Bacon and Ranch Pull-Apart Rolls

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the beautiful mixer I received for Christmas from Stephen. I’ve been eying a KitchenAid mixer for a while, but I had no idea I was getting one. I was so surprised and so excited–I almost cried. And yes, it’s OK to cry over a mixer.

This is the very first recipe I made with that mixer. And what a doozy to start with! These rolls are seriously incredible. First of all, I really, really love bread. Second of all, I really, really, really love homemade bread. So these rolls were destined to be loved from the start–but then I decided to make them Bacon & Ranch flavored, and then nothing else in the world mattered except these pull-apart rolls.

Bacon and ranch pull-apart rollsIf you’re intimidated to make your own bread (like I was once upon a time), don’t be! It’s honestly an easy process and so worth it. Pulling bread out of the oven and eating it when it’s fresh and warm will change your life.

Bacon and ranch pull-apart rollsThis recipe is going to be using a KitchenAid standing mixer, however you can hand-knead your bread if you don’t have one (although I highly recommend getting one).

Start by cooking 3-5 pieces of bacon on a skillet until crispy. Set aside.

Dissolve 1 package of active dry yeast in 1 cup of warm water in your mixing bowl. Add 1/4 cup melted butter, 2 cups flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, and 1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix. Crumble your bacon and add.

Attach the bowl and your PowerKnead Spiral Dough Hook to mixer. Mix on Speed 2 until well blended.

Add 1 more cup of flour (adding just 1/2 cup at a time). Mix for about 1 minute in between each 1/2 cup added. Once all of the flour is added, mix until the dough starts to clean the sides of the bowl (about 4 minutes). Dough should be smooth and elasticy now.

Bacon and ranch pull-apart rollsTransfer the dough to a greased bowl, turning the dough to make sure it’s evenly greased. Cover with saran wrap and let rise in a warm place (I stick mine in the microwave so that the dog won’t get to it). Let rise for 1 hour–the dough should double in bulk.

Now, punch down the dough. Remove from bowl and place on a flat surface. Roll it out into a 12 x 9 x 1/4″ rectangle. Brush the dough with 1/4 cup melted butter.

Bacon and ranch pull-apart rollsSlice dough into six 1 1/2″ x 12 ” strips–I used a pizza cutter for this and it worked like a charm!

Bacon and ranch pull-apart rollsNow, stack those strips.

Bacon and ranch pull-apart rollsCut into twelve 1″ pieces. Place pieces in greased muffin pans, cut side up.

Bacon and ranch pull-apart rollsCover. Return to your warm rising place and let rise for 45 minutes–the bread will double in bulk:

Bacon and ranch pull-apart rollsBake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Remove from pans immediately after baking and let cool on wire rack.

YUM!

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Bacon and Ranch Pull-Apart Rolls
 
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Bacon & Ranch Pull-Apart Rolls
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Recipe type: Sides
Ingredients
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3-5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
Instructions
  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in mixing bowl
  2. Add ¼ cup butter, 2 cups flour, ranch dressing mix, crumbled bacon, sugar, salt, oregano and thyme
  3. Attach bowl & PowerKnead Spiral Dough Hook to mixer
  4. Mix on Speed 2 until well combined
  5. Add remaining flour, ½ cup at a time. Mix on Speed 2 for one minute in between adding another ½ cup
  6. Keep mixing until dough cleans sides of bowl and is smooth and elasticy (about 4 minutes)
  7. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning over dough to coat evenly with grease
  8. Cover with clear wrap and place in a draft-free place to rise for an hour (I put mine in the microwave)--the dough will double in size
  9. Punch dough down. Remove from bowl and roll out into a 12 x 9 x ¼" rectangle
  10. Brush the dough with remaining butter
  11. Use a pizza cutter to slice dough into six 1½ 12 inch strips
  12. Stacks strips
  13. Cut into 1" pieces
  14. Place pieces in greased muffin pans
  15. Cover, let rise for 45 minutes
  16. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes
  17. Take rolls out of tins immediately after baking and let cool on a wire rack
  18. Dig in!

Bacon and ranch pull-apart rolls

Bacon and ranch pull-apart rolls

 

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  1. says

    Fabulous rolls!! My friends request these rolls when we are asked to potlucks or dinner parties. The flavor and texture is divine! Easy to make, just allow enough time for rising and best when timed so that they are served within an hour of baking and still warm. I’ve made this recipe many times and it always turns out. I have made some flavor changes…instead of the recipe called for herbs and ranch dressing mix, I use 1 rounded teaspoon of Italian Seasoning. Everyone LOVES these rolls!!!

    • Catherine Elsby says

      Awesome, laura! I’m so happy you enjoy them and that your friends do too! They’re some of our absolutely favorites.

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