Hot Bacon Cheese Spread


This creamy spread, made with Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheeses, is sure to warm up your next holiday party. Guests never wander too far from the table when I put out this fragrant dip.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
16 servings


  • 1 (1 pound) loaf unsliced round Italian bread

  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup mayonnaise*

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  1. Cut top fourth off loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1-in. shell. Cube removed bread and set aside. Combine the remaining ingredients; spoon into bread bowl. Replace top. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until heated through. Serve with reserved bread cubes.


Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise may not be substituted for regular mayonnaise in this recipe.