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Hot Bacon Cheese Spread


  • 1 unsliced round loaf (1 pound) Italian bread
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  • 1. Cut top fourth off loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1-in. shell. Cube removed bread and set aside. Combine the remaining ingredients; spoon into bread bowl. Replace top. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until heated through. Serve with reserved bread cubes.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 263 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 433mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


Average Rating: 4.368421
  • debrac
    Mar 23, 2015

    recipe indicates 2 cups 8 oz of Monterey Jack. One cup is 8 oz wouldn't it be 16 oz for 2 cups ? The recipe then says 1 cup 4 oz of parmesan, there again 4 oz is a half a cup, which is it?? measurements are in question.

  • wilma6308
    Dec 31, 1969

    A little too garlicy but everyone loved the bacon and cheese!

  • randcbruns
    Dec 31, 1969

    Who doesn't like bacon and cheese. This is great for all sorts of occasions. I do recommend using the best cheese possible, no shaker parmesan, I prefer shredded it from a block of imported. This helps with the grease that others have talked about. Also, the bread bowl help absorb some of the oils from the cheese. My family prefers to add more bacon and a touch of garlic powder. This is a fun one to play with.

  • LzW09
    Aug 26, 2013

    Oh so good!!!! Made this and it was gobbled right up!

  • DN27
    Apr 18, 2013

    This is a treat!

  • barbschoen
    Jan 1, 2013

    I made this dip for a party and threw it away after trying it. It was awful and very greasy. I can't believe there have been so many good reviews on it.

  • flambay
    Dec 9, 2012

    I took this for Thanksgiving this year and it was the biggest hit of the day!

  • parksville
    May 30, 2012

    Great dip, but needed a 1-1/2 lb loaf. Instead of the hassle of cooking bacon, used 1 - 3oz/85g pkg bacon bits . Did not need to replace the top. Set on parchment lined baking sheet covered loosely w/ tin foil b/c the bread can burn easily. Served w/ crackers - it was delicious. Enough for 4 people.

  • jax4787
    Feb 23, 2012

    Made this for a birthday party and everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. Will definitely make again!

  • milodoster
    Dec 27, 2011

    Made this for Christmas for a party. It was given rave reviews! Delicious recipe!

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