This delicious appetizer for a crowd is certain to be the highlight of game night!
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1 (16- to 18-ounce) round loaf Italian or sourdough bread
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1 teaspoon dry ranch dressing mix
1/2 cup (about 5 slices) cooked chopped thick-cut bacon
1/4 cup jarred jalapeño peppers, chopped
10 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American, chopped
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley, if desired
Heat oven to 350°F. Place 2 (24-inch) pieces aluminum foil, crossing one over the other, onto flat surface.
Cut bread, using serrated knife, in grid pattern, spacing about 1 inch between rows. Do not cut through bottom crust. Set aside.
Tip: Cutting Loaf
Combine melted butter and ranch dressing in medium bowl. Add all remaining ingredients except parsley; mix well.
Place loaf in center of aluminum foil pieces. Spoon cheese mixture into cut areas of bread. Wrap foil loosely around bread. Place onto ungreased baking sheet.
Tip: Spooning Cheese Mixture
Bake 30 minutes. Pull back foil; continue baking 5-10 minutes or until loaf is golden brown and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.
Tip: Pulling Back Foil
Serve immediately. Pull out individual bread pieces, using tongs or 2 forks and reaching down into loaf to include filling and bread.
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