Swiss Mushroom Loaf Recipe
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Swiss Mushroom Loaf Recipe

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Heidi Mellon of Waukesha, