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Bread Bowl Dip -- For the BBQ Starter!

Updated on March 13, 2016

Easy Peasy Cheesy Bread Bowl Dip

This bread bowl dip is a favorite recipe winning praise each time it is served. It is so easy and versatile and the dip can be varied to suit your pantry contents! Not only that the whole bowl can be eaten.

The bread bowl becomes crispy and deliciously crunchy with a soft center of warm cheesy dip. It is very satisfying and can be a meal in itself. It's great for BBQ evenings for a crowd. And it is a warming, comforting meal as Autumn approaches with cooler days. A delicious warming Autumn dip....

You are sure to win compliments whatever the season, whatever the reason!

Photo: Corel

Bread bowl ingredients
Bread bowl ingredients

Gather Your Ingredients

The main ingredient obviously is the bread. Choose a good quality round loaf: a Cob loaf, sour dough loaf or other rustic round loaf. Do not use the flat sandwich breads. They tend to be a bit soft and do not have the look you are after.

You will need a cup of tasty grated cheese - cheddar is best.

A tin of salmon or tuna.

One cup of mayonnaise. ( I have also used cream cheese).

Chopped spring onions.

Salt and Pepper. Worcester sauce.

Bread Bowl Dip
Bread Bowl Dip

Directions

Cut the top of the loaf as neatly as you can. This will be the lid of your bowl.

Carefully scoop out the bread leaving a thick enough layer for your bowl. If you are careful with taking the bread out of the center you can slice it and toast them to be used for dipping into the warm dip.

Place the bread on a large sheet of Aluminium foil. You will need to have enough to wrap the whole loaf without any bread showing.

Mix all ingredients together and pile into the hole left in the bread. Replace the bread lid.

Wrap the foil over the bread and place in a low oven for at least an hour. The bread bowl will be deliciously crunchy but soft inside...and the dip, yum. What more can I say?

Part Bread Dip
Part Bread Dip
igourmet's Favorites - 4 Cheese Sampler (30 ounce)
igourmet's Favorites - 4 Cheese Sampler (30 ounce)

As well as part of the ingredients these cheeses will also make for a great cheese board to serve alongside your bread bowl dip.

 

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  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 40 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour
  • Yields: 10 or more

Ingredients

  • Good quality round loaf: a Cob loaf
  • sour dough loaf or other rustic round loaf.
  • One cup of tasty grated cheese - such as cheddar.
  • A tin of salmon or tuna.
  • One cup of mayonnaise or soft cream cheese
  • Chopped spring onions.
  • One and a half teaspoons Worcester Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut the top of the loaf as neatly as you can. This will be the lid of your bowl.
  2. Carefully scoop out the bread leaving a thick enough layer for your bowl. If you are careful with taking the bread out of the center you can slice it and toast them to be used for dipping into the warm dip.
  3. Place the bread on a large sheet of Aluminium foil. You will need to have enough to wrap the whole loaf without any bread showing.
  4. Mix all ingredients together and pile into the hole left in the bread. Replace the bread lid.
  5. Wrap the foil over the bread and place in a low oven for at least an hour - 300f (150c).
  6. Half way through cooking the bread dip you can place the sliced bread in the oven also to let them dry.
  7. Serve warm. Eat dip, the lid and the bowl. Enjoy!
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Lazy Susan Servers

Especially suitable for the bread bowl dip. Imagine one of these at the center of your BBQ table with everyone tucking in to your dip!

Old River Road Wine Cask Lazy Susan
Old River Road Wine Cask Lazy Susan

A very attractive piece for your bread bowl dip.

 

The photos on the hub are a compilation of pictures taken and of Corel Gallery Magic. It also includes personal photos by Lyn Bell.

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      RuralFloridaLiving 4 years ago

      Sounds yummy -- I'm going to give it a try!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Always seen this with chipped beef. I'll have to give your recipe a try.

    • Johanna Eisler profile image

      Johanna Eisler 4 years ago

      It sounds delicious, and now I'm hungry again already! (Too soon, too soon, lol!) :)

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      Jen withFlash 5 years ago

      Mmm.. sounds so yummy! It's making me hungry!

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      momsfunny 5 years ago

      This looks wonderful.

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      RetroMom 5 years ago

      Brilliant idea. It looks delicious.

    • mrsclaus411 profile image

      mrsclaus411 5 years ago

      A bread bowl dip is a great idea. I will try it someday.

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      Great idea and wonderfully presented! Congrats on being featured on the cheesiest monsterboard!

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      Lovely idea, they all look so delicious!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      What a lovely presentation idea for a party or get together! It sounds delicious!