Cheesy Jalapeño Pull Bread

Meandering along the Internet highway one day I happened upon several recipes for what looked like a hedgehog made of bread, stuffed with melted cheese and bacon. Brilliant! A lot like cheesy bread but more fun. I thought I would do my own version with jack and jalapeños.

Yum! It’s like a bread version of nachos. In the shape of a hedgehog. That you have to get your fingers messy with melted cheese to eat. Just the thing for a bunch of rowdies gathered to watch football, don’t you think? Speaking of which, we have several fine Superbowl recipes on the site if you are looking for ideas. And go Niners. (Yes, I know they’re not playing. There’s always next season.)

 

Cheesy Jalapeno Pull Apart Bread

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Cheesy Jalapeño Pull Bread Recipe

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8.

Ingredients

  • 1 rustic loaf of bread, unsliced, either Italian or French
  • 12 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup (less or more to taste) chopped pickled jalapeños
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions, including greens
  • 1/4 cup (4 Tbsp) butter, melted

Method

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1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Slice the bread almost all the way through (not all the way) in a cross hatch pattern, spacing an inch between the slices.

2 Place the shredded cheese in a large bowl. Toss with the green onions and jalapeños. Pour over with melted butter and use your clean hands to toss, to distribute the butter evenly through the cheese.

3 Place the bread on a large sheet of aluminum foil (large enough to wrap the bread) on a baking sheet. Stuff every crevasse with the cheese mixture. Wrap with the aluminum foil. At this point you can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to bake.

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4 Place in the oven for 15 minutes. Then uncover the foil from the bread and cook for 10 minutes more, until all of the cheese has melted.

Place on a serving board or plate to serve.

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60 Comments

  1. Beastie

    Never seen such a creative way of a hedgehog made from bread :) brilliant

  2. Tickled Red

    This would be scrumptious with my glass of Shiraz right about now :D Yummy!

  3. Alena

    Go Niners!!! I am a Richmond (CA) native and lifelong Niners fan. My dad wouldn’t have it any other way. :) This looks delicious and really fun. It would be great with a bowl of chili beans and rice.

  4. lynn @ the actor's diet

    i’ve been OBSESSED with pull apart bread lately. can’t decide if i want one sweet or savory!

  5. Kevin (Closet Cooking)

    That cheesy jalapeno bread looks so good!

  6. Tabitha (From Single to Married)

    I should make this bread for no other reason than because it looks really cool! :)

  7. jonathan

    *word*
    (this shoots a thousand holes through my attempt at a low-carb lifestyle ;^)

  8. Katrina

    I think I love you.

  9. Amanda @ Thinly Sliced Cucumber

    I love your description- “a hedgehog made of bread” Perfect! I have seen variations of this recipe all over Pinterest lately but have yet to make one. I think the Super Bowl is probably the perfect time to finally try it out and your recipe sounds like a winner.

  10. Chris

    WOW! Just, wow. That looks so yummy! Just imagining the different combinations….sigh…

  11. Shawna @ CheekyChic

    Wow! This looks amazing….and the amount of possibilities is endless! I have our Super Bowl menu planned already but this is totally going in the file for our next sports party.

  12. Debbie

    This sounds good. A bakery by my home makes one like this with spinach, artichoke and cheese. I bet you could do a cheddar, bacon with green onion. Or one like a French onion soup with caramelized onions, shredded beef and swiss. OH MY!

  13. Emma

    This is hilariously brilliant – I love it! :) Brings back memories of childhood parties with cheese & pineapple hedgehogs…

  14. Bev Weidner

    O.
    M.
    G.

  15. Amy

    I’ve seen a gazillion variations of this along the internet superhighway also, but yours is the first that actually makes me want to try it. Your recipes always make me hungry, Elise.

  16. Matt K

    that’s definitely getting tried this weekend :)

  17. Leana

    MMMMMMM…….. There are so many different ideas coming to mind. This would be delicious with garlic butter, pepperonies, and mozzarella!

  18. Jeno

    Oh, that’s just wonderful! I have a party to host next weekend and I’ll have to put this on the table as an appetizers. However, I’m in Barcelona and jalapeños unfortunately are unappreciated. I’m thinking jazzing it up Mediterranean style with shredded mozzarella, jamon serrano and herbs! Thanks for the great idea!

  19. Deanna

    That looks amazing! I’d heard mutterings of pull apart bread, but it took cheese and jalapenos for me to decide to make it happen.

  20. d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo

    This looks so easy and delicious! Would be great for the Superbowl!

  21. Patty

    Oooo, so yummy looking! I shudder to think how many Weight Watchers points plus that’s going to cost me, but not really sure I care! This just got added to Sunday’s menu-thanks, Elise!

  22. Krissy's Creations

    Whoa! I have never seen this before. Where have I been? I must make this immediately!

  23. beth

    “serves: 8″. ha! i’m thinking that looks like dinner for one. :)

  24. Stephanie@PlainChicken.com

    YUM – I love your spicy cheesy version! Can’t wait to try it.

    Thanks for linking up to my Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls!

