Ham & Cheesy Bread


There is nothing better than easy.

We are all pinched for time, which makes easy  a magical word.  It means you can do it in no time, with little effort.  Combine easy with delicious and you got a winner.

This idea had been brewing around in my head for a while.  I saw something similar on Pinterest but I can’t find the original source.  If you know where it is let me know so I can give them some link love.

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We have all had that crazy day of endless running around.  Of course that day ends with some kind of social get together were you said you would bring something.  I recommend you keep this recipe in your back pocket because it’s perfect to get you out of such a jam.

Let me show you how easy it is to make.

Dice a block of cheese up into small cubes, toss into the food processor and pulse until broken down into small crumbles.

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Add sour cream, whipped cream cheese, garlic and herbs.

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Process until creamy and spreadable.  Transfer to a bowl and mix in diced ham and chives until well combined.  Sprinkle with a little salt to taste.

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Take a loaf of crusty bread, like a Tuscan bread, using a serrated knife cut the bread into a grid.  Be careful not to cut all the way through.

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Fill all of the cuts with the cheese and ham mixture, leaving some to gently rub on top.  Sprinkle with more cheese crumbles.

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Place bread on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or sprayed with non-stick spray.  Bake int the oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until melted and bubbly.

Hello lover!

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Cheesy gooey bready lover!

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Why yes, I will have another.  Thank you very much!

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The bread comes out soft and gooey, with salty ham goodness.

Who knows maybe after such a long busy day you will decided to just pour yourself a glass of wine and keep the bread all to yourself.

 

Ham & Cheesy Bread
 
Ingredients
  • 16 oz block cheese, cubed
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 loaf crusty bread
  • 3 green onions, chopped
Instructions
  1. Place cubed cheese in a food processor. Pulse until broken down into small crumbles. Set aside ½ of the cheese crumbles.
  2. Add sour cream, whipped cream cheese, rosemary and garlic to the food processor with the cheese. Pulse until smooth and spreadable. Transfer to a bowl, add diced ham and green onions. Mix until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Using a serrated knife cut the loaf in a grid pattern. Fill all the cuts with cheese and ham mixture, leaving just enough to gently rub over the loaf. Sprinkle with reserved cheese crumbles.
  4. Place bread on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes or until melted and bubbly. Garnish with more green onions and serve hot and gooey.
Notes
* Quantities may vary depending on the size of the bread loaf.

Comments

  1. says

    Whoa…add a glass of wine, some friends and who needs dinner? My imagination is running wild on the endless variations. Thanks so much for this eye candy!

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