Hot Baked Cheese Dip With Ham

Cheesy Bread Bowl
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  • 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 4 Cups (8 servings)

This baked cheese dip is the perfect dish to bring to a potluck, tailgate, or party.

It is a hot baked cheese dip made with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, ham, and peppers, along with seasonings and bread. Regardless of where you are, this Southern favorite packs a lot of punch and is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups shredded mild Cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup cooked diced ham
  • 1 can (about 4 ounces) chopped mild green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno peppers, or to taste, optional
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 round loaf of bread (boule)

How to Make It

  1. In a medium bowl, combine Cheddar and cream cheese, sour cream, ham, chile peppers, chopped green onions, and Worcester sauce. Mix to blend well. Set aside.
  2. Cut a thin slice from top of bread loaf; set slice aside. Using a serrated knife, carefully cut vertically to, but not through, the bottom of the loaf about 1/2 inch from the edge.
  3. Lift out the center of the loaf and cut the bread into 1-inch cubes. Put the bread cubes in a bowl; cover and set aside.
  1. Fill hollowed bread loaf with the dip and cover it with the top slice of bread loaf.
  2. Wrap the filled loaf well in foil. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour. Serve with reserved bread cubes, crackers, or potato chips.


  • Instead of ham, add about 1/4 cup of diced cooked bacon.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 462
Total Fat 39 g
Saturated Fat 22 g
Unsaturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 117 mg
Sodium 598 mg
Carbohydrates 11 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 18 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)