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!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spoon cheese mixture into prepared bread bowl; place on a baking sheet.

  • 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.

Editor's note:

Keep the insides of the bread bowl for extra dipping bread or croutons.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

872.9 calories; 34.9 g protein; 95.5 g carbohydrates; 99.1 mg cholesterol; 1870.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2012
I used reduced fat cream cheese and I did add some Frank's Hot Sauce and fresh ground pepper. My husband thought this was a little bland. Next time I will double the onions and chives. Other than that the boys seemed to like it. As in they inhaled the whole dip in 20 minutes. EXCELLENT way to use up leftover ham. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/05/2020
Too much cream cheese and not enough seasoning. Tries dipping various foods in it and still didn't help. This is a good base recipe but I think it needs a lot of tweaking. Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2012
I used reduced fat cream cheese and I did add some Frank's Hot Sauce and fresh ground pepper. My husband thought this was a little bland. Next time I will double the onions and chives. Other than that the boys seemed to like it. As in they inhaled the whole dip in 20 minutes. EXCELLENT way to use up leftover ham. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2012
Super easy to make delicious to eat! Very very yummy:) I tend to eyeball measurements so probably more cheese than required. I did initially loosely cover the bread with aluminum foil then uncover it towards end of cooking. I made the dip the night before so cooking time was longer than stated because it was refrigerated...but well worth the wait! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2012
I used the recipe for the filling as a dip with tortilla chips. I added chopped celery and baked in a glass pan for 30 minutes at 350. This was a great way to use up leftover ham. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2012
Very Yummy! Very filling! Easy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2013
This was a hit at a casual dinner party at our house last night. I prepped the dip the night before and stored in the frig until time to bake. I had a hard time finding a round loaf of bread for some reason so I had to resort to "Plan B" and hollowed a fresh loaf of Italian bread instead. Even my dad the "cheese hater" enjoyed this dip. I found it a tad too rich so I'll probably cut the cream cheese in 1/2 and use 1/2 sour cream if I make this again. THANKS for the recipe Danielle MacDonald! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2013
I used the filling to make crescent roll bundles minus the green onion and chives. Yummy! Half the recipe is enough for one can of crescents. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2015
Huge hit! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/04/2020
Too much cream cheese and not enough seasoning. Tries dipping various foods in it and still didn't help. This is a good base recipe but I think it needs a lot of tweaking. Read More