Looking for an easy, gooey snack? You know for cozying up to watch a Hallmark movie, or the Superbowl? I would have said the NCAA Championship game, but they played that last night. Oh, well. There’s still basketball. And hockey! Anyway, this one has lots of possibilities and can be tweaked to meet individual tastes.
Total Time: 45 Min.
Prep Time: 20 Min.
Cook Time: 25 Min.
Made with a round sourdough bread loaf, these Cheesy Bread Pulls are a neat way to present friends and family with garlicky, bacon-studded goodness.
What You Need
1 sourdough bread loaf (1 lb.)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Big Slice Mild Cheddar Cheese Slices
6 slices cooked OSCAR MAYER Bacon, crumbled
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1 green onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
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Let’s Make It
1 – Heat oven to 350ºF.
2 – Use serrated knife to make vertical cuts, 1 inch apart, in top of bread loaf, being careful to not cut through to bottom of loaf. Turn bread 1/4 turn; repeat cuts.
3 – Cut each cheese slice into thirds; press into cuts in bread along with the bacon. Place loaf on large sheet of foil.
4 – Mix remaining ingredients until blended; drizzle over bread. Wrap with Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil; place on baking sheet.
5 – Bake 25 min. or until heated through, unwrapping bread after 15 min.
Tip 1 – Size Wise: Enjoy this warm, cheesy bread but remember to keep tabs on portions.
Tip 2 – Substitute: Prepare using OSCAR MAYER Natural Smoked Uncured Bacon.
Tip 3 – Cheesy Chili Bread Pulls: Prepare as directed, using KRAFT Big Slice Pepper Jack Cheese Slices, and substituting 1 drained can (4 oz.) chopped green chiles for the crumbled cooked bacon, and 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro for the green onions.
My Tip – I like sharp cheddar so I vote for using that instead of mild.
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