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Buffalo Pull Apart Bread

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posted: 09/07/23

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This Buffalo Pull Apart Bread is cheesy bread with a great buffalo flavor that makes it perfect for any party!

man's hand pulling piece of Buffalo Pull Apart Bread from loaf

This buffalo pull apart bread is one of my favorite old recipes. It is so easy to make, it is ooey-gooey delicious, and it is something you are going to crave long after you have it. This bread is perfect to make for game-day parties or if you are craving carbs at the end of a long week.

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Ok, I made this and OMG! Wow… thank you so much for these recipes!!!

overhead of loaf of Buffalo Pull Apart Bread

How to Make Buffalo Pull Apart Bread

This is a brief overview of how this cheesy pull apart bread recipe comes together. For the full recipe including all measurements, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Cut the bread. Cut the loaf of bread length-wise and width-wise, being careful to not cut all the way through the loaf.
  • Make the buffalo filling. Melt your butter in a saucepan then whisk in the buffalo sauce, scallions, and the blue cheese crumbles and stir to combine.
  • Add the mozzarella to the bread. Press it into the cuts you made in the bread. Then use a spoon to add the sauce to the bread, getting some into each of the cracks.
  • Bake the bread. Loosely tent the bread with foil and bake until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

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Homemade Buffalo Sauce

The star of this pull apart bread is buffalo sauce. My Homemade Buffalo Sauce is perfect and comes together in 10 minutes. Store-bought buffalo sauce will also work great in this recipe.

Buffalo Sauce

This buffalo sauce sauce is a very easy 10 minute recipe that is perfect for wings and so many other great buffalo-flavored recipes.
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Buffalo Pull Apart Bread on a serving platter

Best Bread to Use

This recipe is made with a round artisan loaf of bread. Loaves with a harder crust and soft inside, like sourdough, are my favorite. If you can’t find a round loaf at your bakery or grocery store, use a loaf of Italian bread or French bread. For how to cut a long (rather than circle) loaf, check out my Jalapeño Popper Pull Apart Bread.

Use a super sharp serrated knife to cut the loaf. Make sure you don’t cut all the way through the loaf. This allows the sauce and cheese to soak into the bread but not fall out the bottom.

Cheese For Pull Apart Bread

This cheesy pull apart bread features two kinds of cheese: blue cheese crumbles and mozzarella. If you don’t like blue cheese, I give my recommendation for replacing it below.

Since pre-shredded cheese is covered with preservatives to prevent it from clumping together, I recommend shredding cheese from a block for all of your recipes that call for shredded cheese. It will melt and taste so much better. It is worth it to take the extra couple of minutes to shred your own mozzarella.

If you need to, use your fingers to get all the mozzarella cheese into the crevices of the bread. Your hands can be the best kitchen tools you have! Make sure your hands are clean.

Substitutions for Blue Cheese

If you don’t like blue cheese, you are not alone. It has a very distinct flavor that people either love or don’t. I would suggest that you take out the blue cheese and substitute it with more shredded mozzarella or monterey jack cheese.

Serving Buffalo Pull Apart Bread

After baking, serve this bread immediately. It’s perfect right out of the oven when the cheese is all melted and gooey. If you need to reheat, just cover the loaf with foil and pop it back in the oven for a couple of minutes.

It is delicious as is, but can also be served with Ranch Dressing for dipping or for even more blue cheese flavor, Blue Cheese Dressing.

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Making Ahead

If you want to make this pull-apart bread ahead of time, prepare the recipe up to the point of baking it. Cover it with foil and refrigerate for up to one day in advance. Take out of the refrigerator and bake with the foil tented over it.

man's hand pulling piece of Buffalo Pull Apart Bread from loaf

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If you try this buffalo pull apart bread recipe or any of my other recipes, please leave a comment and let me know what you think. I love hearing from you!

Buffalo Pull Apart Bread on a serving platter
5 from 1 vote

Buffalo Pull Apart Bread

Serves: 12 servings
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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
This Buffalo Pull Apart Bread is cheesy bread with a great buffalo flavor that makes it perfect for any party!


