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!

Cheesy Jalapeño Pull Bread
Elise Bauer

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 friends gathered to watch football, don't you think?

Cheesy Jalapeño Pull Bread
Elise Bauer

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 Jalapeño Pull Bread

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 rustic loaf bread, unsliced, either Italian or French

  • 12 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1/4 cup (less or more to taste) chopped pickled jalapenos

  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions, including greens

  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven:

    Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. Slice bread in cross hatch pattern:

    Slice the bread almost all the way through (not all the way) in a cross hatch pattern, spacing an inch between the slices.

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  3. Make cheese mixture:

    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.

  4. Stuff bread with cheese mixture:

    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.

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    Wrap with the aluminum foil. At this point you can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to bake.

  5. Bake:

    Bake in a 350°F oven for 15 minutes. Then uncover the foil from the bread and cook for 10 minutes more, until all of the cheese has melted.

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    Place on a serving board or plate to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
462 Calories
22g Fat
47g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 462
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 826mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 458mg 35%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 171mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.