Savory Party Bread Recipe
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Savory Party Bread Recipe

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It's impossible to stop nibbling on warm pieces of this cheesy, oniony bread. The sliced loaf fans out for a fun presentation. —Kay Daly, Raleigh, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 unsliced round loaf sourdough bread (1 pound)
  • 1 pound Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons poppy seeds

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 481 calories, 31g fat (17g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 782mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut bread widthwise into 1-in. slices to within 1/2 in. of bottom of loaf. Repeat cuts in opposite direction. Cut cheese into 1/4-in. slices; cut slices into small pieces. Place cheese in cuts.
  2. In a small bowl, mix butter, green onions and poppy seeds; drizzle over bread. Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes. Unwrap; bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Take a page from the "magnificent everything bagel" by adding 1 teaspoon each of dried garlic, onion and sesame seeds to the butter mixture.
  • Get little hands involved by having them place cheese in the bread.
  • Make it your own by switching up the cheese (we love smoked Gouda and gooey Brie), customizing seasonings, and adding meaty mix-ins. Bacon, diced salami or ham with sliced olives are all great choices.
  • Originally published as Savory Party Bread in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p64

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    ransonjay User ID: 6631369 264939
    Reviewed Apr. 20, 2017

    "This snack is as amazing!"

    Jellybug User ID: 53068 260618
    Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

    "I added crispy bacon and the bread disappeared in 3 minutes. I am making this bread again, but this time I will prepare two of them..We love the flavor."

    gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 256041
    Reviewed Oct. 28, 2016

    "This is so easy, that I've started just using this for every event. Office potluck? Hit! Christmas party with friends? Everyone loved it! Even if it's not an event and you just want something special with dinner - this recipe is just the ticket. (And it's so easy!)

    Plenty of opportunity to mix it up, too - adding bacon, using a different kind of bread or cheese, adding an extra garlic dipping sauce on the side, they're all winners!"

    dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 255478
    Reviewed Oct. 16, 2016

    "Very good! Added some fresh garlic, bacon bits and parsley flakes. Served with dip bc it needed a little something extra"

    Joaniern User ID: 8325910 252683
    Reviewed Aug. 14, 2016

    "I added crumbed and chopped spinach to the butter and green onions and cooked crumbled bacon really good!!"

    annlynnsue User ID: 3081388 246360
    Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016

    "Awesome appetizer!"

    mvp0512 User ID: 8296412 241192
    Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

    "Sooo good"

    michael61 User ID: 2626962 241057
    Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

    "I found this recipe in an old Taste of Home at my mother in law's house a long time ago. It was raining, I was bored, and found this while picking through old Taste of Home magazines along with about 6 other recipes (through at least 30 mags.) I made this when I got home and have been making it ever since; never did try any of the others. We are a pretty health-conscious family but everyone makes an exception for the cheesy bread! My son was out of town at a party this weekend and called me for the recipe so he could make it as his contribution to a New Year's Eve party. Everyone who has ever tasted it just raves over it. One of the best recipe shares ever!"

    Mattiep. User ID: 3595893 241024
    Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

    "I made two of these breads for different parties I attended over this past Christmas. Everyone raved about them and needless to say, they were gone in no time. The first one I shredded Ex-sharp chedder cheese, mozzarella cheese and swiss cheese along with the onions etc. Everyone basically forgot about their diets. The second one I made with sunflower seed bread and did the same but also added fresh cooked garlic. Once again, it was eaten up very quickly. Everyone loved them both. Great for parties."

    tsuop User ID: 6274346 240089
    Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015 Edited Dec. 26, 2015

    "I can't wait to make this for New Years Eve!! I will eliminate the onion & add garlic YUM!! Thank you for a terrific idea. Me Thinks..... it calls for lots of napkins : ))"

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