Loaded Cheese & Bacon Cob Loaf Pull Apart


July 22, 2015

Loaded Cheese & Bacon Cob Loaf Pull Apart 5 0 5 8
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • 20 mins

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 20 mins

  • Yields: 10


1 x Crusty cob loaf (450g)

1 onion diced

200g diced bacon

2-4 cloves of garlic (vary to your taste preference - I used 4 because we love garlic)

25g + 100g butter

1/2 cup fine sliced shallots

130g + 100g grated tasty cheese


1Take cob loaf and make 5 cuts across the loaf. Cut almost down to the bottom but NOT all the way through.

2Turn loaf 90 degrees and make 3 more cuts in the opposite direction to the first 5. You'll then have a checkerboard type pattern of cuts.


4In a small fry pan cook onion, garlic and bacon in 25g butter for 5-10mins or until onion is translucent and bacon lightly cooked.

5Transfer this mixture to a bowl and add and stir through the shallots and the 130g grated cheese.


7Take two long sheets of aluminum foil (approx 60cm each) and lay them cross wise over each other on the bench to form an X shape and place the cob loaf in the middle of this X.


9Take the mixture and carefully spoon it into all the cuts of the cob loaf to fill them with mixture.

10Melt 100g butter in microwave and pour over and in the cracks of the cob loaf.

11Top with remaining 100g grated cheese.


13Wrap up both sides of foil to securely wrap the loaf.

14Place in a slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2hrs.


16Unwrap carefully as it will be hot. You may wish to brown in oven for a few minutes if you like but we don't bother to.


18Serve and pull apart chunks of loaf loaded with cheesy garlic and bacon filling.

19SOOOOOOO good and great for your next party or function - you'll be a hit if you arrive with this loaded loaf!

Submitted by Paulene Christie


16 Reviews

Melanie Garland

August 7, 2021

Whats the purpose of the foil? Is it just to lift it out or does it spead up the cooking? Ive done cob loaf before but didn’t use the foil,just the teatowel trick, so I’m curious.

Trudi Morrison-Gardiner

January 20, 2021

Sounds good, looks great! Will be trying (with some additions (diced chilli))!

Tracey Vine

January 17, 2021

This is my daughter’s favourite dish in the slow cooker. It generally made for her birthday every year. We all LOVE it!!

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 21, 2020

Hmmm good question – I don’t see why not 🙂 Then defrost prior to cooking


December 16, 2020

Can this be prepared and frozen?


February 1, 2020

Super quick and easy to make and tastes way better than any bought one. Hard to stop eating it!!!


January 29, 2020

Easy to make and moist and yummy.

Tracy Warner

October 8, 2019

OMG … totally amazing 🤤🤤🤤 A huge hit with everyone.
I swapped out the bacon for salami 😋😋
Definately making again!

OMG Genius Christine!! I’m going camping next weekend and we always use our camp oven too… guess what I’m taking!!

Christine Warnock

October 6, 2019

I take this camping l prep the day before we go and it keeps fine or a day or two taste so good in the camp oven

You could prep it early in the day then cook it later 🙂


July 23, 2019

Looks fantastic! How far ahead can you make this?

De Collins

July 1, 2019

It was beautiful will be definitely be have this again. 😋😁

Jodie Leemhuis

June 21, 2019

This recipe is absolutely amazing!!! Everyone loved it 😋😍 Thanks for sharing this one Paulene 🙂


September 17, 2016

I have tried this and it is awesome, so yummy and easy and the only thing you would need to buy is the cob loaf otherwise you would have everything at home.

Kin Loy

June 3, 2016


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