Cheesy Italian Bread

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Recipe by Melandsid

This was told to me by a friend and it is really good! I like to serve this with spaghetti or lasagna. I don't measure the dressing to pour over bread... I just use enough to cover it like I would pizza sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 cups flour
  • flour, to dust countertop
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1.5 (1/3 ounce) packets fast rising yeast
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I usually use a colby-jack blend... but really any cheese works)
  • Italian dressing (I like Kraft Zesty Italian)
  • vegetable oil


  1. Combine flour, salt, sugar, and yeast in large mixing bowl. Mix well.
  2. Combine the hot water into the flour mixture and make sure to scrape the bowl to get up all the flour.
  3. Sprinkle some flour on a clean countertop or large cutting board and knead the bread to thoroughly combine all ingredients. (Add enough flour so dough isn't 'too' sticky).
  4. Form into large ball.
  5. Pour a small amount of vegetable oil into clean large mixing bowl (around a tbsp) and place ball of dough in bowl flipping it around to coat with oil.
  6. Place hot damp kitchen towel over bowl (stretching it across to cover bowl) and let sit for 25 minutes.
  7. Preheat Oven to 375 degrees.
  8. Grease large cookie sheet or pizza pan and spread dough out evenly.
  9. Pour Italian dressing over dough (using spoon to spread it out evenly).
  10. Sprinkle cheese over dough.
  11. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes until bread is golden and cheese is bubbly.

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