This recipe is found in the Siesta Fiesta Cookbook from Melanie aka Big Mama (my Aggie Sister in Christ!) written in her own very funny style. It is far and above our very favorite go-to recipe for football gatherings and other get-togethers–that is, if I can keep my Chris out of the bacon bits!
1 loaf French bread
8 oz. container of French onion dip
4 oz. can green chilies, drained
1 pkg. of bacon bits
2 c. grated cheddar cheese
8 oz. pkg. of cream cheese, softened
And yes, all this cheese makes it seem very fattening, but think of all the calcium!Plus, the bacon bits provide some protein.
Anyway, cut out top of French bread and scoop out insides. Mix all other ingredients together in a large bowl. Put the dip inside the loaf of French bread and put the top of bread back on. Wrap the whole thing in foil and bake 1 hour at 350.
I personally love this served with Fritos Scoops, but it would be great with crackers too.
I can guarantee I’ll be making this a lot during college football season, because watching the Aggies while eating fattening foods is what fall is all about!