This Cordon Bleu pull apart bread
is so simple to make and will please
any crowd. Give it a try for your next football or holiday party.
The holiday season is upon us. Which means holiday parties. We always throw an ugly Christmas sweater party and I always make so much food. I like to change it up every year on what I serve. I still stick with some of my favorite classics, but still like to try out new things.
So what’s better than some pull apart bread? And if you look back at my past posts I love some chicken cordon bleu. I was taught to make cordon bleu at a young age and was hooked ever since. Anytime I made cordon bleu for someone they fell in love.
This cordon bleu pull apart bread is so simple to make. For this recipe I bought a french country loaf of bread, whatever that it. Like I’ve mentioned before I have a grocery store I go to that bakes over 50 different types of bread everyday. Sourdough would work great too, you just want an oval shaped type bread.
When cutting the bread you want to make sure to never cut all the way through the bread. If you do then all the pieces will fall apart and you want the bread to stay in its original shape. Just make 1 inch slices down one way of the bread and then do the same thing cutting the opposite way making square pieces.
Melt your butter, olive oil, garlic salt, and Italian seasonings in a small sauce pan on the stove. Once all melted you want to evenly distribute the mixture in between the square pieces of the bread. I even like to drizzle some on top of the bread.
In between each slice of the bread put one piece of provolone cheese and Swiss cheese together. I used slices of cheese, but grated cheese will work just as well. Chop up your deli ham and chicken meat and stuff them in the bread slices beside the cheeses.
You want to use a big enough piece of foil to where you will be able to completely cover your loaf of bread with the foil not touching on the top of the loaf. You can use two pieces of foil if you have to, one for the bottom and one for the top.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. After that 15 minutes either open the foil or take off the top foil and cook for another 10-12 minutes until all the cheese is completely melted. Now it’s time to enjoy.
Cordon Bleu Pull Part Bread
- 1 loaf country bread
- 1/2 lb of swiss cheese grated or sliced
- 1/2 lb of provolone cheese grated or sliced
- 1 1/2 cups chopped deli ham
- 1 1/2 cups chopped deli chicken
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- 1 TSP garlic salt
- 1 TSP Italian seasonings
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Cut bread one direction 1 inch apart and turn the loaf 90 degrees and cut in one inch slices, making sure to never cut all the way through the bread.
- Melt butter, olive oil, garlic salt, and Italian seasonings on stove top in small sauce pan
- Distribute the butter mixture in between each square piece of the bread
- Take a slice of provolone cheese and Swiss cheese and put in between each square piece of bread.
- Then stuff the ham and chicken mixture in between each square of bread.
- Cover the loaf of bread completely with foil without the foil touching the top of the loaf. You can use 2 pieces of foil if needed
- Cook for 15 minutes, after 15 minutes open foil so the top of the loaf is no longer covered and cook for another 10 minutes until all the cheese is melted.