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Swiss Cheese Bread

 Swiss Cheese Bread
This bread will receive rave reviews, whether you serve it as an appetizer or with a meal. For real convenience, you can make it ahead of time and freeze it!
18-24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (18-20 inches) French bread
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons dehydrated parsley flakes

Directions

  • Trim top and side crusts from bread, leaving bottom crust intact.
  • Make diagonal cuts, 1 in. thick, through the bread but not through
  • the bottom. Combine all remaining ingredients. Spread half the
  • butter mixture between bread slices. Spread remaining mixture over
  • top and sides of bread.
  • Place bread in foil boat; cover loosely with another sheet of foil.
  • Bake at 425° for 20-30 minutes. For last 5 minutes, remove foil
  • to allow bread to brown. Yield: 18-24 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 154 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 217 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.