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Apache Bread Dip from Lemony Thyme

Apache Bread Dip

This Apache Bread Dip has simple ingredients that come together quickly.  Warm ham & cheese served in a crusty bread. Perfect for game day!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 20


  • 1 large Italian bread loaf
  • 16 ounces cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup chopped ham
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 4.5 ounce can mild green chiles drained
  • 3 scallions thinly sliced - some reserved for garnish
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Corn chips optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut top off bread loaf and scoop out center, leaving enough room for dip. Reserve bread pieces for dipping.
  • Combine dip ingredients, fill bread bowl, replace bread top. Place on baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Remove from oven and stir dip. Serve with corn chips or bread pieces for dunking.
  • Sprinkle with scallions to garnish.


In a hurry? Dip ingredients can be microwaved for 3-4 minutes before filling bread bowl. Then baked for 20-30 minutes.