Cheesy Jalapeño Pull Bread

Rustic loaf bread, cross hatched and stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese, pickled jalapeños and green onions, baked until all melty. Yum!

  • 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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Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. Leana

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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:)

  9. 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

  10. Leanna

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

  11. 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

  12. Amy

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

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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!!

  16. 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

  17. Ceri

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.