Delight Your Guests With This Bloomin’ Gooey Cheese Bread Recipe


By Cooking Panda

Bloomin’ gooey cheese bread. Need we say more?

This bread is everything you’ve ever wanted — crispy, gooey, cheesy, flavorful and easy to pull apart and devour. It is basically the bread version of a bloomin’ onion, and it is just as delectable, if not more.

Bloomin’ gooey cheese bread is great for company, kids and adults. Even better, it is super easy to make! All you do is slice the top of a loaf of bread into cubes,  slice and mix your fillings, and stuff them into the bread. Bake and devour.

Feel free to modify the fillings based on your own taste and creativity, as there are a ton of delicious additions. We’re including a variation with mushrooms below the main recipe.

Here is the bloomin’ gooey cheese bread recipe, courtesy of Changeable Table: 


1 loaf of bread that is not sliced (a round loaf is preferable, but square works too). Sourdough bread is best.
1 pound Monterey Jack or similar cheese (provolone is great), thinly sliced
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup finely diced green onion, with tops
2-3 tsp poppy seeds


Cut the bread lengthwise and width wise – be very careful not to cut through the bottom crust.  

Place on a foil-lined baking sheet.  

Insert cheese between cuts.  

Combine butter, onion, and poppy seeds.  

Drizzle over bread. 

Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet.  

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  

Unwrap.  Bake 10 more minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Mushroom modification (from Beantown Baker):

Follow all above directions; however, before putting the bread into the oven, saute 12 oz of sliced mushrooms for four to five minutes in one Tbsp butter, until they start to sweat. Add the thyme and cook for another two to three minutes. Set mushrooms aside to cool. The, place them between the cheese slices that are wedged into the bread. Use your fingers to push the mushrooms down into the loaf.

Sources: Changeable TableBeantown Baker / Photo Credit: Diana 212mChangeable Table

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