Onion Cheddar Pull Apart Bread

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pull apart bread

What’s Up, Hungry People

I’m all about recipes that are super simple. While I love the challenge of making recipes from scratch or using lots of different ingredients, it’s just as rewarding to make something delicious that requires little effort and few components.

This recipe uses flaky biscuits, Colby cheese, and sautéed onions to create a fantastic pull-apart bread. Here’s a little trick: separate the flaky biscuits into two layers – this means you’ll have sixteen rolls instead of eight. Why do this? Well, it’s for optimal filling distribution and that irresistible pull-apart effect!

ingredients for easy pull apart bread

Here’s What You Need

  • Flaky Biscuit Dough: Provides the base and structure for the pull-apart bread.
  • Colby Cheddar Cheese: Adds creamy texture and rich, tangy flavor.
  • Onion: Offers a sweet, caramelized taste and aroma when cooked.
  • Butter: Used for sautéing onions, enhances flavor and helps in caramelization.
  • Fresh Parsley: Adds a fresh, herbaceous note and visual appeal.

Let’s Cook

First, sauté the onions in some butter until they’re caramelized. This is where the magic starts – those onions will turn beautifully golden and emit a sweet aroma that’s the soul of this dish.

layering pull apart bread

I cut my cheese into quarters and placed a square on each biscuit half. But here’s where you can get creative – feel free to use your favorite type of cheese, whether it’s shredded or sliced.

fresh parsley on layers

I added a twist by alternating the layers: some with just cheese, others with a delightful combination of cheese, onions, and fresh parsley. This not only adds layers of flavor but also gives a lovely visual appeal to each slice.

adding layers to pan

Then stack the biscuits in a bread loaf pan. Here’s the critical part: bake the bread for 6-10 minutes or until the top of the loaf is golden brown and the biscuits are cooked through.

We basically devoured this bread as soon as it came out of the oven. The ooey-gooey layers of cheese combined with the sweet caramelized onion were absolutely divine. Plus, the whole thing took maybe fifteen minutes to make – so it’s both delicious AND quick. This recipe isn’t just food; it’s a statement – easy cooking can still lead to fantastic results.

baking layers in bread pan

Onion Cheddar Pull Apart Bread Tips

  • Choosing the Right Cheese: For a different flavor profile, try using different types of cheese like mozzarella for a milder taste or pepper jack for a spicy kick.
  • Achieving Perfect Caramelization: Cook the onions slowly on medium heat. Rushing this process can lead to burnt onions, which will affect the overall flavor of the bread.
  • Layering Your Biscuits: Be creative with how you layer your biscuits. Experiment with different patterns to create varying textures and flavors in each bite.
  • Checking for Doneness: Every oven is different, so keep an eye on your bread after 6 minutes. It should be golden brown and the biscuits should be cooked through.
  • Serving Suggestions: This bread is best enjoyed warm. If you have leftovers, reheat them in the oven for a few minutes to maintain the texture.
cheesy pull apart bread

Alright, Hungry People, there you go – your quick ticket to becoming a bread-making maestro with this onion cheddar pull apart bread. It’s the kind of recipe that’s perfect for those times when you want something utterly delicious without spending hours in the kitchen.

This dish isn’t just about filling your stomach; it’s about creating those warm, cheesy moments that make even the simplest meals feel special. Whether you’re sharing it with friends or enjoying a slice (or two) solo, it’s bound to be a hit. So next time you’re in a pinch for something savory and satisfying, remember this little gem.

Happy baking and even happier eating!

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Onion Cheddar Pull Apart Bread

The Starving Chef
Experience the delicious simplicity of onion cheddar pull apart bread, perfect for quick and tasty home baking.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine Bread, Finger Food
Servings 8



  • 1 can flaky biscuit dough 8 biscuits
  • 4 slices colby cheddar cheese cut into quarters
  • ½ cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cups fresh parsley chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Split each biscuit in half (pull apart the layers) to create sixteen biscuits.
  • Finely chop the onion. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat, then add the onion. Sauté until the onion begins to brown and caramelize, about five minutes.
  • Add a slice of cheese to the top of each biscuit. Place a tablespoon of the sautéed onions and some fresh parsley on half of the biscuits.
  • Grease a bread pan. Hold or place the bread pan vertically and stack the biscuits into the pan.
  • Bake for 6-10 minutes (or follow the package instructions for baking time), until golden brown and flaky. Let cool in the pan for about ten minutes to enhance the pull-apart experience. Enjoy!
Keyword biscuit, bread, cheese
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