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Spinach Garlic Bread

 Spinach Garlic Bread
I don't do as much cooking now as I did when my six children were growing up! I've found that this pretty bread makes a nice appetizer and goes great with any Italian meal. Try it with a soup and salad, too. —Ruby Williams Bogalusa, Louisiana
8-10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 loaf French or Italian bread (about 1 pound)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional


  • Cut bread in half lengthwise. Place with cut side up on a baking
  • sheet; set aside. In a skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until
  • tender. Add spinach and stir until heated through, about 1 minute.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir in Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and
  • fennel seed; mix well. Spread evenly over bread halves. Sprinkle
  • with tomato, mozzarella and basil. Bake at 400° for 8 to 10
  • minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with parsley if desired.
  • Cut into slices and serve immediately. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 229 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 372 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.