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Peppy Cheese Bread Recipe

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"I enjoy entertaining and find this zippy cheese bread complements most meals," writes Leslie Sheldon-Kloss of Quakertown, Pennsylvania. "It's easy to assemble before guests arrive," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 239 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 420 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.


  1. Cut bread in half lengthwise. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, onion and chili powder. Cover and microwave on high for
  2. 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until the onion is tender, stirring once.
  3. Spread over cut side of bottom of bread. Sprinkle with cheeses. Replace bread top; wrap in heavy-duty foil.
  4. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Slice and serve warm. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Peppy Cheese Bread in Quick Cooking May/June 2000, p37

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