Hawaiian Cheese Bread Recipe
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Hawaiian Cheese Bread Recipe

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"This bread is absolutely delicious," promises Amy McIlvain in Wilmington, Delaware. "My mother’s friend brought it to a party at work, and after one bite, Mom knew she had to have the recipe. With constant nagging, she eventually got it! Simple and fast, this mouthwatering loaf is a hit with everybody and at every kind of function."—Amy McIlvain, Wilmington, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) Hawaiian sweet bread
  • 1 block (8 ounces) Swiss cheese
  • 3 slices red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 199 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 314mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. Cut bread diagonally into 1-in. slices to within 1 in. of bottom. Repeat cuts in opposite direction. Cut Swiss cheese into 1/4-in. slices; cut slices into small pieces. Insert into bread. Combine the onion, butter, garlic and salt; spoon over bread.
  2. Wrap loaf in foil. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Hawaiian Cheese Bread in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p33

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 265944
Reviewed May. 14, 2017

"A big hit! We also make the savory party bread found on this site. This will be a nice addition to change it up."

honey25 User ID: 5819292 262083
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2017

"There's not a crumb left when I serve this bread. It's a great party food or accompaniment to soups and salads."

sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 252796
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

"This was great, but I used green onions in place of red, & a dash of garlic salt in place of the minced garlic & salt."

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 243457
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2016

"Made this last night for the Super Bowl. It was pretty good. If I made it again, I would puree the onions, or mince them. I didn't care for the diced pieces of onion on it."

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 229478
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"Everyone loved this at my party! It went fast and is fun to look at."

collectorkerri User ID: 212062 106814
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"This bread received raves at the moms' night out I brought it to. Everyone loved it. It definitely has earned a place at my family's all-appetizer Christmas Eve dinner this year."

auntb950 User ID: 3743918 106812
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2013

"Check your grocery store deli for this bread sold under King's Hawaiian bread.  It comes in dinner rolls, round loaf and sandwich buns.  It's a sweet bread and it does not have cheese in the bread. "

auntb950 User ID: 3743918 106810
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2013

"We buy King's Hawaiian bread here.  It is usually found in the deli section of your grocery stores.  It comes in the round loaf, in dinner rolls and in sandwich buns.  There's no cheese in it.  It's just a sweet bread."

tasha1234 User ID: 5163667 171460
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2013

"I would love to give this recipe a whirl but have never heard of Hawaiian Cheese bread. Could someone supply a recipe or at least tell me what ingredients are in this type of bread.


craft_crazy User ID: 54246 96644
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"Where do you buy Hawaiian sweet bread. Would pumpernickel bread work?"

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