  • 1 loaf round artisan bread I like sourdough
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 4 green scallions sliced thin about one inch into the green
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  • Cut the loaf of bread length-wise and width-wise, being careful to not cut all the way through the loaf.
    1 loaf round artisan bread
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan or skillet over medium heat. When it is completely melted, gently whisk in the buffalo sauce until it is fully combined. Add the scallions and the blue cheese crumbles and remove from the heat.
    8 tablespoons butter, 1/2 cup buffalo sauce, 4 green scallions, 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • Add the shredded cheese to the bread by pushing it into the cuts you've just made. This will help keep the bread open when you pour in the sauce.
    1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Using a spoon, add the sauce to the bread, getting some of the sauce into each of the cracks. Make sure you use all of the sauce.
  • Tent loosely with aluminum foil and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted. Serve immediately.
Calories: 249kcal (12%) Carbohydrates: 21g (7%) Protein: 8g (16%) Fat: 16g (25%) Saturated Fat: 9g (56%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0.3g Cholesterol: 41mg (14%) Sodium: 685mg (30%) Potassium: 92mg (3%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 3g (3%) Vitamin A: 358IU (7%) Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 87mg (9%) Iron: 2mg (11%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Buffalo Pull Apart Bread on a serving platter

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  1. Katie says

    Looks so good. I haven’t seen something like this before, so it would be great to take to a Super Bowl party so you don’t bring just what everyone else does. :)

  2. Jodee Weiland says

    Great idea for a get together appetizer! Looks really tasty and full of flavor. Thanks for sharing!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Jodee!!

  3. Danielle says

    This looks awesome, a definite must make!

  4. Lisa Loperfido says

    This looks delicious, and you’re hilarious. Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. MK says

    I found your blog just recently but notice two things. Most, or all of the commenters have not made the dish but say how ooey gooey it looks, have to make this, have to pin this, want to put my face in it, etc. Do your followers ever make and comment pros or cons or offer suggestions for alternate versions or ingredients? Those types of comments would make your blog more attractive. Secondly, your photographs are very pretty but could you include some of the steps to get to the finished product? Thank you.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I totally agree with you! I wish that more people would come back after trying things and tell me that they made it and enjoyed it or they made it but wished this or that was a little different. That’s just not how most blog readers work, and unfortunately there’s not much I can do about that. I can tell you that I don’t put anything on my blog that I didn’t myself totally enjoy and would want to make again. My readers seem to be much more likely to comment on something on social media. For instance on my FB page, I will often get readers telling me they made something and they loved it. Or I will see a comment on a pin on Pinterest where the pinner exclaims that they made it and loved it. With this Buffalo Pull Apart Bread, I can tell you that I made it for some friends recently at a dinner party and it was the first thing to go. It was devoured.

      As for the step-by-step tutorials, again, I totally agree with you. I wish that I could do that. But as a mom to three kids, two of which are very small and home with me all day long, it’s just not feasible. The time it would take would make blogging feel like an awful chore, and not this amazing thing that I absolutely love and also happen to be able to support my family with. Maybe someday when all my kids are in school that’s something I will be able to do.

  6. Valerie says

    Ok, I made this and OMG! Second time I made it I stirred a can of chicken breast in the sauce before spooning it on….Wow… thank you so much for these recipes!!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Valerie, this is one of my FAVORITE recipes on my blog. I’m so glad you liked it!!

  7. Karen Howard says

    Lisa-Thank you for the great Pull Apart Bread Recipes. The Jalapeno , Buffalo & Bacon Ranch sound wonderful for Anytime-but The Superbowl is right around the corner! Go Patriots!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you like it Karen!

  8. Sally Fridge says

    I admit I haven’t tried this yet but intend to do so. But, can you suggest a main dish to go with it? I would really like to have this as kind of a side dish or something like that! Looks delicious!

    • Lisa Longley says

      This would be great with these Slow Cooker Chicken Drum Sticks! I tend to make it more as an appetizer, as a side dish sounds fun!

  9. Elaine stevens says

    What other cheese could I use other then blue cheese please

    • Lisa Longley says

      You can just swap it for more mozzarella.


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