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Mushroom (Bacon) Pull Apart Bread

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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!

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.

Plus,you’ll want to have this information about How to Cook Bacon on a Rack in the Oven!

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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Mushroom (Bacon) Pull Apart Bread

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Serving suggestions for Mushroom (Bacon) Pull Apart Bread

Serve as an appetizer or for a bread course at your next dinner party. Goes great with Jerk Chicken! or Hangry Hamburgers 

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Mushroom (Bacon) Pull Apart Bread

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Mushroom (Bacon) Pull Apart Bread in a white dish with button mushrooms sprinkled around

Mushroom (Bacon) Pull Apart Bread

This delicious and easy pull apart bread will delight your friends and family with cheese pulls and mushrooms!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mushroom pull apart bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 280kcal


  • 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!


Nutrition Facts
Mushroom (Bacon) Pull Apart Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Recipe Rating

Teena Laroue

Sunday 28th of August 2022

I just saw this recipe. I can’t wait to try it, it sounds amazing. I will definitely let you know how it goes

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 30th of August 2022


Adriana Gutierrez

Wednesday 5th of June 2019

Might it be simpler to mix all the filling ingredients together? Is the layering really necessary?

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 5th of June 2019

Hi Adriana, It isn't necessary for the taste, but it does look prettier when layered and the cheese helps hold everything on the bread when layered on the top.


Friday 2nd of February 2018

Are you kidding me - that looks delicious!

Tracey S

Monday 15th of June 2015

When do you add the mushrooms and garlic? Am I just reading the recipe when I'm too tired and I'm not seeing when/where to add the mushrooms?

Wendi Spraker

Monday 15th of June 2015

In step 4 when adding the other ingredients, add the mushrooms and garlic as well. Good catch! I'll be changing this on the recipe as soon as I am back at my desk top computer. Thank you!!!

Alexis @ Upside Down Pear

Saturday 28th of March 2015

These are so pretty and I love how gooey the cheese looks. I say forget the steak and just have this for dinner ;) I'll definitely have to try this sometime!

Saturday 28th of March 2015

Thanks Alexis!


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