All-American Cheese Bread

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by theresa ritschard

land o lakes

Top Review by Ginny Sue

Oh, this was so good! I made this to serve with chili and this was the star of the meal. I baked this in the oven and opened the top of the foil for the last 10 minutes to crisp up the bread. When I removed the loaf from the oven, I sliced it lengthwise from top to bottom to form smaller slices that were easier to grab.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb loaf unsliced Italian bread
  • 13 cup land o lakes butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seed
  • 14 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 10 slices land o lakes cheddar cheese (2 1/4x1x1/4-inch, about 1/2 of 8-ounce package)
  • 10 slices land o lakes monterey jack cheese (2 1/4x1x1/4-inch, about 1/2 of 8-ounce package)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat oven to 350°F Cut loaf into 10 (1-inch) slices almost to bottom crust.
  2. Combine butter, poppy seed and garlic salt in small bowl; mix well. Brush cut-sides of bread with butter mixture.
  3. Place 1 slice cheddar and 1 slice Monterey jack cheese in each cut; sprinkle with parsley.
  4. Wrap loaves loosely in heavy-duty aluminum foil; seal top and ends.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
  6. Grilling Directions: Prepare bread as directed above. Prepare grill placing coals to one side; heat until coals are ash white. Place bread on grill opposite coals. Cover; grill until heated through and cheese is melted (25 to 30 minutes).
  7. Ingredient Substitution Index.

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