Bloomin’ Pretzel Cheese Bread recipe with butter, garlic, cheese, oregano and mini pepperoni. Make cheesy pull apart bread as a side dish or party appetizer!
With all the bloomin’ recipes I’ve shared, I’ve been neglecting one important category…pull-apart cheese bread a.k.a crack bread. This amazing side dish has all the good stuff in it: bread, butter, garlic, cheese and pepperoni.
What else could a person ask for except maybe some bacon on top? And I decided to go the individual route so each person gets their own Bloomin’ Pretzel Cheese Bread and doesn’t have to share with their neighbor!
I’ve seen countless versions of this kind of bread, but the first recipe I ever saw was this one for Bloomin’ Onion Bread. I tried making an alfredo version about a year ago but failed miserably.
The resulting bread was soggy and salty. I decided to give it another try and this time I used pretzel bread and instead of alfredo, I went with garlic, cheese, and pepperoni.
How To Make Bloomin’ Pretzel Cheese Bread
Step One: Cut the Bread
Start by making four diagonal cuts in the pretzel buns without going all the way through. Then, make four more cuts in the opposite direction.
The goal is to make lots of cracks and crevices for all the good stuff to hide!
Step Two: Garlic Butter
Spread the bread apart where you cut it and pour the melted garlic butter in. There is one tablespoon of melted garlic butter for each pretzel bun.
Step Three: Cheese and Pepperoni
Then, fill the cuts with shredded mozzarella cheese and mini pepperoni.
Step Four: Wrap and Bake
Wrap each cheese stuffed pretzel bun in foil, place them on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
Step Five: Brown
Unwrap from the cheesy garlic bread from the foil and place it directly on the baking sheet. Bake for an additional five minutes to crisp it up the outside a bit.
Bloomin’ Pretzel Cheese Bread: it’s warm, it’s cheesy and you don’t have to share…now that’s what I’m talking about! You can serve this cheesy, pull apart bread as a side dish or make it for a party.
Love Bloomin’ Recipes? Here are a few more to try:
Bloomin’ Baked Apples | Bloomin’ Garlic Cheese Biscuits | Bloomin’ Baked Potatoes
Bloomin’ Sweet Potatoes | Bloomin’ Cinnamon Rolls | Bloomin’ Grilled Apples
Dorothy Dunton says
Hi Tonia! I don’t usually buy mixes, but I did see a soft pretzel bread mix that would be perfect here! Adding bacon never hurts anything in my opinion so I might have to add some on top! 🙂 PS my best friend of 45 years is named Tonia!
I’ve never used the soft pretzel bread mixes but I have made homemade soft pretzels and my whole family loves them. The recipe is on my blog and now my daughter will even make them herself! How wonderful that you have a best friend named Tonia! The name, spelled that way, isn’t very common. Thanks, Dorothy!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
I know what we’re eating on game day! This looks incredible!
Kami Kilgore says
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Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
This looks absolutely sensational!!!
Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie says
This looks like total perfection for gameday!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says
This might be the best bloomin’ recipe yet! I love the gooey cheese and the little pepperoni pieces in there! Plus no sharing is always a win!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
This is game day food at it’s BEST! You are the bloomin queen!
Happy Valley Chow says
Oh man that looks amazing! Great recipe, pinned 🙂
Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner says
This is a great idea! Quick, easy and definitely full of flavor!! We love pretzel rolls and now can branch out from using them as sandwiches.
Katerina @ Diethood says
I LOVE your bloomin’ recipes! ALL of them! I’m pretty sure this one will also hit the spot. nyum!
Tanya Schroeder says
Yay for not having to share! This is such a clever idea and I bet they taste amazing!
So clever and I’m sure delicious. Thanks Tonia and have great weekend!
Des @ Life's Ambrosia says
This is genius!! So cheesy. I love it!
Michelle | A Latte Food says
Wow! This bread looks absolutely amazing! I LOVE the use of pretzel buns!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Mmmm pretzel bread for the win! I’d eat this whole thing!
Thanks Julie! What’s not to love, right?