Picture this: warm, soft bread bites with a cheesy, bacon-y kick- the kind of appetizer that gets devoured by even the pickiest eaters at a party. Look no further because I’ve got the perfect recipe for you: Bacon Ranch Bread Bites!
These bread bites are made with simple ingredients that most of us already have in our pantry, and they’re incredibly easy to make. The best part? You can pull them apart and share with your friends and family.
I know that many of us love crispy bacon and creamy ranch dressing- who doesn’t? So why not combine these two delicious flavors into a snack that will satisfy all your cravings?
In this recipe, we’ll be making use of frozen bread dough, saving you time and effort in preparing the dough from scratch. In under an hour, including baking time, you’ll have a plate full of warm, tasty Bacon Ranch Bread Bites that you can enjoy any time of the day!
Whether you want to impress your guests at your next party or just want to indulge in a savory snack, Bacon Ranch Bread Bites are the way to go. So gather up your ingredients and hop on board because this recipe guarantees satisfaction every single time!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
In a world where we’re constantly on-the-go, it’s important to have quick and easy recipes that still pack in flavor. That’s why I’m excited to share my Bacon Ranch Bread Bites recipe with you. Trust me when I say that you won’t just like these bites – you’ll absolutely love them.
I mean, what’s not to love about the combination of crispy bacon, melty mozzarella cheese, and tangy ranch dressing mix? The flavors are so savory and delicious that they’ll have your taste buds exploding with joy. Plus, the soft and chewy texture of the bread will make you want to savor every bite.
But here’s the best part: you don’t need to be a professional baker or chef to make this recipe. Even if you’re intimidated by the idea of baking, you can still create these amazing Bacon Ranch Bread Bites in no time. All it takes is some frozen bread dough, bacon bits, ranch dressing mix, shredded mozzarella cheese, and a little bit of olive oil.
So why will you love this recipe? Because it’s a mouth-watering combination of all your favorite flavors, plus it’s incredibly easy to make. You can serve them as an appetizer or a snack for any occasion – from game night with friends to afternoon tea with grandma. These bites bring people together.
If you’ve been searching for a new recipe to try out, look no further – this one is sure to impress. And who knows? With just one bite of these Bacon Ranch Bread Bites, your friends might start calling you a culinary genius. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and give this recipe a try – I guarantee it will quickly become a new favorite in your household.
Here is a complete list of ingredients you will need to prepare this delicious bacon ranch bread bites recipe:
For the bread:
- 1 loaf of frozen bread dough, thawed (2 lbs)
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
For the bacon ranch mix:
- 1 package ranch dressing mix
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 12 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons ranch salad dressing
- 3/4 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
Note: You can find ranch salad dressing mix in most grocery stores next to the salad dressing section. It usually comes in a small packet. Also, make sure that the frozen bread dough you are using is not pre-risen.
The Recipe How-To
Now that we’ve covered the ingredient list, let’s jump into the recipe section! These Bacon Ranch Bread Bites are easy and fun to make. You’ll be impressed with your ability to create such a delicious and impressive appetizer!
Step 1: Preheat oven and prepare bread dough
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Take the thawed bread dough (2 loaves total) out of its packaging and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes. Next, lay the dough out on a flat surface, sprinkle some flour and roll it out into a rectangle shape.
Step 2: Add Sweet and Savory toppings
In a small mixing bowl, mix together one packet of ranch salad dressing mix with 1 cup of olive oil. Once mixed, pour evenly over the two flattened dough pieces. Next, sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over each piece of dough. Finally, take 12 bacon strips (precooked or not) and crumble them over both flattened pieces of bread making sure bacon bits are evenly spread.
Step 3: Cut Dough into Bite-sized Pieces
Once you’ve added all the ingredients to each piece of flattened bread, go ahead and cut the bread into small bite-sized pieces utilizing a sharp knife or pizza cutter. Don’t worry if they aren’t perfectly uniform in size – that’s part of the fun!
Step 4: Bake Bread Bites
Spread butter over a baking dish and place your bite-sized pieces inside. Cook in preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until your bread bites are nice and golden brown on top.
Our tasty Bacon Ranch Bread Bites recipe turns any dinner into a party! If you’re looking for something easy to make that is perfect for any gathering these bread bites are definitely worth a try!
Substitutions and Variations
As with any recipe, there are always ways to make it your own. Here are a few substitutions and variations that you can try with the Bacon Ranch Bread Bites Recipe:
– Instead of using mozzarella cheese, try using cheddar cheese or Swiss cheese. These will add a different flavor profile to your bites and you might just find a new favorite!
– If you don’t have frozen bread dough available, don’t worry! You can easily make your own dough from scratch or even use pre-made biscuit dough.
– For a spicier version, mix some bacon bits with ranch seasoning and red pepper flakes before adding it to the bread bites mixture.
– If you want to make these bites into mini cheese balls, simply shape the cheese mixture into small balls and place them on top of the bread before baking.
