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Crack Bread

I’ve seen this “recipe” so many times on Pinterest, I just had to give it a try. It is not elegant. It is not classy. You should not serve this to impress your husband’s boss. This is as far from diet food as you can possibly get. Not good for you at all. I could feel my arteries seizing up as I ate it. But I could not stop. Need bread? And cheese? Think all things are better with bacon? And butter? Yeah…I told you it wasn’t good for you. When you are ready to kick that New Year’s resolution to the curb, this is the thing to help you along.

I made this for a football watching evening and enjoyed pulling pieces off the hot loaf for most of the game. It was buttery, salty, melty goodness wrapped in warm bread. Yum.

Take a bread loaf and slice it across both directions. Be careful not to cut all the way to the bottom.

Put these ingredients into the cracks of the bread. I used shredded cheese because it is what I had and it worked fine. I do think the sliced would be better though as it would help the cheese stay on the upper part of the bread and not just sink to the middle/bottom.

After sprinkling the cheese and bacon. Melt the butter and add it to 1 T of the ranch dressing mix. Drizzle, cover and bake.

Try not to eat the entire loaf yourself.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls (aka: Crack Bread)
Courtesy of Plain Chicken

1 unsliced loaf of (round is preferable) sourdough bread
8-12 oz cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
3 oz  Real Bacon bits
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 Tbsp Ranch dressing mix

Using a sharp bread knife cut the bread going both directions. Do not cut through the bottom crust. Place slices of cheese in between cuts. Sprinkle bacon bits on bread, making sure to get in between cuts. Mix together butter and Ranch dressing mix. Pour over bread. Wrap in foil the entire loaf in foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Unwrap. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.


12 thoughts on “Crack Bread

  1. I do like bacon and butter! This recipe is great – I just thought I should have it for lunch tomorrow! I just have to buy some bacon or I`ll replace it with ham? Mmmh … maybe!

    Thank you for sharing!

  2. I made this last night but used the round Hawaiian bread instead of sourdough. And, I added grilled chicken to make it a chicken, bacon and ranch “crack bread”. Planning on trying a few other versions yoo….reuben, chicken cordon bleu, etc.

  3. I have made this using sourdough, butter, chopped green onions, and monterey jack cheese. It is definitely gonna be marked a favorite recipe! It even tastes good reheated the next day. Just wrap in foil and throw back in the oven. Oh my!!!

    1. Mine was eaten so quickly I didn’t have time to think about reheating leftovers! Good to know it keeps well though. 🙂

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