Jalapeño Popper Pull Apart Bread

Jalapeño Poppers are one of my favorite go-to appetizers! I love the heat and cream cheese combo! It is the perfect balance of flavors.

This pull apart bread could not be any easier to make and is a crowd favorite! People just pull off pieces as they want them! Each piece of bread is coated with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon and jalapeños- does it get any better?!

If you need a quick and easy appetizer to whip up for game day or your next gathering, give this one a try! Your guests will be so happy you did!

Jalapeño Popper Pull Apart Bread... this appetizer is SO easy and SO delicious! The perfect kick of heat and cheese in each and every bite!

Jalapeño Popper Pull Apart Bread
  • 10 inch round loaf of french bread or sour dough
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 20 square slices of sharp cheddar cheese cut into thirds, may need more depending on how many slices of bread you have
  • 1 (4 oz) can jalapeños
  • ¾ cup bacon
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Slice bread to make ½ to 1-inch sections slicing almost all the way to the bottom of the loaf. Be careful not to cut too far or to cut through. I used a serrated knife and cut on inch slices all the way down the width way of the loaf. Then I used my kitchen sheers to snip the ½ to 1-inch sections on each row, just to avoid any of them tearing off. Set aside.
  3. In a microwave safe dish, soften cream cheese in 30 second increments, stirring in-between each increment for about a minute and a half until cream cheese is soft and melty.
  4. Stir in Jalapeños and bacon to the cream cheese.
  5. Part bread sections at a time and smear cream cheese mixture into the groves of bread slices. Make sure to lather it up on each pull apart side as best as you can.
  6. Place in a small slice of the cheddar cheese evenly throughout the grooves.
  7. Wrap bread tightly with foil and place on a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes. Uncover, then return to oven for 5-7 minutes until cheese is melty.


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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I can only imagine how easy this bread is to pop! They don't call it popper for nothing, right! All that flavor from the cheese & jalepenos...mmm! Pinned! :)

  2. Kitchen Nostalgia

    Great looking bread! And all that gooey cheese! Fantastic idea. And easy, too ;-)