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Swiss-Onion Bread Ring

My pull-apart bread recipe is crisp and golden on the outside, rich and buttery on the inside. Thanks to store-bought dough, this cheesy bread is a cinch to make. —Judi Messina, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    1 loaf (12 servings)


  • 2-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds, divided
  • 2 tubes (11 ounces each) refrigerated French bread
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted


  • Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds in a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan. Cut the dough into forty 1-in. pieces; place half in prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of the cheese and onions. Top with 1 teaspoon poppy seeds; drizzle with half of the butter. Repeat layers.
  • Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately invert onto a wire rack. Serve warm.

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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 152 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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    • Meredith
      Apr 14, 2019

      Pretty good bread. I used 1 loaf from a 3-loaf bag of Rhodes frozen loaves. Since I only baked 1 loaf, I only made half the recipe. After the bread raised for 5 hours, I sliced it into 14 pieces with a bench knife (7 horizontal cuts and 1 down the middle lengthwise). I stacked my pieces in a loaf pan (with filling in the middle and top, of course) and baked for 35 minutes. There was no excessive butter. This bread reminded me of pizza crust.

    • wtchocean
      Nov 21, 2012

      No comment left

    • Lizardo7
      Oct 19, 2012

      I've made this for years, and it is always a hit. I use the frozen Bridgeford bread (one loaf defroasted). Takes more time, but rises nicely. I let it rise twice - before and after the ingredients.

    • cmessimer
      Jan 22, 2012

      this has become one of my extended family's most requested recipes...I'm asked to bring it to almost every get together...and it's super easy!

    • cradcliffe
      Oct 9, 2011

      My family loves this bread. It goes well with everything. I have also made it using crescent roll dough instead biscuit dough.

    • cibowman
      Jul 25, 2011

      I love this bread. I have made it many times and goes well with soups and chilies. I modify it only by dipping the bread pieces into the melted butter.

    • deb campbell
      Jun 29, 2010

      i love serving this bread at my partys, it goes with everything. when i cant find french bread tubes i buy the bread sticks (2 pcks) they work really well

    • dbkurth
      Nov 19, 2009

      EVERYONE loves this bread. I cut the recipe in half and put it in a bread loaf pan which makes the perfect amount.

    • Ntinsley4
      Apr 6, 2009

      Very good, but I would reduce the amount of melted butter next time. When I turned the pan over to place it on the wire rack, hot melted butter spilled all over my marble countertop!!

    • madelin hoggard
      Nov 6, 2008

      I made this with home made white bread dough and it was delicious!Madelin