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Party Cheese Bread

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.


16 servings

You can't go wrong with this recipe. The cheesy, butter bread is so simple to make but the taste is sinful. Plus it looks fantastic, and people just flock to it! It's better than the usual garlic bread with pasta, too. —Karen Grant, Tulare, California
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  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Mix all remaining ingredients except chives; drizzle over bread. Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake 20 minutes. Unwrap; bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with chives.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • A sharp serrated knife works best here so you don't end up tearing the bread.
  • Turn this into a turtle or a hedgehog using additional small rolls, vegetables, pickles and olives. So cute!
  • Keep these essential bread baking supplies handy for this recipe.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 237 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 468mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.