  25. Geraldine Saucier

    I love this bread. It is so easy and looks so yummy. I can’t wait to try it. It is perfect for a Superbowl Party or just sitting around the table eating bread and talking. Thanks for the great post:)

  26. Anna @ the shady pine

    What a really handy idea for finger food. It looks really inviting with the bread being cut that way…like a flower.

  27. Lori @ In My Kitchen, In My Life

    This is going to be one of my contributions to our friends’ Superbowl party. Thank you.

  28. Janet

    Looks so good! Go Pats!

  29. Chau

    What a fun idea for appetizer! I’ll try it soon.

  30. Kathy - Panini Happy

    How fun is this! I can’t wait to make one of these cheesy hedgehogs. :-)

  31. Rita

    I love baking and I am always in search of new ideas. I was looking for party food recipes and I found your post. I will try this recipe using my Italian homemade bread. Thank you Rita

  32. Nicole, RD

    Husband was peeping at my computer screen, apparently. He just said, “What is that? It looks awesome!” :)

  33. Leanna

    Looks very yummy, and yes, go Niners! Hoping to be able to enjoy yummy Super Bowl munchies for a SF championship next year!

  34. Val from PA

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  35. Becki's Whole Life

    I have seen this bread with the MJ Cheese and Onions, but the jalapenos are the perfect addition – love it!

  36. virtuallyhomemade

    That is so cool! I am definitely making for the superbowl – my kids will love it!

  37. KariVery

    I’m making a stew and I think this will be just the thing to dip into all that delish stew broth! Yummmmm!

  38. Flower

    WOW, I am going to try this, but I’m going to use turkey peperoni cut into strips, green onions, and sun dried tomatoes with mozzarella cheese. It’s going to be pulled pizza bread for the Superbowl!

    Brilliant! ~Elise

  39. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

    Oh my… this looks so easy and tasty! When I saw the picture I thought it might be an elaborate recipe. Was pleasantly surprised to see a store bought loaf used. Thanks!

  40. Amy

    For an equally tasty alternative stuff crumbled sausage, olives and mozzarella. Dip in marinara sauce, for a “pizza” bread.

  41. Becky

    OMG.

  42. Courtney

    I saw this on Rachael Ray! I was so bummed too…my husband is on a no saturated fat diet to lower his cholesterol so…yeah. Looks delicious!

  43. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

    Wow! This looks so good!! I have to make this, I will make this!!! Yum!

  44. Sharon

    If I could eat bread and butter and cheese… I would love it. I love looking at it. Thank you for providing a blog where I can live vicariously.

  45. Donna Cummings

    Wow! This was fantastic! Wouldn’t change a thing.

  46. Anita

    I made this for Superbowl. There are only two of us, so, I used a mini round sourdough and halved the recipe. It is to simply die for!!

  47. Sharon

    i made this with provolone, green chiles and garlic for the super bowl – it disappeared very quickly. Make two! It’s nearly foolproof and you can make it with anything you want. Adding a fresh salsa and marinara sauce for dipping made it even more delicious

  48. Ceri

    Made this yesterday and it was loved by all. Easy to make, great presentation, and great taste = a winner! Thanks!

  49. Christine @ The Savoury Traveller

    A Pull apart bread recipe that technically does not require that I make bread? I LOVE you.

  50. Moski

    Just to let you know – this was a big hit on Superbowl Sunday!!

    The bottom of the loaf was left and I made bread crumbs with it which I used on top of my oven baken mac & cheese.

  51. sippitysup

    Bite. Crunch. Chew. Repeat. Bite. Crunch. Chew. Repeat. Bite. Crunch. Chew. Repeat. Bite. Crunch. Chew. Repeat. Bite. Crunch. Chew. Repeat. Bite. Crunch. Chew. Repeat. Bite. Crunch. Chew. Repeat. GREG

  52. Mary Gail

    This looks SO good! I’m not a huge fan of jalapenos… I’m going to substitute banana peppers instead. What do you think?

    Use whatever peppers you like! ~Elise

  53. Patritia

    That’s a great idea. We’re in the midst of planning our St. Patty’s day party. Cheesy Jalapeño Pull Bread has made the list! Thank you! Great site! Looking forward to revisiting.

  54. Foodiemom

    my goodness! It looks gorgeously yummy! This is perfect for my Jalapeno craving. Will have to make a milder version for the kids though.

  55. KALINKA LA CHTIMIE

    Une merveilleuse idée.

  56. Chris

    I am thinking of trying cream cheese and hot pepper jelly….I will let you know how it turns out. If all else fails I think I will try it with cinnamon sugar! Thanks for the ideas.

  57. Jean Denham

    What a fantastic idea you have here – who says there is nothing new under the sun?? This is certainly on my short list to do. Thanks. jean

  58. wietje

    Simply brilliant.

  59. Ben Richey

    My wife and I made this today and it is absolutely fantastic. We have so many jalapeños from our garden, and this is a great way to enjoy them. I am going to make this for our next party!

  60. Kathleen

    I have made this recipe before and I think a better way to spread the butter out perfectly is to freeze it, then grate it with the cheese. I am making it again on Thanksgiving in a few days. Thanks for the yummy recipe. :)

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