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Monterey Ranch Bread

 Monterey Ranch Bread
"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.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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