Cheesy Ranch Pull Apart Bread (3 ingredients)

This cheesy pull apart bread (sometimes called monkey bread) utilizes biscuit dough, ranch dressing, and parmesan cheese to keep it crazy easy and fast! Great for appetizers and side dishes.

Try using your favorite mozzarella or provolone cheese in place of the parmesan cheese to take it to the ultimate cheesy bread! Add a bit of garlic (or swap out the ranch dressing for your fave garlic dressing) for that cheesy garlic flavor!

Cheesy pull apart bread made with biscuits and a bottle of ranch dressing.

If you are anything like us, you love delicious. You also love fast. And easy. We love recipes that give us delicious food without a lot of fuss and bother. We have other great things in life to get too. Life needs to be lived. And, some days, cooking just isn’t on the list of things we want to do.

Which is why we adore simple and easy recipes. Like this Parmesan and Ranch Pull Apart Bread. Similar to our popular Berry Monkey Bread, this recipe is only 3 ingredients and about 5 minutes of prep.

How can this be? Our secret…we use Ranch Dressing  to make this pull apart bread go so quickly. There is nothing wrong with pulling out some easy stuff here and there. Keep it simple, when you can.

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While we prefer biscuits, other forms of refrigerator dough would be great as well! Hey, if you like…make your own dough! Yum!

Keep biscuit dough in your fridge. It can be used for breads, donuts, shortcakes…a multitude of tasty treats!

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We are ranch dressing freaks around here and make a fabulous homemade buttermilk ranch dressing you should try! But, there are other great combos that we love! Italian dressing and mozzarella cheese is a favorite. As is Thousand Island with swiss cheese. Try out a few combos and let us know what your favorites are!

Quick tip: Italian dressing makes a terrific marinade for meat (especially chicken). Keep a bottle around so you are ready to serve up delicious chicken easy peasy!

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Don’t worry about being perfect. You can’t go wrong with cheese and bread!

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Oh be still my heart! Look at all that gooey, delicious, amazingness!

This is a terrific recipe to have in the recipe bank for company or holidays. Because it is so fast and easy it allows you to spend time on other time-consuming, important dishes (like cake. Always Homemade Chocolate Cake!).

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If you like this pull apart bread, you should check out our fruit-studded monkey bread.  Super good! And it also has 3 ingredients.  We like that.

only 3 ingredients to make this delicious parmesean and ranch pull-apart bread!

Parmesan and Ranch Pull Apart Bread

| 12 servings
Prep Time | 5 minutes
Cook Time | 35 minutes
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An easy and delicious pull apart bread perfect as an appetizer or side dish.


  • 1/2 a bottle of ranch dressing
  • 5 oz parmesan cheese
  • 2 tubes of refrigerator biscuits the larger 7 oz tube–I usually grab the flaky version
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  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  • Grease a bundt pan (or a 9 by 9 inch pan).
  • Place a layer of biscuit dough pulled apart into about 1 inch pieces.
  • Top the layer of biscuit dough with ranch dressing. (this is an eyeball method. Don’t saturate it but…be generous)
  • Top the dressing with a layer of parmesean cheese.
  • Repeat until you are out of biscuit dough.
  • Optional: top with fresh herbs (we used parsley)
  • Bake until dark golden brown according to the biscuit directions (usually 425 for 15-20 minutes) but add an additional 10 minutes.



Be sure to grease your pan well or the cheese will stick! We forget more times then we remember. Always a mess! Still delicious. But, not nearly as pretty!


Calories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 7gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 614mgPotassium: 112mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 92IUCalcium: 162mgIron: 2mg

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20 thoughts on “Cheesy Ranch Pull Apart Bread (3 ingredients)”

  1. 5 stars
    Well who doesn’t like cheese and bread and ranch dressing! Only problem is it gets eaten too fast!

  2. Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen

    This stuff looks like PURE EVIL and I love it! Totally drooling over here!!

  3. The larger grated kind will taste better, but you can certainly try the powdered stuff and let us know how it tastes. You could also try using something like shredded mozzarella. It will have a different flavor, but still be great!

  4. Can you use the parmesean cheese like you put on top of spaghetti, the fine powdery kind or does it need to be the larger grated kind?

  5. Thanks Sue for the tip! We’ve gotten away from doing that…and maybe we should return.

  6. It would be so helpful if this could be set up to print…just the recipe and directions…not all the pictures.

  7. Wow. Now that just looks delicious! Thanks for sharing such an easy (and delicious looking) recipe! #client

  8. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    Okay I won’t picayune for taking a short cut instead of homemade — I’ve taken plenty of shortcuts in the past — and you’re right life is too short to be doing what you don’t truly enjoy. I will definitely try this out. In fact I’m sorta thinking of variations and permutations of this HMMMMMM!! My mind is going at warp speed :-)

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