Total Time
1hr 19mins
Prep 49 mins
Cook 30 mins

Entered for safe-keeping. From Anne Knapp, Tacoma, Washington, as submitted to BH&G. Uses frozen white bread dough to save time. If you like Swiss cheese, onions and bacon, what's not to like?

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 16 ounces frozen white bread dough, thawed
  • 4 ounces swiss cheese, shredded (1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons cooked bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled or 2 tablespoons bacon bits
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 12 teaspoon poppy seeds (may add more to taste) or 12 teaspoon dill seed, for garnish (may add more to taste)


  1. Either grease a cookie sheet, or place ungreased silpat sheet on cookie sheet.
  2. In a small skillet cook onion in butter or margarine until tender.
  3. On floured surface roll out bread dough to a 17x7-inch rectangle, spread cooked onion over dough.
  4. Sprinkle shredded cheese and bacon on top.
  5. Roll up jelly-roll fashion from the long side, pinching edges to seal.
  6. Place roll, seam side down, on cookie sheet. Score top of loaf crosswise, making cuts 1/4-inch deep.
  7. Cover; let rise in a warm place 30-45 minutes or until almost double.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Brush top of bread with egg; sprinkle with poppy seed or dill seed.
  10. Bake 25-30 minutes. Serve warm.
  11. Note: to reheat, wrap in foil and heat in 400-degree-Fahrenheit oven for 15-20 minutes.).
Most Helpful

Loved it, Kathy... and I usually don't bake anything! (I will post a full review later). Super easy and yummy (my kind of recipe). Thanks for sharing. (Made for PRMR)

rosie316 January 02, 2014

This is a good recipe. I thought it would have more flavor. Maybe I had more dough and didn't have enough filling. I don't know cause I made my own white bread dough. I would have like more than 1/2 cup of onion. I used 1 cup of swiss cheese but more would be great I'm sure. I didn't add any seeds on top. Thanks KateL :)

Boomette April 19, 2009

I made my own dough and baked this as rolls, rather than as a loaf, since we would not have been able to eat an entire loaf, or even half. It worked really well. I am sure it will warm up nicely tomorrow for my lunchtime soup. I will try this with different cheeses, and perhaps sliced ham or turkey rather than bacon next time.

duonyte February 11, 2009