Cheesy onion pull-apart bread is delicious cheese-stuffed rolls dipped in onion-seasoned butter and baked into delicious cheesy monkey bread.

Cheesy Onion Pull Apart Bread Cut in Half with Melty Cheese Inside on a Plate

Get ready for a treat because we’re sharing one of our favorite family recipes today – cheesy onion bread. This savory monkey bread is gooey and cheesy and pairs perfectly with stews, soups, and pasta dishes (great for dipping!).

Cheesy Onion Pull Apart Bread on Plate


All you need are these four simple ingredients.

Frozen rolls – we use Rhodes frozen bread dough rolls (look for an orange package).

Cheddar cheese – we prefer medium cheddar cheese, but sharp cheddar or pepper jack would also be delicious.

Butter – unsalted or salted butter.

Onion seasoning mix – a packet of onion soup and dip mix. We use Lipton’s onion soup mix, but you can use any onion or French onion seasoning packet.

Rolls Dough, Cheese, Butter, and French Onion Mix on White Marble Surface

Supplies & Favorite Tools for Monkey Bread

  • Plate to use for thawing rolls
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Small bowl and spoon
  • Nonstick bundt pan
  • Baking spray
  • Serving plate or platter
Cheesy Onion Pull Apart Bread Closeup

How to Make Cheesy Onion Pull Apart Bread

Follow these simple steps to make this savory monkey bread.


You’ll want to make sure your frozen bread dough rolls are thawed out completely.

There are a few options to thaw the frozen rolls:

  1. Place them on a plate and leave them in the refrigerator to thaw for several hours.
  2. Use the quick method by defrosting the frozen rolls in the microwave on defrost in short increments until soft.
  3. Refer to package directions for any other quick defrost methods.

Step 2 | Preheat oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Step 3 | Slice cheese into small chunks

Cut the small block of medium cheddar cheese into 24 small chunks. You can also try different types of cheeses depending on your preference.

Cut Cheddar Cheese Into Chunks

Step 4 | Stuff each roll with cheese

Wrap one roll around each piece of cheddar cheese.

Steps for Cheese Dough Rolls - Roll (left) Roll with Cheese (middle) Roll Closed with Cheese (right)
Stuffed Rolls on Plate on Marble Surface

Step 5 | melt butter

Add the butter to a small bowl and microwave in short increments until melted.

Melt Butter in Small Bowl

Step 6 | Add onion seasoning to butter

Mix in one packet of onion soup seasoning. Stir until well combined.

Mix French Onion Soup in Butter

Step 7 | prepare bundt pan

Spray a bundt pan with baking spray.

Spray Bundt Pan

Step 8 | DIP each stuffed roll

Dip each roll (with cheese inside) in the butter and onion soup mixture and place in the prepared pan.

Dipping Dough in Butter Onion Mixture and Placing in Bundt Pan

Step 9 | arrange in bundt pan

Arrange the rolls in the bundt pan similar to this, shown below.

Cheesy Monkey Bread in Bundt Pan Before Baking

Step 10 | Allow dough to rise

Leave the rolls in a warm spot covered with a tea towel or plastic wrap for 20 to 30 minutes and let the dough rise.

Let Dough Rise Before and After

Step 11 | Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes

Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes. To check if the rolls are cooked and not doughy, the rolls should be golden brown, and when you pull up on a few rolls, they should look bread-like and cooked.

Note: depending on your oven, you may need to bake for longer. 

Cooked Cheesy Pull Aparts

Step 12 | Transfer to a serving plate

To move from the bundt pan to a serving plate—place the plate on top of the bundt pan, turn it upside down, and lift the bundt pan to remove. The rolls should release from the pan effortlessly.

Transfer from Bundt Pan to Plate

Step 13 | Serve and enjoy!

Serve immediately. They’re so delicious when served warm!

Cheesy Onion Pull Apart Bread Finished on Plate

There you have it!  Delicious rolls to go perfectly with soups, roasts, spaghetti, and more!

Cheesy Bread Closeup (left) Pull Apart with Cheesy Inside (right)

More About This Recipe – Why We Love It

  • This recipe is comfort food at its best. The warm, soft bread combined with melted cheese and caramelized onions is perfect for cozy evenings at home and sharing with friends and family.
  • The prep is simple and quick, taking only about 10 minutes to assemble and another 20 to 30 minutes for the rolls to rise.
  • Warming up leftovers (if there are any!) is quick and easy, and just as delicious as right from the oven.
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Cheesy Onion Pull Apart Bread Cut in Half with Melty Cheese Inside on a Plate

Cheesy Onion Pull Apart Bread

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The ultimate comfort food – delicious cheese-stuffed rolls dipped in onion seasoned butter and baked into delicious cheesy monkey bread. Excellent with soups, roasts, and more!

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 24 1x


Units Scale
  • 24 Rhodes frozen bread dough rolls
  • 1 small block of medium cheddar cheese (8 ounce)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 packet of onion soup mix


  1. Thaw the frozen rolls by either placing them in the refrigerator on a plate for several hours or using the quick method of defrosting in the microwave until soft.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  3. Cut the small block of medium cheddar cheese into chunks.
  4. Wrap one roll around each piece of cheddar cheese. (see here)
  5. In a small bowl, melt the stick of butter and mix in the packet of onion soup mix.
  6. Dip each roll (with cheese) in the seasoned butter mixture.
  7. Arrange the dipped rolls into a bundt pan. (see here)
  8. Leave in a warm spot covered for 20 to 30 minutes to let the dough rise.
  9. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes. Pull up on a few rolls to make sure they are cooked and not doughy. The rolls should be golden brown. (Depending on your oven, you may need to bake longer.)
  10. Immediately after taking out of the oven, turn the rolls upside down on a plate and serve.


  • This cheesy bread is best when served warm.
  • If you are using an angel food pan, be sure to cover the bottom with aluminum foil.
  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 roll
  • Calories: 151
  • Sugar: 3.1 g
  • Sodium: 281.9 mg
  • Fat: 7.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.2 g
  • Protein: 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.7 mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you’ll find answers to common questions about cheesy bread.

How do I make pull-apart cheesy bread?

This is our favorite way to make pull-apart cheesy bread: use frozen bread dough and wrap it around small chunks of cheese, then bake it all together in a bundt pan. Our bread machine bun dough would also work great if you wanted to try dough made from scratch.

How do I store cheesy bread?

Store these cheesy rolls in a ziplock bag or airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Or freeze for an extended period, up to six months. When enjoying leftovers, they are best when warmed up.

What other variations can I make with these rolls?

You can get creative and use different types of cheese like pepper jack, sharp cheddar, garlic cheddar, or smoked cheddar. Or try a pizza version with mozzarella string cheese and pizza sauce inside the bread dough rolls.

Melty Cheesy Roll on Plate

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for an easy and impressive bread that is sure to please a crowd, look no further than this pull-apart bread. With its delicious blend of ooey-gooey cheese and onion flavor nestled in warm, soft bread, this dish is the ultimate comfort food. And because it’s so easy to make, you can enjoy it anytime.


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