Monterey Ranch Bread Recipe
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Monterey Ranch Bread Recipe

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"This rich, cheesy loaf is a quick-and-easy addition to any meal," writes Shirley Privratsky of Dickinson, North Dakota. Or serve it as an appealing appetizer for a casual get-together.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup ranch salad dressing with bacon
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 382 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 700mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine 2 cups (8 oz.) cheese and 3/4 cup salad dressing with bacon; set aside. Cut 1 loaf (1 lb.) French bread in half lengthwise; brush with 2 Tbsp. melted butter. Broil 4 in. from heat on baking sheets until golden brown. Spread with cheese mixture. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with minced fresh parsley. Serves 8. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Monterey Ranch Bread in Quick Cooking January/February 2002, p8

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tamstrat User ID: 6818678 228055
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2015

"Absolutely delicious! My kids request this a lot. The only thing I change is I add diced cooked bacon (not bacon bits) prior to baking. It's so yummy!"

raych32 User ID: 1013655 102535
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"My family loves this bread, its a nice change from the usual garlic bread. Great recipe, thanks!!!"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 41419
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"We did not like the flavor. Disappointed because it looked good."

sharonallison User ID: 4589373 119023
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"Deliscious served with soup. There is enough spread to cover 2 side of 2 large loaves. Next time I'm trying diced green onion and maybe diced ham on very thin slices as hour devoure's. Thank you for this recipe, very good!!"

vickdn User ID: 1559326 90676
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2011

"Check out my review of this recipe on my blog"

dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 58120
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2010

"This is a great spin on an old classic cheese bread. this was the right combination of flavours and of all the items left on the menu there wasn't enough of this to wrap up for left overs! great recipe, thanks for sharing!"

RenaeW User ID: 4807914 58115
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"My family raved over this delicious!"

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