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This Super Bread Bowl Football Dip always gets devoured on Game Day! It’s an oval, football-shaped bread loaf full of melty cheese that’s perfect for dipping crusty bread plus crudités like carrot sticks. Serve it hot out of the oven for the best cheese pulls!

A super bread bowl football dip with carrot and celery sticks for dipping into the hot cheese

When it comes to football shaped dips, this recipe is always a hit along with our Two Cheese Bread Bowl Dip. Bake it in the oven until the cheese is bubbly and hot.

Guests just love digging into this appetizer so much that we often make two for the Super Bowl!

Ingredients

You only need the following ingredients to make it:

  • Bread loaf: You need an oval-shaped loaf for this recipe. If you can’t find one at the supermarket, ask your local baker!
  • Cheese: I recommend a brick of full-fat mozzarella or a mild to medium cheddar. Other choices include Havarti or Jack.
  • Olive oil: Extra virgin gives the best flavor but any will do.
  • Italian seasoning: This is to flavor the oil; you can use fines herbes as an alternative.

In addition to the bread bowl, you’ll also need some crudités like carrot and celery sticks for dipping.

How to Make a Super Bread Bowl Football Dip

Start by cutting out the football seam shape from the bread loaf using a small serrated knife. You want to go 2-3 inches deep to accommodate the cheese without puncturing the bottom of the loaf. Reserve the cutouts, which will bake alongside the loaf.

Next, the the cheese into 1/2-inch cubes to fill up the cavity with slight mounding, since it shrinks in the oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 400 degrees F until the cheese is bubbling. You may want to cover with foil if the bread is darkening too much.

While it’s baking, get your serving platter ready with the crudités. Remove the bread bowl to the platter and serve immediately!

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Super Bread Bowl Football Dip

This Super Bread Bowl Football Dip always gets devoured on Game Day! It's an oval, football-shaped bread loaf full of melty cheese that's perfect for dipping crusty bread plus crudités like carrot sticks. Serve it hot out of the oven for the best cheese pulls!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium bread loaf, oval shape
  • 1 lb mozzarella cheese, cubed, or Havarti, Jack or cheddar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, or preferred spice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • crudités , carrots, celery, olives, nuts etc. - optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Set aside two 18-inch sheets of foil.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, Italian seasoning, salt & pepper. Reserve.
  • Carve out the middle of the bread loaf in the shape of a football seam, reserving the cutout pieces.
  • Place bread loaf and pieces on one piece of foil. Brush all pieces of bread with the oil mixture.
  • Place second piece of foil on top of the loaf, pinching the edges together with bottom foil to seal up into a package.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare your serving platter and crudités.
  • Remove the bread bowl from oven to the platter and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Super Bread Bowl Football Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 393mg16%
Potassium 154mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 2550IU51%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 430mg43%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: football shaped dip, Super Bread Bowl Football Dip
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