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Artichoke-Cheese French Bread

 Artichoke-Cheese French Bread
You'll love this amazing French bread appetizer. The creamy artichoke mixture is heaped on top of lightly toasted bread and then sprinkled with cheddar.
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread
  • 3 jars (6-1/2 ounces each) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

  • Cut bread in half lengthwise; carefully hollow out top and bottom of
  • loaf, leaving 1/2-in. shells. Cube removed bread; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the artichokes, pepper Jack cheese, sour
  • cream, green chilies, garlic and 1 cup cheddar cheese. Add bread
  • cubes and toss to coat. Spoon filling into bread shells; sprinkle
  • with remaining cheddar cheese.
  • Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Cover with foil. Bake at 350°
  • for 15 minutes. Remove foil; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until
  • heated through. Slice and serve warm. Yield: 16 servings.
Ring in the New Year with this amazing French bread appetizer. The creamy artichoke mixture is heaped on top of lightly toasted bread and then sprinkled with cheddar.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 337 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 22 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 617 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.