This French Dip Pull Apart Bread stuffs soft Italian bread with a mix of provolone cheese, roast beef, and caramelized onions. Then, it’s brushed with garlic butter, baked to ooey gooey perfection, and served with au just for dipping. YUM!
If you’re a fan of French dips, then this is the recipe for you. We’ve turned the classic French dip into a delicious finger food perfect for a fun twist on lunch or dinner or a party appetizer. It’s so good and so easy to make.
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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It only uses a few simple ingredients.
- It’s super easy to make and only takes a few minutes.
- It’s filled with the rich flavors of roast beef and provolone cheese.
- It’s a versatile dish that can be served for lunch, dinner, or an appetizer.
This recipe only uses a handful of simple ingredients that you can find quickly and easily in your kitchen or at your local grocery store.
Everything you need is listed here, but the amounts are in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Italian bread loaf, sliced
- Deli sliced roast beef
- Sliced provolone cheese
- Caramelized onion
- Butter, softened
- Garlic powder
- Dried parsley
- Beef consomme
🔪 How to Make French Dip Pull Apart Bread
Making this delicious, beef and cheese-stuffed bread is so much easier than you think. It only takes a few simple steps from start to finish, and you’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time!
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: Slice the Bread
Place the Italian loaf on your prepared baking sheet and slice 10 slices into the bread. DO NOT cut all the way through the bread!
Step 3: Stuff the Slits
Fold a slice of cheese in half and stuff it into each slit in the bread. Then, place 2 slices of roast beef into each slit. Finally, spoon some caramelized onion on top of the cheese and roast beef.
Step 4: Brush with Garlic Butter
Combine the softened butter, garlic powder, and parsley in a small bowl. Then, brush the loaf with the butter mixture.
Step 5: Bake
Bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is melty.
Step 6: Make the Au Jus
While the bread is baking, mix the consomme with a can of water and heat it up.
Step 7: Serve
Serve the pull apart bread with the au jus and enjoy!
Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!
- For an extra kick of flavor and heat, try adding some red pepper flakes to each bread slit.
- Use your favorite variety of roast beef for this recipe. They all work!
- You can make this with homemade sliced roast beef if you like.
If you love the flavors of a French Dip, then try this fun French dip crescents variation!
- Measuring spoons
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
Refrigerate this French dip pull apart bread for up to 3 days in an air-tight container.
What to Serve with French Dip Pull Apart Bread
Serve this delicious bread with your favorite sandwich sides like:
- French fries
- Sweet potato fries
- Tater tots
- Potato wedges
- Potato chips
- Sweet potato chips
- When slicing your bread, be sure you only cut about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way through the bread. Don’t cut all the way through it.
- Soften the butter for the garlic butter but don’t melt it.
- The caramelized onions are optional, but they add so much flavor!
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
A French dip is a hot sandwich made with thinly sliced roast beef on a baguette. It can be served plain or with Swiss or provolone cheese, onions, and au jus for dipping.
If your bread falls apart while baking, it’s most likely due to cutting too deeply into the bread. If you cut too deeply, the slices will cause the bread to break apart as it bakes.
A nice, big loaf of Italian bread works best. It gives you plenty of real estate to cut slices and holds the most beef and cheese.
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French Dip Pull Apart Bread
- bread knife
- baking sheet
- parchment paper
- 14 ounce 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 ounces beef consomme
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Slice about 10 slices into your bread, do not cut all the way through the bread!
- Place the bread on to a lined baking tray.
- Fold in half a slice of cheese and place into each slit in the bread.
- Place 2 slices of roast beef into each slice in the bread.
- Spoon some of the caramelized onion into each slice in the bread, optional.
- In a small bowl combine the softened butter with the garlic powder and dried parsley.
- Brush the loaf with the butter mixture.
- Bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is melty.
- Meanwhile mix the consomme with a can of water and warm up.
- Serve the bread with the consomme for dipping.