A toned-down variant of a Taste of Home recipe, this is basically a tasty cheesy bread that you can vary all sorts of ways. It’s a good mix that’s just easy to keep nibbling on. No it’s not really healthy, but you could get the lowest-fat cheese possible and use spread to tone it down a bit.
Great for a party, sports or TV watching, and so on. Also might be fun with a dip or hummus.
- 1 1-lb round loaf of sourdough (or similar bread and shape)
- 8 oz shredded cheese with a kick (I prefer Monterey Jack or a mexican mix)
- 1/4 cup butter or spread, melted.
- 4 tbsp dried chives
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Slice bread “grid wise” – cutting crosswise, cuts one inch apart, but not going all the way to the bottom – leave about 1/2-3/4″ bread, then do the same to create a “grid” (rotate the Bread 90 degrees, cut again). This leaves you a bread loaf that is sliced but still whole with open slices forming a nice grid.
- Place bread on Tinfoil – enough to wrap the bread.
- Place shredded cheese in the cuts, evenly distribute them.
- Melt spread and pour evenly over bread. and cheese.
- Sprinkle chives over bread.
- Wrap bread fully in tinfoil.
- Place bread on cooky sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
- Unwrap bread and brake for 10 minutes or until cheese is well melted.
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