Hot Broccoli Cheese Dip in Bread Bowl Appetizer

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I found this on the back of an insert that was in a box of soup mix, and I haven't made it yet. This looks like an easy appetizer that you could throw together for impromptu guests. My family has made something similiar in the past, but it wasn't a warm dip. Serve the bread cubes, crackers, bagel chips, etc around the outside of the bread bowl on the serving platter.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1 (1 1/2 ounce) envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed, well drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) packageshredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 loaf Hawaiian sweet bread (or any other round loaf of similiar size(Pumpernickel is a good substitute)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix cream cheese, Miracle Whip, and dressing mix in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  3. Add broccoli and 1 1/2 cups of the cheddar cheese; mix well.
  4. Cut slice from top of bread loaf; remove center of loaf; leaving 1-inch thick shell. Cut removed bread into bite-size pieces; cover and set aside for later use.
  5. Spoon cream cheese mixture into bread shell; sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese. Cover with top of bread. Wrap in foil.
  6. Bake 20 minute or until dip is heated through and cheese is melted. Serve with bread pieces for dipping.
  7. Makes 1 qt or 32 servings; 2 Tbsp each.