Thursday, July 19, 2018

Cheesy Bacon Ranch Bread

I gathered together all my ingredients and no recipe in order to make this special bread on vacation that I had seen on pinterest.  I had the idea when I got the bread on sale and with a coupon so I froze a few loaves but funny thing is that I didn't have a recipe but I figured that I would make it up when it was time.

I found a recipe online and it was all of the things that I had so I started the process.  First step is cutting the bread in both directions.  It is really easy with a good knife so I brought my bread knife from home with me on vacation.  You have to go through the bread but not all the way to the bottom.

I started with the grated cheese in each section which I opened with fingers.  The bagged cheese made it really easy to dump it in and push it down into the cracks.  After doing it one direction, the other side is super easy.

Then I added the bacon bits into the cracks which opened the bread even more then before.

I melted a stick of butter in the microwave and then mixed in the ranch seasoning.  The ranch is about half of the package so if you get a package you can make two loaves.

I poured the butter on top of the bread and baked but I only had a little bit of little aluminum foil so it was a little complicated to cover well.  It got a little more brown on the edges but it was soft an amazing inside.

We really enjoyed it and made it the next night too when my mom found a round sourdough bread at the farmers market while we were on vacation.  I might have mastered it but now out of bacon so made two more without it and they weren't nearly as tasty but still yummy!!  It might be the new family favorite recipe!!!

Cheesy Bacon Ranch Bread

  • 1 round loaf of sourdough bread or similar
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 tbsp dry ranch dressing mix
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Using a sharp bread knife, cut the bread going in both directions but don't cut all the way through the bottom.
  3. Place shredded cheese in between the slices in the bread and pack it in here.
  4. Add in bacon to taste.
  5. Put the bread in a container with sides like a square or round baking dish
  6. Melt stick of butter in microwave and add 1 tbsp dry ranch mix. Mix until combined and pour the butter mixture over top of the bread.
  7. Cover the container in aluminum foil to seal.
  8. Bake at 350F degrees for 15 minutes.
  9. Unwrap from the foil and bake for another 10 minutes (or until the cheese is melted and the top is browned). Eat immediately and enjoy!!!


  1. Alison, this sounds and looks delish! I was just telling Greg about it. We're going to have to try it soon! thanks for posting the recipe.

    1. It is really amazing!! There is a buffalo chicken one too which I saw and have never tried that I know that my husband will love but I just went out and bought more bacon to make this with my last sourdough loaf in the freezer!!! I think that we are going to have it this weekend!! YUM!!! That will be the fifth loaf made in just two weeks!! It is addictive!!


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