Southwestern Dip in a Bread Bowl

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by iewe7726

Have had this saved on my computer, looks good! Putting it in 'Zaar for quick reference and safe keeping.

Top Review by Kats Mom

An appetizer recipe with "good bones". After, mixing up the dip, all I could really taste was cheese and and onion. Somehow the chilies and the ham flavors got lost. Since it was supposed to be Southwestern, I added one tablespoon of Penzey's taco seasoning. The finished hot product still tasted mostly like onion cheese. Personally, I would like this dip better served up cold. Nonetheless, this is a great framework for whatever flavors you like. I could see leaving out the ham, green chilies and green onion and adding onion powder, Old Bay, parsley and tuna/shrimp. The cheese dip makes a great basic dip to play with. Dip with French onion soup mix? With Chili? Use your imagination! Thanks, iewe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the top portion off the bread, reserving top. Scoop out inside of loaf, leaving about a 1/2-1 inch thick shell. (You can cut the scooped out bread into pieces to use with the dip later)
  2. In mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients except tortilla chips and mix well. Fill bread shell with cheese mixture.
  3. Place on baking sheet, and cover shell with bread top. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour (cover loosely with foil if bread starts to darken too much).
  4. When ready to serve, remove top and surround with chips and chunks of bread on a platter.

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