Savory Party Bread
Wow! Savory Party Bread is amazing. I can’t say enough about this scrumptious dinner or party bread. It is fabulous for company. Everyone who eats it loves it. Did I say it’s really EASY! It’s also quick to put together. This Taste of Home find from their annual recipes cookbook of 1998 is mouthwatering and comfort food at its best. It’s a recipe your family will love.
I served this again last night with Monterey Jack cheese on one half of the loaf and pepper jack cheese on the other. Oh, my! It was delicious that way too. My company loved it! The flavors work so well together. This is great for an appetizer, but if you want to serve bread for dinner in a slightly different way this is a great option.
When I initially posted this recipe in June 2012, it was the early days of my blog so I was still using an iPhone for a camera. My pictures were less than pleasing so I’ve been remaking all those first year recipes so I could get better pictures.
I recently remade Savory Party Bread for a young family who recently had a baby. I made the bread along with Creamed Cabbage Soup and Cake Batter Blondies. While I used only Monterey Jack this time instead of a combination of two cheeses, I also used shredded rather than slices of cheese.
Quite frankly, I think the sliced Monterey Jack or Cheddar Jack cheeses work better than shredded cheese, but my pictures only reflect the shredded cheese.
Give this delicious bread a try and you will soon be drooling!
Savory Party Bread is amazing just out of the oven.
Savory Party Bread is a great appetizer for tailgating parties.
This close up allows you to see the texture of the bread.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Melt butter, add diced green onions and poppy seeds.
Cut bread into cubes but not all the way to the bottom of the bread. Leave at least an inch border at the bottom.
Stuff cheese into the slits of the bread.
While I used shredded cheese this time, this recipe actually works better with sliced cheese.
Pour the butter sauce over top. Wrap bread in foil and bake 15 minutes covered. Uncover bread and bake 10 minutes longer.
This is what Savory Party Bread looked like just out of the oven.
Here’s a close up picture of the texture. Each piece has loads of cheese, green onions, poppy seeds and butter.
Try a bite of Savory Party Bread!
Here’s the recipe.
SAVORY PARTY BREAD
(Recipe from Taste of Home Annual Recipes Cookbook, 1998)
- 1 unsliced round loaf (1 lb.) sourdough bread
- 1 lb. Monterey Jack cheese, sliced or shredded (or use 8-oz. Monterey Jack, and 8-oz. Pepper Jack cheese)
- ½ cup real unsalted butter
- ½ cup chopped green onions
- 3 tbsp. poppy seeds
- Cut the bread lengthwise and crosswise without cutting through the bottom crust.
- Insert cheese between cuts.
- Combine butter, onions and poppy seeds; drizzle over bread.
- Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet.
- Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
- Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted.
Time to dig in!
Every bite of Savory Party Bread is awesome.
This delicious Savory Party Bread can be served as an appetizer or a dinner bread. Whichever you prefer!