Ham and Cheese Dip in a Bread Bowl Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Ham and Cheese Dip in a Bread Bowl Recipe
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Ham and Cheese Dip in a Bread Bowl

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"A delicious warm appetizer to put out that soon everyone will gobble up. Quick and easy to make with few ingredients. Puts a whole new meaning to ham and cheese!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cut a 1-inch thick slice from the top of round bread loaf; hollow out the loaf to use as a bread bowl. Slice the cut-off top of the loaf into cubes for dipping.
  3. Combine cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, ham, green onion, and chives in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave on high power for about 15 seconds to warm ingredients for easier stirring.
  4. Spoon cheese mixture into prepared bread bowl; place on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake filled bread bowl in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until bread bowl is toasted and dip is bubbling, about 30 minutes. Serve with Italian bread cubes for dipping.
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  • Editor's note:
  • Keep the insides of the bread bowl for extra dipping bread or croutons.

Reviews More Reviews

Apr 14, 2012

I used reduced fat cream cheese and I did add some Frank's Hot Sauce and fresh ground pepper. My husband thought this was a little bland. Next time I will double the onions and chives. Other than that, the boys seemed to like it. As in, they inhaled the whole dip in 20 minutes. EXCELLENT way to use up leftover ham.

Apr 09, 2012

Super easy to make, delicious to eat! Very, very yummy :) I tend to eyeball measurements, so probably more cheese than required. I did initially loosely cover the bread with aluminum foil, then uncover it towards end of cooking. I made the dip the night before, so cooking time was longer than stated because it was refrigerated...but well worth the wait!


10 Ratings

Dec 28, 2012

I used the recipe for the filling as a dip with tortilla chips. I added chopped celery and baked in a glass pan for 30 minutes at 350. This was a great way to use up leftover ham.

Mar 23, 2013

This was a hit at a casual dinner party at our house last night. I prepped the dip the night before and stored in the frig until time to bake. I had a hard time finding a round loaf of bread for some reason, so I had to resort to "Plan B" and hollowed a fresh loaf of Italian bread instead. Even my dad, the "cheese hater", enjoyed this dip. I found it a tad too rich, so I'll probably cut the cream cheese in 1/2 and use 1/2 sour cream if I make this again. THANKS for the recipe, Danielle MacDonald!

Aug 26, 2012

Very Yummy! Very filling! Easy!

Mar 25, 2013

I used the filling to make crescent roll bundles, minus the green onion and chives. Yummy! Half the recipe is enough for one can of crescents.


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  • Calories
  • 873 kcal
  • 44%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 95.5 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 38.2 g
  • 59%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 34.9 g
  • 70%
  • Sodium
  • 1871 mg
  • 75%

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

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