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Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Garlic Bread

Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Garlic Bread combines two classic appetizers for a fun and unique dish! Garlic bread meets jalapeno poppers in this easy recipe.

jalapeno popper pull apart garlic bread in a wood board with parchment paper

Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Garlic Bread Recipe

If you love garlic bread and jalapeno poppers you are in the right place! This pull apart garlic bread is packed with spicy jalapenos, crispy bacon, garlic and lots of ooey-gooey cheese.

Garlic bread is a go to appetizer or side for game nights, holidays and family dinners! This is a levelled up garlic bread that is a fan favorite.

What is Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Garlic Bread?

Pull apart garlic bread is made by slicing a loaf of bread partway through to create small sections of bread that are meant to be torn apart. You can cut off a section of the bread and then pull pieces apart. The bread is brushed with garlic butter and stuffed with cheese.

This jalapeno popper pull apart garlic bread features all the great flavors of jalapeno poppers. A cream cheese based spread is made with jalapenos, garlic, green onions, parmesan cheese, mozzarella and cheddar. This cheese mixture is stuffed into the slices of bread to create a melty garlic bread.

The bread is baked until all the cheese is melted and the bread is lightly toasted. This is a fun twist on garlic bread that you are sure to love!

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What is in Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Garlic Bread?

bowls with bread, green onion, garlic butter, cheese, cream cheese, jalapeno and parmesan to make pull apart garlic bread
  • Bread – I like to use a large crusty loaf of bread. You can use smaller loafs to make individual sized appetizers or you can even use a baguette.
  • Garlic Butter – for a quicker recipe you can melt store bought garlic butter but making it at home is so easy. It’s just melted butter mixed with minced garlic and parsley. For me, the more garlic the better so I like making my own garlic butter and adding a little extra garlic!
  • Jalapeno – the star of every jalapeno popper! Don’t worry about the spice level of the peppers, once the seeds are removed they are a mild pepper.
  • Bacon – everything is better with bacon. This garlic bread is packed with bacon for a salty crunch!
  • Cream Cheese – cream cheese is spread between the cuts in the bread. When the bread is baked the cream cheese does not fully melt. Instead it creates a creamy texture.
  • Shredded Cheese – I like to use a mix of mozzarella and cheddar cheese with the cream cheese. This adds an extra layer of flavor and also makes the bread ooey-gooey!
  • Parmesan – for an added pop of flavor I like to add parmesan cheese to the cheese mixture too.

How to Make Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Garlic Bread

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slicing a loaf of bread to make pull apart jalapeno popper garlic bread

1 Cut the bacon into bite sized pieces. Pan fry on medium heat for about 5-8 minutes or until cooked through. Drain on a paper towel lined plate.

2 Preheat oven to 350°F.

3 Carefully use a knife to cut a grid into the top of the bread (3/4 of the way through the bread). Be careful not to cut through the bottom of the bread.

4 In a small bowl, combine the diced jalapenos, cream cheese, ¾ cup of cheddar cheese, ¾ cup of mozzarella cheese, green onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix until thoroughly combined.

stuffing jalapeno popper mix and bacon into a loaf of bread

5 Use a knife or spoon to spread the cheese mixture into the cut sections of the bread. Place pieces of bacon in the cut sections of the bread.

6 Brush the loaf of bread with garlic butter and loosely cover with foil. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

7 Remove from oven and remove the foil. Top with the remaining cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Bake uncovered until cheese melts, approximately 5 minutes.

8 Optional: garnish with more green onions and/or jalapenos. Enjoy!

jalapeno popper pull apart garlic bread in a wood board with parchment paper

Tips for the Best Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Garlic Bread

  • Cheese Mixture – be sure to use cream cheese that is at room temperature or it will be hard to mix and spread. You can leave the cream cheese out on the counter while you prepare the rest of the ingredients for the recipe. Or microwave the 1/2 brick of cream cheese for 15 seconds to soften it up a bit.
  • Spice Level – jalapenos are a mild pepper once you remove the seeds. Instead of jalapenos you can also use green bell peppers for a similar flavor without any spice. If you want an extra jalapeno flavor instead of mozzarella cheese you can use a jalapeno Monterrey Jack, spicy Havarti cheese or pimento cheese!
jalapeno popper pull apart garlic bread in a wood board with parchment paper

FAQs Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Garlic Bread

How to reheat Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Garlic Bread?

Cover with foil and bake in the oven at 350°F for 5 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 2-3 minutes or until warmed through.

How to store Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Garlic Bread?

Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can I make Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Garlic Bread ahead?

Yes! This is a perfect make ahead appetizer. Follow the recipe but do not bake the bread. Store covered in the fridge and just before serving follow the baking instructions.

Can I freeze Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Garlic Bread?

Yes! This recipe is freezer friendly. Transfer the baked garlic bread to a freezer safe container, Ziploc bag or wrap in foil and freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat thaw in the fridge overnight and bake covered at 350°F for 5 minutes, uncover for another 2-3 minutes. Or bake from frozen covered at 350°F for 15 minutes, uncover for 2-3 minutes.

Vegetarian Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Garlic Bread

For a vegetarian recipe omit the bacon or swap for a vegan bacon substitute.

Gluten Free Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Garlic Bread

For a gluten free recipe follow the recipe as normal but use a gluten free loaf of bread.

pulling apart jalapeno popper garlic bread

Enjoy!

– Sab

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jalapeno popper pull apart garlic bread in a wood board with parchment paper

Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Garlic Bread

Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Garlic Bread combines two classic appetizers for a fun and unique dish! Garlic bread meets jalapeno poppers in this easy recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 503 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 large loaf crusty bread
  • 2 medium jalapeño peppers, diced, seeds removed
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened at room temperature, 1/2 brick
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, or any other white cheese of choice, shredded
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Garlic Butter

  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp parsley, dried

Instructions
 

  • Cut the bacon into bite sized pieces. Pan fry on medium heat for about 5-8 minutes or until cooked through. Drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Carefully use a knife to cut a grid into the top of the bread (3/4 of the way through the bread). Be careful not to cut through the bottom of the bread.
  • In a small bowl, combine the diced jalapenos, cream cheese, ¾ cup of cheddar cheese, ¾ cup of mozzarella cheese, green onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Use a knife or spoon to spread the cheese mixture into the cut sections of the bread. Place pieces of bacon in the cut sections of the bread.
  • Brush the loaf of bread with garlic butter and loosely cover with foil. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and remove the foil. Top with the remaining cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Bake uncovered until cheese melts, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Optional: garnish with more green onions and/or jalapenos. Enjoy!
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NUTRITION

Calories: 503kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 18gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 1090mgPotassium: 198mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 921IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 299mgIron: 2mg
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