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Mississippi Cheese Dip with Ham

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A great appetizer recipe for a party or holiday gathering.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (8 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked ham
  • 1/3 cup chopped green chiles
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (1-lb) round loaf French bread

Preparation:

In mixing bowl, combine shredded cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, chopped ham, chile peppers, green onions, and Worcestershire sauce; stir until well blended. Set dip aside.

Cut a thin slice from top of bread loaf; set slice aside. Using a gentle sawing motion, cut vertically to, but not through, bottom of the loaf, 1/2 inch from the edge, to cut out center of bread. Lift out center of loaf; cut into 1-inch cubes and set aside.

Fill hollowed bread loaf with the dip; cover with reserved top slice of bread loaf. Wrap reserved loaf with foil. Bake dip at 350° degrees for 1 hour.

Serve with reserved bread cubes, crackers, or potato chips.

Makes about 4 cups of dip.

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