Superbowl Cook-Off: Bloomin' Onion Bread

Terry Chick, Mike McCabe and Annie Andrews are having a Superbowl Super food Showdown. On Tuesday, Annie Andrews showed us her skills in the kitchen making Bloomin' Onion Bread.
Below is the recipe she followed from

Annie added bacon to her 'Bloom' and used a combination of sharp cheddar and pepper jack cheese.

1 loaf sourdough bread, unsliced
12 -16 ounces monterey jack cheese, thinly sliced
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 -2 tablespoon garlic, minced
1/2 cup green onion, finely diced
2 teaspoons poppy seeds


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
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.
4. Insert cheese slices between cuts.
5. Combine melted butter, garlic, onion, and poppy seeds. Pour over bread.
6. Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet.
7. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
8. Unwrap the bread and bake 10 more minutes, or until cheese is bubbling.