Friday, August 20, 2010

Monterey Ranch Bread

Ok friends, you definitely need to get your fat stretchy pants out for this one.  This is one carb loaded, butter soaked, cheese laden hunk of fabulosity.  I first saw this at Krista's Kitchen and just knew I had to make it mine.


 This was perfect to dress up our ho-hum spaghetti dinner.  Would have been even more perfect if I hadn't charred the bottom of it a little bit...oh well.  



Here's the recipe:

  8 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2-3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 loaf French bread, split in half lengthwise
4 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (or a blend of Colby Jack, Mozzarella, and Cheddar...basically whatever shredded cheese you have in the house)
1-1/2 cups ranch dressing
Fresh parsley for garnish

Melt butter and stir in garlic powder. Brush on bread with a pastry brush. Place bread under the broiler until it's slightly brown and crispy.

Combine cheese and ranch dressing and divide evenly over bread. Place in a 350o degree oven until cheese is melted, about 8-10 minutes.

Sprinkle with parsley once you remove from the oven. Let sit 5 minutes before slicing.


Did you see those way cool cucumbers on my plate?  


 These, I am told, are Armenian cucumbers.  I had never seen them.  Another one of the fruits of my husband's vegetable garden.  I love how it looks like it's been cut with a cookie cutter :)

He's got one out there that's getting humongous!  Here's a pic, but it's already way bigger than this.




22 comments:

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Okay. This bread is invading my life here lately. I think that this is about the 5th post I've seen on it!! Guess that means I need to try it. ;) I have a favorite cheesy bread but never thought to add ranch dressing to it.

On the other hand, I have to say that I have never in all my life seen that kind of cucumber! That's one HUGE cucumber. Do they taste different?

Bridgett said...

I will get my stretch pants ready because I know I will be instantly addicted!

Mimi said...

That is one yummy looking loaf of bread. Fabulosity is a great word, but in this case maybe it should be flabulosity defined as something that is sure to create flab.
Mimi

Brenda said...

OMG, that bread.....all that cheese AND ranch dressing. Two of my favourite food groups, lol. This is a must make soon!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I could eat a loaf or two of that - by myself even....

Those cucumbers are cool. I like them.

5 Star Foodie said...

The bread is terrific and what neat cucumbers!

The Blonde Duck said...

Speghett and cheesy bread? Sweet wounded wuffles!

Monet said...

My goodness, yes! This does look like a pant stretching loaf! How delicious...I could easily eat that alone for dinner. And I love those cucumbers.

Kim said...

Oh no you didn't :) I had to giggle when I saw the title come up for this post. I loved this over on Krista's site and I love it here too! It looks so awesome. No need for me to get out my stretchy pants- I'm already wearing them - LOL!

theUngourmet said...

We are all about cheese at my house! I would love to find those cucumbers here. Way cute!

Mary said...

This is way too tempting. It looks delicious. Opa is the German name for grandfather. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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Krista said...

Three cheers for cheesy bread...and stretchy pants! I'm glad you liked it : )

Those cucumbers are cool! What's the texture/taste like? A regular cucumber?

teresa said...

i've been drooling over that bread ever since i saw it! it looks so good, and those cucumbers are so cool too, i've never seen anything like them.

Captain Dumbass said...

Melted cheese and bread? Mmmm. You could put tree bark under that and I'd still eat it.

Tiffanee said...

I want some of that bread and NOW!! Looks so delicious. I am bookmarking this and making it soon!! Thanks so much!!

Monica H said...

I know this post is about the bread and while it looks sinful and delicious, I think that cucumber is so cool! I really did think you cut the shape like that :-)

Aunt Spicy said...

that bread looks amazing!

Pam said...

While the bread looks sinfully delicious, I adore those cute cucumbers!

MaryMoh said...

Worth to get the stretch pants....haha. Love it...all the melting cheese there just looks irresistible. Love to eat the cucumber raw, too.

Reeni said...

The bread is just about irresistible! And that cucumber is so cool!

Ingrid said...

I could eat just that bread as my dinner!

How do the cucumbers taste? The same as "regular" ones?
~ingrid