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Cheesy Bread

 Cheesy Bread
I serve this satisfying bread as a side with meat, fish and main-dish soups and salads. The savory slices are lifesavers when you need a last-minute appetizer or brunch item. —Lori Stefanishion, Drumheller, Alberta
16 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.


  • 6 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable garlic and herb cream cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large skillet, saute mushrooms in butter until tender. Add
  • onions; cook and stir until liquid has evaporated. Set aside.
  • Cut French bread in half lengthwise and then widthwise; spread cut
  • sides with cream cheese. Combine the Italian cheese, mayonnaise and
  • Parmesan cheese; spread over bread. Top with mushroom mixture.
  • Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until
  • cheese is melted. If desired, broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 2-4
  • minutes or until golden brown. Slice and serve warm. Yield: 16
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 308 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 534 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.