– For a different take on this recipe, try making bacon-wrapped bread bites. Wrap a strip of bacon around each piece of bread before adding the cheese mixture, and bake as usual.
– You can also add some parmesan cheese or garlic powder to the butter mixture for some added flavor.
Whether you decide to stick to the original recipe or experiment with some of these substitutions and variations, these bites will surely be a hit at any gathering.
Serving and Pairing
The bacon ranch bread bites are perfect for serving as an appetizer or snack. The pull-apart bread bites are cheesy, bacon-filled, and have a tangy hint of ranch flavoriness. When you pop one of these savory snacks in your mouth, you’ll be amazed at the flavor explosion that will take place.
I suggest serving these bread bites with a side salad, as it creates a perfect balance of flavors. A simple ranch salad with crisp lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes would do justice to this appetizer. You can also serve it alongside a bowl of soup or even chili to make it a complete meal.
If you’re planning on serving this dish as an appetizer for a party or get-together, you can make mini versions of the cheese ball using the same ingredients. Simply scoop out small portions from the loaf and create small balls that can be served on skewers.
For those looking for an extra kick of flavor, I recommend serving these bites with hot sauce or spicy ranch dressing. The heat from the dressing pairs well with the cheesiness of the bread and brings out all the flavors even more.
These bacon ranch bread bites make the perfect appetizer for any occasion. They are incredibly easy to make and even easier to enjoy. So why wait? Get creative with your pairings and serve these delicious cheesy bites at your next event!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
One of the most significant perks of this delicious Bacon Ranch Bread Bites recipe is that it can be made in advance, making mealtime a breeze. Once you’ve prepared your bread bites, you can store them in an airtight container or resealable bag in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
To reheat, simply preheat your oven to 350°F and place your bread bites on a baking sheet, then bake for 10-12 minutes until heated through. They will come out hot and fresh, with all of the delicious flavors and cheesy goodness that make them so irresistible.
If you want to make these ahead of time for a party or get-together, they can also be frozen for later use. Just wrap tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze for up to two months. When ready to serve, simply thaw at room temperature and reheat as directed above.
Although I must admit, they are so scrumptious that it’s rare there are any leftovers. But if there are, these bread bites can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer and reheated in minutes for a quick snack or appetizer at any time.
Tips for Perfect Results
Bacon Ranch Bread Bites Recipe is an easy and delicious appetizer you can make for any gathering. However, obtaining the perfect result can be tricky at times. Here are a few tips to help you achieve excellent results every time.
Firstly, when making the bread bites dough, ensure that it is properly thawed before starting. This means leaving it in the refrigerator overnight or placing it in a warm place for about an hour. If you try to rush the process by microwaving or putting it in hot water, you risk ruining the texture of the dough.
Secondly, use a high-quality shredded mozzarella cheese that will melt evenly and contribute to the gooey texture of the bread. Kraft shredded mozzarella cheese is a great option and should be included on your grocery list.
Also, ensure that you have all of the ingredients required to make this recipe before getting started. Going without an ingredient might lead you to substitute or skip a step, which may produce unfavorable results.
Next, cut your bread into bite-sized pieces before mixing with dressing and cheese to ensure an even distribution of flavor. Cut deeper than you think you should – about 1 inch deep – but avoid cutting all the way through so that the bread stays whole.
Lastly, serve Bacon Ranch Bread Bites hot out of the oven as it tastes its best when fresh from baking. However, if there are any leftovers or you’d like to make them ahead, bake them until golden brown and reheat them in the oven at 350°F until crispy again.
With these tips and tricks up your sleeve, making Bacon Ranch Bread Bites should be a walk in the park!
so, there you have it – a delicious recipe for bacon ranch bread bites that is bound to satisfy your cravings for something savory and cheesy. Not only is this recipe easy and convenient thanks to the use of frozen bread dough and premade dressing mix, but it is also versatile – allowing for endless variations and substitutions.
So why not give this recipe a try? Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, these cheesy pull apart bites are sure to delight your taste buds and impress your guests. And with just a few simple tweaks, you can customize them to suit your preferences and dietary requirements.
So go ahead and get creative with this recipe! Switch up the cheese or try different types of bread; experiment with different flavors of dressing mix, or add in some extra spices for a little kick. The possibilities are endless!
At the end of the day, this bacon ranch bread bites recipe offers everything you could want in an appetizer – crispy bacon bits, melty cheese, and a flavorful ranch dressing that ties it all together. So what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and start cooking up these delicious bites today!
Bacon Ranch Bread Bites Recipe
- 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 package ranch dressing mix
- 1 package bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces, cooked but not crisp
- Roll bread dough into 1/2-inch thick rectangle. Brush top of dough with oil.
- Cut dough with sharp knife into 1*1 inch pieces. Toss bread pieces, cheese, salad dressing mix and bacon in large bowl.
- Place on ungreased cookie sheet, shape into oval loaf. Let rise until double in size.
- Bake at 350 until golden brown.
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