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Bloomin’ Onion Bread (Pull Apart Bread)

Bloomin' onion bread is the appetizer you're looking for to 'wow' guests. Cheesy, gooey strings of cheese meets crunchy, fresh green onions and poppy seeds!

This was something I’ve always wanted to do. Pictures of stringy, cheesy bread all over Pinterest had me drooling for months. If you’ve ever had one particular food you’ve always wanted to make and you spend months letting it stew in your thoughts…this one is mine.

Bloomin' onion bread is the appetizer you're looking for to 'wow' guests. Cheesy, gooey strings of cheese meets crunchy, fresh green onions and poppy seeds!

Cheesy bloomin’ onion bread also known as pull apart bread is one of those appetizers you can beam proudly over at a dinner table while guests are clamoring over themselves to get a piece. Or it’s something you can secret away to keep to yourself because it’s just that good. When you’re baking it, the delicious smell of cooking onions takes over the house. It’s like onion rings and cheesy garlic bread had a baby. The green onions will give the cheesy, buttery bread a nice crunch. This bread is just full of textures.

Bloomin' onion bread is the appetizer you're looking for to 'wow' guests. Cheesy, gooey strings of cheese meets crunchy, fresh green onions and poppy seeds!

The toughest part is probably cutting the bread. A serrated knife worked well for me and trust me, I’m awful at cutting bread. If I can do it, so can you!

Bloomin' onion bread is the appetizer you're looking for to 'wow' guests. Cheesy, gooey strings of cheese meets crunchy, fresh green onions and poppy seeds!

Then it’s slicing the brick of cheese into thin slices that will later give birth to that gooey stringy cheese I mentioned, oh, a million times. Stuff them into the cuts vertically on the top parts of the bread and horizontally on the sides and then combine some melted butter with diced green onions and black poppy seeds. Drizzle, drizzle, drizzle and then bake!

Bloomin' onion bread is the appetizer you're looking for to 'wow' guests. Cheesy, gooey strings of cheese meets crunchy, fresh green onions and poppy seeds!

I used 8 oz. of cheese but if you want it even cheesier, double it up! So the pics you see is with just one brick of cheese. I could have done a better job stuffing the sides so don’t neglect them. I know it’s easier to forget about them when they’re hidden under the rest of the bread but it’s worth it to pay extra special attention to them.

Bloomin' onion bread is the appetizer you're looking for to 'wow' guests. Cheesy, gooey strings of cheese meets crunchy, fresh green onions and poppy seeds!

Also when you’re drizzling the butter, try to get them in between the cuts as much as you can. It’s best to have a pouring vessel where you have more control over the amount poured so you end up with an even spread of melted butter.

Bloomin' onion bread is the appetizer you're looking for to 'wow' guests. Cheesy, gooey strings of cheese meets crunchy, fresh green onions and poppy seeds!

I’ve found that once you dig in, the bottoms get even cheesier. I guess the cheese melts into a cheesy pool of heaven at the bottom of the bread. And since I mentioned garlic bread earlier, if you want to add some bite to it, just add some garlic powder or minced garlic to the drizzle.

Enjoy!

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Bloomin' onion bread is the appetizer you're looking for to 'wow' guests. Cheesy, gooey strings of cheese meets crunchy, fresh green onions and poppy seeds!

Bloomin Onion Bread (Pull Apart Bread)


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 sourdough bread loaf
  • 8-16 oz. Monteray Jack cheese, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup green onions, finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Instructions

  1. Cut the bread lengthwise and widthwise without cutting through to the bottom
  2. Insert cheese slices between the cuts
  3. Combine butter, green onions and poppy seeds and stir to mix
  4. Move the bread to a foil lined baking sheet and drizzle the butter mixture over the bread. Move the green onions around if needed to spread them out
  5. Wrap the bread loosely with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes
  6. Unwrap the bread and bake another 10 minutes or until cheese has melted

Notes

Adapted from The Changeable Table

 Nutrition for 8 oz. cheese:

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Maggie | Omnivore's Cookbook
    October 13, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    The cheesy bread looks soooooo good! It’s definitely something I want to have during weekend while watching my favorite TV shows! I will probably add a handful of garlic, hmmmm!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      October 13, 2014 at 2:59 PM

      It’s definitely something you can pick and pick and pick at for hours if you’re at it yourself! I’m a muncher myself while binge watching!

