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Dijon Poppy Seed Cheese Bread

 Dijon Poppy Seed Cheese Bread
In her Walkersville, Maryland kitchen, Marianne Kmiecik easily dresses up Italian bread with cheese, Dijon mustard and a hint of lemon juice. "Try it alongside your favorite soup or serve it as a crowd-pleasing appetizer," she says.
8-10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced Italian bread
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  • Cut bread into 1-in. slices to within 1/4 in. of bottom. In a small
  • bowl, combine the butter, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, poppy
  • seeds and onion. Spread over each slice of bread; sprinkle cheese
  • between the slices.
  • Place the loaf in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and
  • the bread is crisp. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 282 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 446 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.