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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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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. Heather @ French Press says

    I am totally making this to take to our superbowl party

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Heather!

  2. Meghan @ The Tasty Fork says

    After looking at this cheesy goodness, giving up carbs is totally over-rated!! All I can keep thinking when I look at these photos is, “GET IN MY BELLY!!!!”

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hahahaha! My baby is going to come out smelling like buffalo. Maybe I should name her Buffalo :)

  3. Jessica says

    Since no teams I’m rooting for are in the superbowl, this is the perfect reason to have a party anyway!

    • Lisa Longley says

      See . . . in general in life, food is always the reason behind the party for me, lol!

      • Kathy Yost says

        Lisa, where is the print button?

        • Lisa Longley says

          Apologies, Kathy :) This is an older post from before I had a print button, and I haven’t had a chance to update them all. I will update this one, right now.

  4. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar says

    Oh my gosh, I’m completely addicted to buffalo too! I would DEFINITELY face plant into this – yumm!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Lindsay!

  5. Trish - Mom On Timeout says

    You are a genius. I want the whole thing for myself :) Pinned and sharing on FB tomorrow!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much for sharing Trish!! After I have the baby, come over and we will split a bottle and a loaf :)

  6. rachelle says

    totally making this on sunday!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Rachelle! It’s SO YUMMY!!! So I might have to drop in, lol!

  7. Samantha @ Five Heart Home says

    Okay, Lisa…so I totally made cheesy pull-apart bread for the first time today, and now I’m wishing I was brilliant enough to have thought of a buffalo flavored version! Yum.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hahahaha Samantha! That is hilarious you say that, because sometimes I feel like you and I are blogging twins. I see something go up on your blog, and it was literally something I was JUST thinking about making. I admit, this was a pretty insane recipe. SO GOOD!

  8. Susanne says

    Just came at you from Pinterest. OMG this looks delicious! Really craved buffalo wings when I was pregnant with my son, 25 years ago! Even having them 3 days in a row while my husband was out of town on business. Good thing we lived in up state NY and everybody served them so didn’t have to go to the same place, ha! May your baby grow up to be heat lover like mine. All the best, Susanne.

    • Lisa Longley says

      LOL!! Susanne, the cravings in pregnancy get so intense, don’t they! I have been so hungry lately that sometime they kids look like walking hamburgers! :) Thank you so much for your kind words!

  9. Lisa Longley says

    Thanks Cathy!! This is for sure the best one yet. I might need to make another loaf . . . for dinner . . . for just me :)

  10. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says

    My husband would devour this in no time!

    • Lisa Longley says

      It’s so good Jessica! It’s not really something I would want to share either, lol!

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