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Cheesy Poppy Seed Bread Recipe
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Cheesy Poppy Seed Bread

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"Easy game day appetizer that you can prepare in advance. Guests will just reach in and pull out a chunk of bread. You'll need lots of napkins!"

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cover a baking sheet with a layer of aluminum foil.
  2. Without cutting through the bottom of the bread, deeply score the bread into 1 inch squares. Place the bread on the prepared baking sheet. Tuck the sliced Swiss cheese into the cuts, making sure to get into each score mark. Evenly sprinkle the green onions over the cheese, tucking some down into the cuts.
  3. Stir together the melted butter, poppy seeds, and celery salt. Spoon the butter mixture evenly over the stuffed bread. Cover the loaf with another sheet of aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted and the bread is hot, about 1 hour.
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Oct 06, 2011

Wow! this is so easy and so versatile. You could use many combinations of cheese and seasonings. I added a few cloves of minced garlic to the butter mixture and baked it about 30 minutes tightly covered. Thanks for sharing Tonja!

Oct 16, 2009

Keep cheese cheesy, don't overcook.


7 Ratings

Jan 08, 2012

I took this to a New Years Eve party and it was a hit! I didn't have celery salt so I used garlic salt and it turned out delicious! I also used a combination of monterey jack, mozzarella, and swiss cheese. It only needed to warm in the oven for 30 minutes. Great, easy recipe.

Oct 28, 2011

This was super good! I also liked that it was a little different from all of the other appetizers. I made a few changes to go with what I had & what not: 1) couldn't find sourdough, so used an Italian loaf. 2) Added in some garlic powder to the butter mix 3) used a little less than 1 lb of cheese. A little of this for sure goes a long way, and I don't even want to know how many calories I consumed but it recieved good reviews at the Halloween party I made it for tonight. THANKS FOR SHARING! :)

Aug 24, 2011

great recipe but doesn't need 1 hour ... just 20 to 25 minutes in a preheated oven :-)

Nov 24, 2009

We've made something very similar to this for years. The differences with our version: use a 1lb loaf of Hawaiian sweet bread, add 1 tsp garlic salt and a tsp lemon juice. Our version also uses a whole cup of butter, but I always thought that it was too much. I can tell you that this is wonderfully addictive! I look forward to trying it with the sourdough for a change.

Jan 20, 2015

It was a fun dish for a football game. I would tweak it the next time, using gruyere instead of swiss, and trying shallots instead of green onions, and I used garlic salt instead of celery salt. I skipped the poppy seeds because I didn't have any. Also overcooked did not need the time allowed in the recipe. The bottom ended up over-done. I didn't think it was going to be very popular but it was gone by the end of the game.


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  • Calories
  • 247 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 11.3 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 374 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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