      • Reply
        Nikki
        October 16, 2014 at 2:30 PM

        Farrah when I heard about your blog I had to check out. I am impressed. Food looks delicious! I will never turn down a dinner invitation from you. Keep at it 🙂

        • Reply
          The Cooking Jar
          October 17, 2014 at 2:27 AM

          Thanks so much Nikki! *hugs*

          • Louise van der Marel
            December 7, 2014 at 3:38 AM

            If you live in Thailand, I don’t mind an invitation too. but your bloomin’ onion bread I will absolutely make this coming week. Only one problem.
            They don’t have Monteray Jack cheese here.
            Any suggestions????

            And ofcourse garlic over it.

            Louise van der Marel Thailand

          • The Cooking Jar
            December 8, 2014 at 11:20 PM

            Try using just mild cheddar and that should work! Hope it turns out well for you, Louise 🙂

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    October 13, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Oh my gosh this pull apart bread is delicious! Words cannot describe how badly I am craving some right now.. pinned!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      October 14, 2014 at 4:02 PM

      Well let me know if you do make it! 🙂

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    Kate @ Babaganosh.org
    October 13, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Oh yum! Such a great idea. And your pictures of the oozy melty cheese are delicious.

    I pinned this, and will be sure to make it next time I have people over for dinner.

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      October 14, 2014 at 4:03 PM

      Hope your guests like it! My hubs brought the leftovers to work for lunch and shared it with his co-workers and they were pretty enthusiastic about it!

  • Reply
    Matt Robinson
    October 14, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    This looks incredibly good Farah. Absolutely awesome pictures!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      October 14, 2014 at 4:05 PM

      Thanks for saying that, Matt. I seriously spent a lot of time editing these and reaaally hoped they were worth it. You just let me know it was! 🙂

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    Anneta
    October 19, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    I came through Foodgawker’s FB notification. So glad I did. Your site is beautifully done, and the recipes are terrific. Though I’ve been put on a gluten-free diet by my physician and cannot try the bread myself, I am going to post the link to it on my FB page so others visit your site. I love your Eggs in Clouds and Hash Brown Egg Nests with Avocado. Can’t wait to explore more of your site. Congratulations have having created a lovely and useful blog. I am going to encourage everyone I know to visit. I know they won’t be disappointed. Thanks again for the great recipes!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      October 20, 2014 at 7:15 PM

      Thank you SO much for the wonderful comment, Anneta. It’s things like these that make me love food blogging 🙂

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    Anne Lane
    January 14, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    Could I use grated cheese?

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      January 14, 2015 at 11:10 PM

      Sure you can! I just used slices cause I found it easier to stuff with but grated cheese will work too. It’s all about how well and how much you stuff it.

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    Terry
    November 1, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    I made this last night for a dinner party we were hosting and it was a huge hit. I did adapt it somewhat in that I used sunflower seeds and added minced garlic to the butter. Absolutely fantastic!!! Had to pass your receipe on to several of the guests!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      November 4, 2015 at 4:38 PM

      Garlic would be so tasty with it! Glad your guests liked it too!

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    KBNP
    November 29, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    I have made this but it was called “Savory Party Bread”. No matter the name. Simply delicious. I have made following recipe exactly … yum! I have also subbed pepper jack cheese, crumbled bacon and granulated garlic. … also yum. Play with it a little. I’ll bet it would be good with small pepperoni pieces, maybe shredded chicken/turkey…..almost limitless options. Wonderful recipe. Thank you.

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      November 30, 2015 at 2:55 PM

      It’s wonderful like that. So versatile! I did drool a little at the garlic and bacon option. So many ways to enjoy this kind of bread 😉

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    Pete Thorp
    December 22, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Sorry to report that someone appears to have stolen your idea… https://www.facebook.com/buzzfeedpropertasty/videos/1739438806268792/?fref=nf

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      December 24, 2015 at 3:08 PM

      There’s always some overlap in the recipe world. It’s just part of being in the industry. But I truly appreciate you looking out for the blog, Pete! Thank you so much 🙂

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