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ham and swiss hot bread bowl dip

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Renee W.
somwhere in, MI

I'll warn you this isn't the prettiest looking dish when it comes out of the oven, but man is it good! Use any two loaves of artisan-style bread. It would be ideal to have a round French/Italian loaf to bake the dip in and another loaf (that doesn't have to be round) to cut up and use for dip. I can't always easily find a round loaf of bread, so a larger oblong loaf will work, you may just have some spillage. :) I usually sprinkle in a little garlic and onion powder, but the recipe is great on its own. You can always add a little spice suited to your taste.

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Ham and Swiss is a classic sandwich combination. This recipe takes those ingredients and turns them into a dip that's baked in a yummy bread bowl. The dip is very creamy with bits of diced ham throughout the melted Swiss cheese. Green onions and ranch dressing mix add additional flavors. When the toasted bread pieces are gone for dipping, you can just eat the bread bowl. It's delicious down to the very last bite. An easy appetizer for your next party.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 6-8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For ham and swiss hot bread bowl dip

  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 8 oz
    sour cream
  • 8 oz
  • 1/2 pkg
    ranch style dressing mix
  • 5
    green onions, minced
  • 1 lb
    deli ham, cut up small
  • 5 oz
    Swiss cheese, shredded

How To Make ham and swiss hot bread bowl dip

  • Dip ingredients in a bowl.
    Combine all ingredients.
  • Round loaf of bread hollowed out.
    Hollow out one loaf of bread.
  • Dip poured into the bread bowl.
    Put dip in and place on a large enough sheet pan to catch any spillage.
  • Ham and Swiss dip baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
  • Cutting bread into cubes.
    Cube up the other loaf of bread (as well as the bread removed from the loaf used to bake the dip).
  • Toasting cubes of bread in the oven.
    Toast in the oven for 7-10 minutes. Dip is also good with veggies or crackers.