1 round loaf of bread (I used the King's Hawaiian Bread)
8 oz. cream cheese, softened ( I used light cream cheese and it works fine)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups cheddar or a cheddar Monterrey jack blend, shredded
1 Tbs. dry Ranch dressing mix
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
dash of Tabasco sauce (to your taste)
6-7 strips of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1/4 cup green onions, sliced with some of the green blades
Hollow out the bread bowl, leaving a good amount for a shell. Place it on a large sheet of foil, on a heavy cookie sheet or pizza pan.
Blend the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, ranch dressing mix, Tabasco sauce and garlic powder until it's smooth. You can probably just do this with a spoon unless the cream cheese is not soft and then you will need a mixer. Mix in the shredded cheddar cheese and all of the bacon crumbles except for about 2 or 3 strips for the top. Pour into the bread bowl. Cover with the foil and place in the oven at 375 degrees for 1 hour. Take the foil off the top and bake for about 15 more minutes.
Garnish with the rest of the bacon and green onions!
Baked Bacon Cheese Dip in a Bread Bowl!