Blooming Onion Bread

Football is very big in our family. We are huge Patriot fans, which can be hard because we live very close to Seattle. Most of our family are Seahawk fans but I adore how classy Brady is and their work ethic comes through in their track record. Since we make it to the Superbowl so often, we go big.
We wear jerseys even if we are just hanging out at home and spend the entire day snacking and cheering on our team. This blooming onion bread is my go to game day recipe. It looks difficult but the sour dough roll is very forgiving and when gooey and hot from the oven, its addictive.
If you aren’t a fan of Swiss you can also use provolone or pepper jack. Shredded cheese sometimes works better than slices but I like using thick deli slices. If you are using powdered garlic, mix into the melted butter before pouring over bread.

Blooming Onion Bread


  • 1 small or sourdough round
  • 12-16 ounces swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup finely diced green onion
  • 1 large garlic clove minced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the bread lengthwise and widthwise without cutting through the bottom crust. This can be a little tricky going the second way but the bread is very forgiving.
  3. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Insert cheese slices between cuts. Combine butter, onion, and garlic. Drizzle over bread. Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  4. Unwrap the bread and bake 10 more minutes, or until cheese is melted.
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