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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 cups 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 382 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 700mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.
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  • tamstrat
    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
    Nov 24, 2013

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

  • bjsilve0
    Oct 28, 2011

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

  • sharonallison
    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
    Jul 18, 2011

    Check out my review of this recipe on my blog

  • dilbert098
    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
    Jul 1, 2010

    My family raved over this delicious!