Want to know what dish we’ll bring to every potluck meeting and game day this fall? This Mississippi without dip! Not only is it addictive, but it’s also very portable, which is obvious considering we bake it right into the bread. Yes, all you have to do for this is carve a hole that runs almost the entire length of the bread, making sure you leave enough bread at the bottom to support the sauce and keep everything inside the bread, then bake it and it’s ready to go.
Well, then, what’s in this Mississippi sin sauce, you ask? A little bit of heaven, in the form of sour cream, cream cheese, ham and cheddar cheese. We add Worcestershire sauce and garlic and onion powder to give it a little flavor, and let us tell you, this stuff is good. Like, too good for fun. And we love the way it’s contained in the bread, so you can tear off pieces and use the carved part of the bread to dip it in this melted filling with chunks of cheese. If you really want to go on top, go ahead and dice the carved part, brush it with butter, and then roast it for 3 minutes… it gives you a crispy, golden perfection that can support the weight of this heavy sauce. Sin, indeed, in the best possible way!
Returning to the portability of this bread sauce, you can make the creamy filling and stuff the bread with it, then just wrap it in aluminum foil and take it anywhere there’s an oven. You can take this sauce to a friend’s house and bake it there, making sure it’s served when it’s really hot and everyone has some of that fresh oven goodness. Ahh, this stuff is so delicious, you can’t get enough of it, we guess that means you’ll have to make two!
1 package of sour cream, at room temperature.
1 package of cream cheese, at room temperature
2 cups hot cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup ham, cubed or sliced
1 tablespoon of preferred hot sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 French bread
Green onions, garnish
Preheat the oven to 350º F.
Use a serrated bread knife to cut the center of the French bread, making sure to leave enough bread in the bottom.
In a medium bowl, stir in the sour cream and cream cheese until smooth, then add the hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic and onion powder.
Add the cheddar cheese and diced ham, then transfer the mixture to a bread bowl.
Wrap in aluminum foil and place in the oven. Bake for 35 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Remove from oven, cover with chopped green onions and serve with bread and crackers.