Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Easy cheesy stuffed Italian bread appetizer recipe

easy cheesy stuffed Italian bread appetizer
I  recently went to a pampered chef party and the stuffed Italian bread was one of the dishes that the hostess was serving and showed to the guest.   It was absolutely delicious and really not that difficult to make.   I have a couple of holiday parties that this would be great appetizer to bring and share.  

Here is the recipe 

1 Italian loaf, crusty whole not sliced    about 12 inches long 

1 stick butter, melted
1/8 cup olive oil
3 tsp minced onion
2-3 cloves garlic, grated
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp poppy seeds
3 tsp chopped parsley (add more if you wish)
12 oz finely shredded  cheese (I used a mix of  cheddar and monterey jack.)


Preheat the oven to 350 F. 
Mix the melted butter, olive oil, onion, garlic, dijon mustard, poppy seeds and parsley in a bowl. 
Cut the bread into cubes with X slices without cutting all the way through the bottom crust. 
Pour the butter-onion garlic mixture carefully into those X cuts s using a small spoon and over the top of the bread. Fill those delicious cracks with the cheese  cheese.  

Wrap the entire loaf with foil, sealing the sides properly and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and unwrap. Bake for another 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and gooey.

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