Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 10 mins

This bread has become a favorite in my house. I get more requests for it than I do for garlic bread. And there are never any leftovers of this when I make it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 loaf Italian bread or 1 loaf French bread
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet dry ranch dressing mix
  • 12 cup parmesan cheese
  • 14 cup butter


  1. Slice bread almost whole way through being careful to still leave it connected at bottom of loaf.
  2. Put bread on a sheet of aluminun foil large enough to fold up around the loaf.
  3. Melt butter, add the remaining ingredients to the melted butter and mix.
  4. Spread this mix in the slices in the bread.
  5. I use a tablespoon and put one spoonful between each slice.
  6. There will be a little of the butter mix left, I usually pour this over the top of the bread.
  7. Wrap aluminun foil up around sides of loaf, leaving the top exposed.
  8. Cook for 10 minute on 350, this is just long enough to make the top and bottom crispy and warm the bread up.
  9. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

YUM! I love ranch so I knew I would love it. My DH is not as big of a fan of ranch and he also loved this. I spread it on some sourdough bread that was going stale and baked it in the oven open face style and it was very good. Crispy and flavorful! Also, I kept the leftover butter in the fridge and used it later, keeps very well.

Ambiann November 10, 2009

This was really good. I used a fresh baked loaf of Italian bread and would like to try a French loaf next time. But the amount of butter mixture was not enough to cover both sides of the loaf. So I would definitely double the amount of butter and probably reduce the amount of the dry Ranch mix (as it was a bit over-powering). Thanks for sharing your recipe, Lorealle.

NorthwestGal October 12, 2009

Very easy to make. Based on earlier reviews I did not use a full seasoning packet. The flavor was wonderful. After cutting the loaf I slipped the slices of bread under the broiler for a few minutes on each side. The end result was a crisp, crunchy, tasty bread. We will definitely be using this recipe again. Thanks for posting! Mad for PAC-O, Fall 2009

QueenBee49444 October 11, 2009