This Cheese Bread is packed full of flavor and is ready in just 30 minutes.
Can you believe Thanksgiving is two weeks away? If your family is anything like ours it can be difficult to get everyone together for one meal on Thanksgiving Day. We usually have a few different dinners throughout the month so that we can get together with everyone as time allows. One of the reasons I like this way better (aside from the fact that I get to see family more) is because not one person is responsible for making everything for the meal. We all help out by bringing side dishes, drinks, appetizers and desserts. Not only is it easier for everyone but we also get a good variety of food.
This year it is my turn to bring appetizers. I have made Fried Pickles and Wings before so I wanted to make something different, something easy and something packed full of flavor. We are pretty big cheese lovers so I knew cheese was going to be involved and then I remembered how much we love cheese bread with our pizza. Cheese Bread it was! But the cheese bread I usually makes takes a few hours and that wasn’t very easy. Plus I wanted more flavor than just cheese. So Easy Cheesy Party Bread was born.
All you need is a round loaf of sour dough bread, cheese, butter and basil. Slice up the bread, throw in the cheese, drizzle the butter and basil and pop it in the oven for 25 minutes then BAM! You’ve got yourself the yummiest cheesy bread you have ever tasted. The sweet and savory basil pairs perfectly with the sharp cheddar cheese. If you aren’t a fan of cheddar cheese you can always substitute Swiss or Monterrey Jack.
- 1 round loaf of sour dough bread
- 1 cup of sharp cheddar sliced into 1/4" slices and cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 2 Tbsp basil chopped
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Slice sour dough bread every inch horizontally and almost all the way through (leave about 1/2" from bottom)
- Turn bread and slice every inch vertically.
- Stuff cheese slices into each cut section.
- Mix butter and basil and drizzle on top of bread.
- Wrap bread in foil and bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove foil and cook for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
This bread isn’t just for Thanksgiving. You can make it for New Years Eve, Super Bowl Sunday or any gathering where you want to wow your guests. They’ll think you spent hours (or a good chunk of change) preparing this tasty treat.
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What’s your go to party food?