Rye Bread Bowl Dip – Bread Bowl Dip Recipe

Rye Bread Bowl Dip | The Merrythought

This bread bowl dip, also known as rye bread dip or rye boat dip, is another one of our party must-haves.  I typically include this on all of my party menus because it’s one of my favorites; as well as being a big hit with everyone else!

Some stores sell containers of this dip already made that you can buy; and then your only chore would be cutting bread (and if you’re stressed and out of time, by all means do that and don’t feel bad!). But this dip is so delicious and so worth making.  It barely takes any time to throw together – you just need to remember to do it ahead because it needs to sit overnight for best results.

We like to use the rye bread loaf as the “bowl”, that leaves more pumpernickel for eating and that’s a bigger hit in our family. However, you can use either loaf for the bowl. Or buy 2 pumpernickel loaves, or 2 rye loaves. We also sometimes just leave the dip in a regular bowl and cut up both loaves completely so that none of the bread goes to waste (no one likes to eat the soggy bread that the dip was in!). The bread bowl makes for a nice presentation though. Whatever your preference – just make & eat this dip!

Rye Bread Dip | The Merrythought

Bread Bowl Dip – Rye Bread Dip Recipe
Course: Appetizer
  • 16 ounces (2 cups) sour cream
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 3 teaspoons dry minced onion
  • 3 teaspoons dill weed
  • 3 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon beau monde seasoning*
  • 2.5 ounces dried beef**
  • 1 unsliced round loaf of rye bread
  • 1 unsliced round loaf of pumpernickel bread
  1. Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, onion, dill, parsley, and beau monde.

  2. Chop dried beef into small pieces and add to dip mixture.

  3. Cover and refrigerate 10-12 hours prior to serving.

  4. Cut the top of one of the loaves of bread, making a hole.  Save the piece(s) you cut out to use for dipping.

  5. Cut (or rip) the pieces from inside the first loaf into chunks as well as the remaining loaf. Place dip into hollow in the first loaf.

  6. Dip bread chunks and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*This is a unique seasoning that I have never used in anything but this dip, feel free to leave it out if you don’t feel like buying it just for this – or if you can’t find it. If you’re going to make this a few times a year as I do, it’s probably worth it.

**Feel free to adjust the amount of dried beef you add. I don’t like a lot in my dip, but it definitely adds to the flavor. Vegetarians can leave this out – it will taste slightly different, but still be delish.

Rye Bread Dip | The Merrythought
Rye Bread Bowl Dip | The Merrythought

More of our party must-have appetizers: Veggie Pizza Appetizer, Artichoke Bread, 6 Layer Taco Dip and Sausage Dip

Here’s to more dips & appetizers!  


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