Easy Appetizers: Bacon Ranch Blooming Bread

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Blooming bread or pull-apart bread?  It doesn’t matter what you call it.  It’s hands-down one of the best easy appetizers you could make!   What’s not to love about bread soaked in butter and stuffed with oozing cheese and ranch seasoning and topped with crispy bacon and then baked to crispy, melty perfection? Also try my No Knead Easy Dinner Rolls for a quick side.

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Bacon Ranch Blooming Bread Blooming bread or pull-apart bread? It doesn’t matter what you call it. It’s hands-down one of the best easy appetizers you could make! Course: Appetizers and Dips Cuisine: American Keyword: appetizer, easy recipe Prep Time: 15m Cook Time: 25m Total Time: 40m Servings (change # to adjust recipe measurements): 6 Author: Christina Hitchcock – 1 unsliced loaf of round sourdough or country bread – 12 oz cheddar cheese thinly sliced – 3 oz bag Real Bacon bits – 1/2 cup butter melted – 1 Tbsp dry Ranch dressing seasoning 1) Using a sharp bread knife, cut the bread on the diagonal in one-inch sections – making sure you don’t go all the way through the bread. 2) Repeat this step going in the opposite diagonal direction so that you have cross hatches. 3) Place cheddar cheese in between the slices. 4) Sprinkle bacon bits on bread, making sure to get in between the slices. 5) Mix together butter and ranch dressing seasoning. Pour over bread. 6) Wrap the entire loaf  of bread in foil and place on a baking sheet. 7) Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. 8) Unwrap. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. calories 589 carbohydrates 44 protein 23 fat 35 saturated_fat 22 cholesterol 100 sodium 1061 potassium 152 fiber 1 sugar 2 vitamin_a 20.8 vitamin_c 0.2 calcium 44.7 iron 17.4  

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