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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pull-Apart Bread

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How did we ever throw parties before Pinterest? I find something new and amazing every time I log in and this particular idea changed the way I look at appetizers forever! Allow me to introduce you to the best, easiest and yummiest dip bread and dip appetizer concept EVER (discovered on http://www.plainchicken.com… check them out, they have a lot of awesome ideas)…

Here it is…Pull-Apart Bread!

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Ok, so the concept is simple! Here’s what you’ll need for this particular recipe…

1 unsliced loaf of sourdough bread

12 oz cheddar cheese, thinly sliced

3 oz bag Real Bacon bits

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 Tbsp Ranch dressing mix
Slice the bread (preferably with a very sharp bread knife) in both directions.  Do not cut all the way to the bottom. You want The bread to open up but not fall apart.  The pieces should be still connected together on the bottom, but easy to pull apart. Pour the cheese in between the slices and sprinkle bacon making sure both items make it deep into the cuts. Melt the butter and mix it with the ranch dressing. Pour this mixture evenly over the bread and wrap the entire loaf in foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes then remove the foil and continue baking 10 more minutes.

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The best part about this recipe is that you can make it with any ingredient you could think of! I placed a few ideas below. Enjoy and I hope your party is a success!

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Cheese and Mushroom Pull-Apart Bread

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Garlic and Cheese Pull-Apart Bread

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Football Favorites: Bacon Double Cheeseburger Dip

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We are only weeks away from the BIG GAME!  That’s right, the holiday that requires just about as much baking as Thanksgiving…it’s Superbowl time!  FOX 28 has got your back!  We will be sharing several recipes each week to help you gear up for this huge day of eating, entertaining, and (hopefully) cheering while the Seahawks win by a landslide!

The first on our list of game-day goodies is a favorite at all of my parties, Bacon Cheeseburger Dip! Check out the instructions below, and if you try it out, let us know how it worked in the comments under this post!

Hey, do you have any great football-worthy recipes? Send them to us on our Facebook or send me an email @ natalya.lainhart@kayutv.com

Prep Time: 15 mins ~ Cook Time: 30 mins ~ Total Time: 45 mins

Ingredients
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • 6 strips bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1+ clove garlic, chopped
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup mozzarella, shredded
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon ketchup
Instructions
  1. Cook the ground beef in a pan over medium heat, set it aside and drain the grease from the pan. Cook the bacon in the pan until crispy, about 6-10 minutes, set aside and drain all but a tablespoon of the grease.
  2. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minute. Mix the ground beef, bacon, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, mozzarella, cheddar, worcestershire sauce and ketchup and pour it into a baking dish. *it can be set aside at this point in the refrigerator with a lid on it – to cook a chilled dish, either take out to bring to room temperature or put baking dish in the oven while the oven pre-heats
  3. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until the top starts turning a light golden brown and then sides are bubbling, about 20-30 minutes. You could top with some lettuce and tomatoes. Serve with slices of bread, pita chips, celery, or lettuce – whatever you would like for dipping.

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