Party Cheese Bread
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
- 1 round loaf sourdough bread (1 pound)
- 1 pound Monterey Jack cheese, sliced
- 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
- Minced fresh chives, optional
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cut bread into 1-in. slices to within 1/2 in. of bottom of loaf. Repeat cuts in opposite direction. Insert cheese in cuts.
- Mix all remaining ingredients except chives; drizzle over bread. Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet.
- Bake 20 minutes. Unwrap; bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with chives.
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Nutrition Facts1 serving: 237 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 468mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.
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Dec 30, 2019
Impressed my dinner guests- many oohs and aaahs. I mixed cheeses- white cheddar and Monterey Jack. They couldn’t stay away from it.
Oct 1, 2019
I made this recipe on 9/5/19. I did not have a sour dough round bread loaf, so I used a standard loaf of white bakery bread and 7.5-oz. sliced Monterey Pepper Jack cheese, cut and placed in the bread cuts. I used dried minced onion as I did not have onion powder. This bread was delicious! I must admit that I'd sampled quite a bit after it was baked!
Apr 9, 2019
I made this for dinner last night to go with some homemade vegetable soup. I must say, it is quite addicting! Instead of Monterey jack cheese, I used muenster (that's what I had on hand) and topped with bacon instead of chives. I also added a small amount of the bacon fat to the butter mixture that is poured on top of the loaf before baking. This is one delicious bread... perfect for a party, finger food, to serve as a "side" with soup ..... really, it's good at anytime as a "communal" toasted cheese sandwich with a mustard "kick"!
Dec 13, 2018
This is delicious!! I make for almost every family get together. I like changing it up, using Brie with raspberry jam, and mozzarella and Parmesan with prepared pesto. So much fun to come up with new flavors!,
Oct 31, 2018
Looks tasty, but doesn’t service well. Once it it slightly cooled, it all is one big clump
Feb 8, 2015
My family loves this recipe. My only change - I use Dijonnaise instead of regular Dijon mustard. This maybe gives it a little milder mustard flavor. It's not low cal, but none of my recipes are!!
Nov 2, 2014
great, easy & very pretty appetizer..I too added bacon over the top..guys loved it ,while watching football.
Oct 5, 2014
It also makes no sense to comment/complain about other ratings, give the recipe one star in order to do so, but give no actual feedback on the recipe. It takes away from the true rating for the recipe.I did make this bread and it was delicious! I added crumbled bacon to the top and served it at a brunch tailgate. I will probably shred the cheese next time to allow better, more even melting.
Oct 2, 2014
Amen Masterpiece. What good does it do to say they haven';t tired it, tasted it, or made it???? Hold REVIEW until AFTER you have actually attempted this or at least tasted it...
Sep 27, 2014
I don't understand how anyone who hasn't made this as written, can rate it appropriately. I wanted to see reviews from people who actually made this.