Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a MUST try recipe....I've been making it years and have nothing but rave reviews. I recommend everyone give this a go and if you dont LOVE it you can hunt me down and beat me with a

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut a thin slice from top of bread loaf,set slice aside.
  2. Using a gentle sawing motion, cut vertically to, but not through, bottom of the loaf, 1/2 inch from the edge.
  3. Lift out center of loaf; tear into 1-inch cubes, and set aside.
  4. Cut ham, spring onion, jalapeno and capsicum into very small dice.
  5. Mix cream cheese, sour cream and tasty cheese in bowl, add other ingredients and mix well.
  6. Place mixture into the cavity of the bread and replace top of loaf.
  7. Wrap in foil and cook in moderate oven for about 1 hour.
  8. Before serving give the dip a little stir to ensure even distribution of cheese.
  9. Serve with reserved bread chunks that have been toasted in oven. Once these have been consumed everyone just tears open the bread bowl.
  10. Also good with corn chips.
Most Helpful

WOW this sounds great i really like the ideal of the jalapenos

JOANN-N-TRACY September 27, 2009

This was a huge success at our small gathering last night. I wrongly bought two sour creams instead of one cream cheese, but it still worked out, it was just a little runny. I added quite a bit of tabasco, and the pepper I used was called "Mild pepper", jalapeno is hard to find. I also used red onion as I had some to use up. I will make again. Friends said it tasted like a pizza!

Chickee August 23, 2009

Wonderful flavor and great for a party appetizer. I added a bit of garlic powder and used parmesan cheese for my choice of cheese. Easy preparation. Prepared for the Edition 8 of Make My Recipe Tag Event.

Seasoned Cook July 23, 2009