Swiss Onion Spiral Bread

Recipe by KateL
READY IN: 1hr 19mins
YIELD: 1 loaf


  • 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 1/2 teaspoon dill seed, for garnish (may add more to taste)


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