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Party Cheese Bread

 Party Cheese Bread
You can't go wrong with this recipe. It looks fantastic and people just flock to it! It's great with pasta, too. Cheesy, buttery and finger-licking good, this bread is hard to beat. It's so simple and the taste is sinful! —Karen Grant, Tulare, California
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 round loaf sourdough bread (1 pound)
  • 1 pound Monterey Jack cheese, thinly sliced

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; set aside. Cut
  • bread diagonally into 1-in. slices to within 1/2 in. of bottom of
  • loaf. Repeat cuts in opposite direction. Arrange cheese slices in
  • cuts. Drizzle butter mixture over bread.
  • Wrap loaf in foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15
  • minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 491 calories, 30 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 1,012 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein.