Hot Cheese Dip In A Loaf

Hot Cheese Dip In A Loaf 


2 (16 oz) loaves French bread
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 3/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup chopped cooked ham
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Paprika to taste


Cut top ¼ from 1 loaf of bread
Scoop out bread from bottom portion, leaving 1” thick shell
Cut top, scooped out bread portion and remaining loaf in 1” cubes
Place bread shell and cubes on large baking sheet
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until lightly toasted
Beat cream cheese in bowl
Add sour cream and beat until creamy
Add cheese, ham, green onions, green pepper and Worcestershire sauce
Mix well with spoon
Spoon mixture into bread shell
Sprinkle with paprika
Wrap filled shell in heavy duty foil and place on baking sheet
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
Unwrap loaf
Place on large serving platter
Surround loaf with toasted bread cubes and serve immediately

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