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Today I have something VERY exciting and YUMMY for you! Yes, I do!! I have seen deliciously cheesy pull apart breads on Pintrest and Food Porn sites in the past months and they always look SO DELICIOUS! I decided that I wanted to make my own version that is reminiscent of a pull apart monkey bread that my mother used to make when we had overnight company when I was a child. Mushroom (Bacon) Pull Apart Bread!
WOW! WOW! We loved this Mushroom (Bacon) Pull Apart Bread at my house! I know you will too! We enjoyed this as the appetizer and bread with a home grilled steak dinner last night and it was PERFECT with that. I am going to take some to my book club meeting today – and I know it will go over good there as well.
The good news is that you can make this a completely Vegetarian Dish by leaving out the Bacon – or for your meat loving friends – the Bacon adds a little zippy smoky flavor that is nice too.
This would also be perfect to take to a party or for when guests are coming over for dinner and need a little something to munch before dinner is ready.
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Southwest Salad – it is OH SO GOOD!
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Serving suggestions for Mushroom (Bacon) Pull Apart Bread
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- 1 package of Frozen Yeast Rolls - the kind that must rise before you bake them - not the frozen oven ready type.
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 2 ½ Cups mushrooms – thinly sliced button, cremini, baby bella
- 2 cloves garlic - minced
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 Cup Butter – melted – plus more solid butter for greasing the dish
- 4 strips bacon – cooked crispy optional and crumbled
- 2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese – Shredded
- 2 Tbs Chives – chopped
- 1 tsp dried Thyme
- ¼ Parmesan cheese – freshly grated
- Fresh cracked pepper and kosher for garnish
- Lay the yeast rolls out on the counter until they become soft and are completely thawed (about an hour or two). In the meantime, heavily grease a 9x9 casserole dish with butter.
- In a skillet over medium heat – heat the olive oil. When hot, sauté the mushrooms until soft. Add the garlic for the last 2 minutes. Salt the mushrooms to taste.
- Once the yeast rolls are thawed, cut each one in half with a knife and make a layer of these half yeast rolls in the bottom of your casserole dish. Using a pastry brush, brush with melted butter.
- Sprinkle the yeast rolls with half of the crumbled bacon, half of the mozzarella Cheese, half of the chives, half of the mushroom/garlic mix and half of the thyme. Add the remainder of the yeast rolls to the top of this mixture and repeat. Top with the parmesan cheese.
- Set the rolls aside to rise until doubled – about an hour-2 hours.
- When doubled, preheat the oven to 375 and then bake for 12-15 minutes. (Place a sheet pan beneath these while they bake in case that any fall over the edges).
- Gently remove from the oven and serve once cooled slightly – use care as these will deflate easily. Garnish with fresh cracked pepper and kosher salt.
If mushrooms aren't your thing, you can leave them out and this bread is still very good!