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Bacon Garlic Bread

 Bacon Garlic Bread
Guests at your next backyard barbecue will request our home economist's recipe for this grilled garlic bread. Serve it as an appetizer or side dish.
10-12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, halved lengthwise
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, mayonnaise, bacon and garlic.
  • Spread over cut sides of bread; reassemble loaf. Wrap in a large
  • piece of heavy-duty foil (about 36 in. x 18 in.); seal tightly.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side. Unwrap
  • and separate bread halves. Sprinkle with cheese. Grill 5 minutes
  • longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 232 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 409 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.