemble at the beginning of the game, it will be ready at half-time, so plan accordingly.
The Best Party Appetizer
One of the main reasons this pull apart bread is such a great party appetizer is not just because it’s bread (we all love bread), but it’s interactive. Everyone loves the idea of pulling off a bunch of little individual rolls baked together into one big loaf.
While you can make this loaf any shape you want – using a Bundt pan makes the ring shape you see here. Instead of slicing off a wedge, everyone just grabs the piece they want and a perfectly sized portion comes off right in their hand, piping hot and delicious.
More Party Appetizers
From dips to sliders, these party appetizers are so easy and delicious, you’ll want to whip up two or more.
- Mozzarella Pizza Sticks
- Cranberry Pull Apart Bread
- Jalapeno Popper Dip
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Antipasto Squares
- Ham and Cheese Sliders
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Pull Apart Bacon Bread
- 1 pound (16 oz) bacon, fried and crumbled
- 3/4 cup chopped bell pepper (any color is fine)
- 3/4 cup chopped yellow onion
- 3 tubes regular sized refrigerator Pillsbury biscuits
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Fry bacon and remove from skillet when finished. Use grease from the bacon to sauté peppers and onion until tender.
- Cut biscuits into quarters and place in large mixing bowl. Add peppers-onion mixture, bacon, butter and cheese, tossing until well combined.
- Pour into lightly greased 10-12 cup Bundt pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes. (Biscuits should not be doughy looking. If necessary cover with foil to prevent any burning.)
- Remove from oven and turn the Bundt pan onto a serving dish.
- Serve immediately.
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