Cheesy Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Bread

Y’all are going to hate me for this.

You’ll never forgive me. You’ll shun me. You’ll kick me off the internet and call me names.

I don’t care, though. I deserve to be punished. I’ve been a bad girl.

You see, I made this bread. This crazy, outrageous, ridiculous bread stuffed with cheese and bacon and chives and one of those delicious little packets of ranch dressing mix and now I can’t stop eating it, talking about it, or dreaming about it.

I’m sorry. I can’t help myself.

In fact, let’s all just blame Jessica for this. She started it with her stupid Cheesy Puff bread. How dare she? Doesn’t she know how dangerous cheesy bread is? I just, you know, took the idea and added bacon and ranch. I really don’t think I should be held accountable for completely trashing your diets and ruining all other breads for you.

Trust me when I tell you that this bread is addicting. It’s entirely possible that I ate half of the loaf myself and then took to slapping hands anytime someone else came near it. There’s no video evidence or anything, though, so I admit to nothing.


Cheesy Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Bread

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Servings: 1 loaf
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy bread recipes
Calories: 2882 kcal

All my favorite flavors in this pull apart bread - bacon, ranch, and cheese!


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 packet dry ranch dressing or dip mix
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 1/3 cup milk whole or 2%
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 ounces freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese


  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a dough hook mix together 1 cup of the all-purpose flour and all of the whole wheat flour with the sugar, yeast, salt, chives, bacon, and ranch dressing.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, heat the milk and butter until the butter is melted. Set aside for 1 minute and then add the water to the milk/butter mixture. 

  3. Add the milk mixture to the flour and stir to combine. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until each is well combined. This will take a few minutes. 

  4. Add in the grated cheddar cheese and mix well. Add the remaining flour and knead until the flour is well incorporated. The dough will be quite sticky, but resist adding more flour.

  5. Transfer dough to an oiled bowl and let rise, covered, for one hour.

  6.  Punch down the dough. Lightly flour your workspace and roll the dough out into a large rectangle about 12 x 15 inches.

  7. Use a pizza cutter to slice the dough from top to bottom in 6 strips. Stack the strips on top of each other and then cut them all again into 6 squares.
  8. Butter and flour a 9x5 loaf pan. Layer the squares into the pan cut side down - the squares should be standing up, not laying down flat. It will appear as though your dough is too small for your pan, but when it rises it will fill it up. Cover the dough with a towel and let rise for one hour.
  9. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown. 

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2882 Calories from Fat 1107
% Daily Value*
Fat 123g189%
Saturated Fat 61g381%
Cholesterol 587mg196%
Sodium 5654mg246%
Potassium 1555mg44%
Carbohydrates 289g96%
Fiber 26g108%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 157g314%
Vitamin A 3165IU63%
Vitamin C 5.8mg7%
Calcium 1640mg164%
Iron 18.4mg102%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

adapted from How Sweet Eats