Ham and Cheese Dip in a Bread Bowl

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!

Original recipe makes 6 servings


1 (16 ounce) loaf round bread
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1 (8 ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 loaf Italian bread, sliced into bite-size cubes

  • 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.


Calories: 873 kcal
Carbohydrates: 95.5 g
Cholesterol: 99 mg
Fat: 38.2 g
Fiber: 5.1 g
Protein: 34.9 g
Sodium: 1871 mg