Swiss Cheese Bread

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


20 servings

Updated: Aug. 11, 2023
This bread will receive rave reviews, whether you serve it as an appetizer or with a meal. For real convenience, you can make it ahead of time and freeze it! —Karla Boice, Mahtomedi, Minnesota


  • 1 loaf (18 to 20 inches) French bread
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons dried parsley flakes


  1. Cut bread in half crosswise. Make diagonal cuts, 1 in. apart, through bread but not through bottom. Combine all remaining ingredients. Spread half the butter mixture between bread slices. Spread remaining mixture over top and sides of bread.
  2. Place bread on double thickness of foil; cover loosely with more foil. Bake at 425° for 20-30 minutes. For last 5 minutes, remove foil covering bread to allow it to brown.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 187 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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