Perfect Go-To Menus
I always get asked about what is my favorite menu – whether for a dinner party or just a weeknight meal and believe me – French bread recipes are always on that list. That’s why I wanted to include a whole Ready Made Menus chapter in my trim and terrific KITCHEN 101 cookbook. Your ultimate go-to list of recipes divided into menu’s, like “Date Night,” “Italian Feast,” and “Holiday Heros” that perfectly complement each other or mix and match your favorite dishes! So, this is one of my very favorite French Bread recipes that doubles as a side or a “talked about” bread for the meal.
French Bread Recipes that Will Amaze your Friends
This Artichoke Bread from the “Meatless Monday” chapter is an example of a recipe that pairs with so many of your favorite entree’s. This versatile “melt-in-your-mouth” French bread recipe makes a great side, snack or appetizer and will absolutely amaze your friends – I promise they will all want the recipe! The perfect easy way to amp up French bread!
Artichoke Bread from Holly Clegg’s KITCHEN 101 cookbook
Makes 16 slices
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1/3 cup nonfat sour cream
2/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 loaf Italian bread
1. Preheat oven 350°F.
2. In bowl, mix together all ingredients except Parmesan cheese and bread.
3.Slice bread in half lengthwise and hollow 1/2-inch out of the center of both halves of bread. Spread artichoke mixture evenly on top of each bread half. Sprinkle each half with Parmesan cheese.
4. Bake, covered with foil, about 20 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Slice and serve.
Nutritional info per serving: Calories 117, Calories from Fat 24%, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 285mg, Carbohydrates 17g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 1g, Protein 5g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat
Terrific Tip: Use a serrated knife to cut bread easier.
If you enjoyed my French bread recipes, find more Vegetarian recipes on my blog.
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