This French Dip Pull Apart Bread is a unique twist on the traditional French dip sandwiches. It’s perfect as an appetizer or main dish.
This delicious and unique appetizer features layers of tender roast beef, gooey cheese, and crusty bread bathed in savory consommé, making it an ideal choice for game day gatherings, potlucks, or parties. Everyone can easily grab a portion and enjoy.
Taking inspiration from the classic French dip sandwich, this dish transforms those flavors into an irresistible, tear-apart bread creation.
To make this appetizer is easy using a loaf of crusty bread, layering the meat and cheese in between slices and baking. The real magic happens when you pour warm au jus or consommé over the top, allowing it to soak into every nook and cranny.
With its toasted bread soaked in flavorful juices, this recipe is a winner!
Why You’ll Love This French Dip Bread Recipe
- Packed with flavor and gooey cheese!
- Perfect for entertaining – whether it’s game day parties or family get-togethers.
- Can be served as both an appetizer or even as a main course with a side salad.
- A budget-friendly recipe the whole family will love!
- Easy to make with a few simple ingredients!
- Leftovers (if there are any) can be reheated and enjoyed as a quick and delicious lunch or snack.
French Dip Bread Ingredients
- Italian bread loaf
- Deli sliced roast beef
- Provolone cheese
- Caramelized small onion (optional)
- Garlic powder
- Dried parsley
- Beef consommé
- Add a different kind of cheese or a variety.
- Add more topping such as banana peppers or jalapeno peppers.
- For a smoky twist, mix in bacon or BBQ sauce with the meat.
- You can use an au jus packet to make the dipping sauce if you like.
- Caramelized onions are optional.
- You can use swiss cheese if you’d like.
- Any long loaf bread will work great in this recipe.
How to Make Pull Apart French Dip Bread
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Slice about 10 slices into the bread but do not cut all the way through the bread!
Place the bread on a lined baking tray. Fold a slice of cheese in half and place into each slit in the bread.
Add 2 slices of roast beef into each slice in the bread.
If you want to add onion, spoon some of the caramelized onion into each slice in the bread.
Combine the softened butter with the garlic powder and dried parsley into a bowl. Brush the loaf with the butter mixture and bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Mix together consommé with a can of water and warm up in the microwave or stovetop. Serve the bread with the consommé for dipping.
- Slice bread in nice clean cuts without cutting all the way through.
- Don’t skimp on the cheese as it add the gooey factor and helps hold everything together.
- Let it cool slightly before pulling apart.
- Serve with additional condiments such as mustards or horseradish sauce.
How to Store
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat in microwave or oven at 350 degrees to desired temperature
Of course! You could use other kinds of deli meat such as chicken, turkey, etc.
A soft crusty bread such as baguette or Italian loaf bread works best for this recipe.
Absolutely! Prepare the French dip pull apart bread per the directions. Store in fridge and reheat in microwave or oven.
French Dip Pull Apart Bread
- 14 ounce loaf italian bread unsliced
- 7 ounces deli sliced roast beef
- 10 slices provolone
- Half of a small onion caramelized (optional)
- 4 tablespoons butter softened
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
- 10.5 ounce can beef consomme
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Slice about 10 slices into the bread but do not cut all the way through the bread!
- Place the bread on a lined baking tray. Fold a slice of cheese in half and place into each slit in the bread. Add 2 slices of roast beef into each slice in the bread.
- If you want to add onion, spoon some of the caramelized onion into each slice in the bread.
- Combine the softened butter with the garlic powder and dried parsley into a bowl.
- Brush the loaf with the butter mixture and bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Mix together consommé with a can of water and warm up in the microwave or stovetop.
- Serve the bread with the consommé for dipping.
Nutritional facts are estimates and are provided as a courtesy to the reader. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. Nutritional values are calculated via a third party. Changing ingredients, amounts or cooking technique will alter the estimated nutritional calculations.