Creamy Cheese Bread Recipe -
Creamy Cheese Bread Recipe
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Creamy Cheese Bread

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"French bread topped with a creamy Swiss cheese spread tastes great as a party appetizer! These may be served without broiling."

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Original recipe makes 1 loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix sour cream, mayonnaise, Swiss cheese and dry Italian-style salad dressing mix.
  3. Spread the mixture generously on the French bread slices. Arrange slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
  4. Broil in the preheated oven 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is lightly browned.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 24, 2005

I made this for an office potluck - I just put the spread into the crockpot on low- once it was melted together I turned it down to warm and it was awesome! I had slices of crusty bread for everyone to dip with. The office loved it!! I got 10 requests for the recipe that day. Then I made it for a football party and even the men were raving about it! I added about 1/3 envelope of Knorr vegetable soup mix to the recipe and added some more cheese :) - for a little something extra.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 05, 2010

Sorry, did not like it at all. Followed the recipe exactly. Too much of a mayo taste.

Jan 25, 2004

I had this last week at a small party. I couldn't stop eating them!!! I found the recipe here and just made it for an informal dinner party and what a hit it was!!!! And EASY!!!! It can't get any easier. I, also, used a bit of this and made stuffed mushrooms with it. They were fabulous!

Jan 25, 2004

I can't stop making this recipe! It is great. My husband loves the original recipe and I make my with added chopped tomatoes and mozzarella cheese instead of swiss. Either way this is a keeper!! Next time I might even try adding some real bacon bits just for a different taste....

Mar 09, 2008

Love it! Ok, so I told my hubby french bread, he heard texas toast. I used it anyway and we were blown away. I'm terrible with a broiler and burn everything so I decided to bake this at 400 and it was perfect. The cheese melted and got a little toasty on top and the toast was browned on the bottom and the middle was nice and soft. Really fab!

Aug 08, 2008

I was so excited to see this recipe! I have been making these for parties for about 2 years. The one thing that REALLY makes special these though is to add diced bell pepper to the top before baking. Dice the bell pepper VERY fine, and just sprinkle a few (maybe 4 or 5) pieces on the top of the little toasts (I use a skinny baguette loaf sliced up) before baking. For a holiday party it is pretty to dice up red and green bell peppers! I bake these in a 400 degree oven for about 10 or 15 minutes. The spread can be made ahead a couple of days and kept in the fridge. I have also gone ahead and spread it on the bread slices, topped it with the peppers, and placed them all on a cookie sheet covered with plastic wrap in the fridge for a few hours. Great make-ahead party snack!

Jan 25, 2004

delicious, quite easy, and very fast.

Nov 07, 2006

I thought this was very good. Mixed it all the night before and added about 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic to it. We then assembled it the next day right before we baked it. I would have liked a bit more cheese, but that could be my fault; I just eye balled it instead of measuring it in a measuring cup. I will be making this again. Oh, I brought it to work, assembled it and threw it in the toaster oven at 350 for about 7 minutes and then toasted it so that it got nice and brown on top. Coworkers loved it and I had to give them the recipe too!


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  • Calories
  • 349 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 10.8 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 873 mg
  • 35%

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

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