Easy Fiesta Party Loaf Recipe
I have a long-standing appreciation for Rhodes frozen dinner rolls and bread products. In fact, I have several recipes here on my website featuring their products. My most requested recipe Garlic-Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread gooey Praline-Pecan Monkey Bread and Pull-Apart Cinnamon-Sugar Bread Sticks remain among my top reader favorites. When Rhodes Bread Company invited me to Contribute a recipe to their website, I was delighted and this recipe for Fiesta Party Loaf was the result.
Pull-Apart Fiesta Party Loaf Recipe with Bacon and Cheese
Pull-apart bread is an absolute favorite of my family's on any day of the year. It's a must-make snack during football season, basketball season or on race day. The variations are endless and thanks to Rhodes frozen white bread dough, it comes together with ease. For a festive twist on Rhodes Party Loaf let's heat things up a little with pepper-jack cheese and cool buttermilk ranch dressing. You'll be amazed at the flavor punch you'll enjoy with such little effort and so few ingredients.
- Ingredients you'll nee to make homemade Fiesta Party Loaf: Frozen yeast roll dough i.e. Rhodes or similar, melted butter, cooked and crumbled bacon, dry Ranch salad dressing mix, pepper jack cheese and thinly sliced green onions. For the optional dip you'll need mayonnaise and sour cream plus reserved Ranch dressing mix.
- Kitchen gadgets you'll need: A Bundt pan for baking, bred knife, cutting board, skillet to cook the bacon, measuring cups and spoons and a small bowl.
- You can use any flavor or variety of cheese that you enjoy most for this recipe.
- You can also adapt using your favorite brand of frozen or homemade yeast bread. To see how to make your own dough checkout my recipe for Honey Yeast Rolls. You would be able to make two party loafs using this recipe.
- You could add chopped pickled jalapenos for added heat.
- Store leftovers Fiesta Party Loaf chilled in the refrigerator tightly wrapped in foil or plastic wrap. Reheat gently in single servings in the microwave.
More Easy Bread Recipes to Make
More bread recipes you may also like to make:
- Cheesy Garlic and Herb Loaf will be the perfect addition to your Italian foods menu.
- Turn one of those inexpensive loaves of bread a the grocery store bakery into this Pepper Jack Cheese Bread.
- Supreme Pizza Pull Apart Bread is a party favorite.
- Start your day with this slice and serve Baked Bacon Egg and Cheese Bread Boat.
- Sweet vanilla glazed Cinnamon Roll Bread is sure to become a family favorite.
- Pull Apart Cheesy Bread Wreath is picture perfect for your holiday table.
- Apple Pull Apart Bread from Julie's Eats and Treats.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Fiesta Party Loaf
- 1 frozen white bread loaf thawed (Rhodes or similar)
- 6 tablespoon butter melted
- 1 0.4 oz dry buttermilk ranch dressing mix divided
- 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 12 slices pepper-jack cheese
- 1 green onion thinly sliced
- Ingredients for the dip:
- ⅔ cup real mayonnaise
- ⅔ cup sour cream
- reserved dry buttermilk ranch dressing mix
- Thaw the bread overnight in the refrigerator. The bread dough should be thawed but still cold.
- Spray a Bundt pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- On a non-stick surface, roll the bread into a 20-22 inch long rope.
- Mix together the melted butter and 2 teaspoon dry buttermilk ranch dressing mix until the seasonings dissolve. Brush the seasoned butter on all sides of the bread dough.
- Shape the dough into a circle and fit into the Bundt pan, pinching the ends together. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a draft free place for around 2 hours or until doubled in size.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake for 22-25 minutes until lightly golden.
- Remove from the oven and cool. Use a bread knife to make cuts lengthwise across the bread. Be careful not to cut completely through to the bottom.
- Turn the loaf and repeat, cutting crosswise approximately 1 inch apart.
- Brush the interior, top and sides of the bread with the remaining seasoned butter. Sprinkle the bacon crumbles between the bread cuts, reserving some for the top.
- Cut or tear each slice of cheese into 4 pieces and tuck the cheese between each cut.
- Sprinkle the top with thinly sliced green onion and bacon.
- Place onto a parchment lined baking sheet and return to the oven.
- Bake at 350°F for 5-8 minutes until the cheese has melted. Serve hot with buttermilk ranch dip.
- To prepare the dip: Mix together ⅔ cup real mayonnaise, ⅔ cup sour cream and the reserved dry ranch buttermilk dressing mix. Mix well. Chill until serving.