These sophisticated, yet easy individual savory, cheesy party pull aparts with bacon, jalapeno, buttery ranch and monterey jack cheese make a great game day snack! Served with warm artichoke pizza dip.
Heat oven to 350°F. Place 4 large squares of aluminum foil (shiny side up) on cookie sheets and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray
Place bun in centre of foil. Cut buns, using serrated bread knife, in grid pattern, about 4 rows each way ( lengthwise and widthwise), spacing about ½ -inch between rows. Do not cut all the way through bottom crust. Set aside.
Finely chop jalapenos and bacon bits and mix together. Spoon mixture in between slices in bun- try to get a little into all the spaces.
Slice each cheese slice into 4-6 strips and put into sliced rows. Again, try to get small pieces into all the spaces where the bread is cut.
Combine melted butter and dry ranch dressing in bowl.
Drizzle butter/ranch mixture over buns, dividing between all 4 buns
Pull foil up meeting the ends at the top and sealing as much as possible - try to avoid pressing against the bun.
Bake for 12 minutes, then unwrap and return to oven for an additional 3-5 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and the bun is a light golden brown. Serve with warm Artichoke & Cilantro Pizza dip.
Warm Artichoke & Cilantro Pizza Dipping sauce:
Heat oven to 350°F.
Mix all of the dip ingredients together and spoon into a shallow ovenproof dish or 9 inch pie plate
Bake 20 minutes until hot and bubbly.
Garnish with springs of cilantro and serve immediately in individual sauce bowls.
Tear off pieces of the mini party pull-aparts and dip into the sauce. Enjoy!
Mini Party Pull-Aparts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 501Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Vitamin A 1245IU25%
Vitamin C 4.3mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.