Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Poppin' Bacon Bread

I had mentioned the other day that I made an appetizer along with dessert for our girls movie night at my friend Casey's. Cathy at Noble Pig had a recipe from her contest for bacon pull apart bread, but it had peppers in it I think. I love the flavor of peppers, but not so much like to eat chunks of them. I found an old recipe that I had cut out of a Taste of Home magazine many years ago, and it made bacon bread with bread dough and ranch dressing. I pulled some parts out of each and came up with Poppin' Bacon Bread.

Poppin' Bacon Bread

1/2 pound bacon, cooked, cooled and chopped
2 cans Grands biscuits (I had the store brand on hand)
1/2 stick of butter, melted
2 TBSP dry ranch dressing mix
1 cup shredded cheddar (not shown)

mmmmm, bacon

Grease a 2 quart casserole dish. Open both cans of biscuits. Cut each biscuit into four pieces. Layer the biscuit pieces in the bottom of the dish, sprinkle with bacon pieces. Mix the dressing mix into the butter and stir well. Pour a little of the butter over the bread, then toss about a third of a cup of cheese over the top. Repeat layers until all ingredients are used. Cover top of dish with foil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes, removing foil the last 10.

My friends loved it and so did the Dude. My first attempt was good, however I did learn a few things. I only cooked my dish for 30 minutes uncovered. It got all golden and crispy on top, but once we ate the top layer, it was doughy in the middle. We popped it back in the oven and all was fine, but I would definitely do the foil and bake it longer. It may be that my dish was small in circumference, but pretty deep.

Oh, how do you know that you drive an old person kind of car? When the 80 year old 'cart boy' at the grocery store says "sweet ride!"

A) How does the 80 year old man even know "sweet ride"

B) Why does the 80 year old man have to push carts at his age, for goodness sake?

Thanks for flirting dude, but I'm married and I'm not giving up the Caddy~


Spryte said...


Penzey's has Freeze Dried Bell Peppers that I buy for my mom all the time. She loves peppers, but my husband, who only likes flavor, likes them in stuff!

Sara said...

That looks amazing! I don't think you can ever go wrong with bacon and cheese bread :)

Cate said...

Looks delicious - bacon makes everything better!

Katherine Aucoin said...

OMG, that's all I can think to write. I am drooling and can't wait to make this. You are a rock star!

Bob said...

That looks wicked good. I mean, seriously. Bacon biscuit-bread? I'm all over that.

noble pig said...

Yeah, you have to cover it to cook the bottom. Sounds like it was good though.

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Wandering Coyote said...

Wow, that recipe looks awesome!

Thanks for your comment over on my blog. I wish those sandwiches were mailable!

Debbie said...

Bacon bread - that looks sooo good!! I love Taste of Home magazines and books. Found many great recipes in them.

Grace said...

well, there's bacon involved, so i know you have something good on your hands here. and hey--there's butter and cheese, too! win win win. :)

Heather said...

holy crap! bacon and carbs together?! i think i am in love. this sounds (and looks) delicious and amazing!

Donna-FFW said...

You can never evergo worng with bacon. I love how this looks. I will have to make it for my next get together!