Hot Broccoli Cheese Dip in Bread Bowl Appetizer

"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."
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Ready In:
1 quart loaf


  • 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) package shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 loaf Hawaiian sweet bread (or any other round loaf of similiar size(Pumpernickel is a good substitute)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix cream cheese, Miracle Whip, and dressing mix in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  • Add broccoli and 1 1/2 cups of the cheddar cheese; mix well.
  • 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.
  • Spoon cream cheese mixture into bread shell; sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese. Cover with top of bread. Wrap in foil.
  • Bake 20 minute or until dip is heated through and cheese is melted. Serve with bread pieces for dipping.
  • Makes 1 qt or 32 servings; 2 Tbsp each.

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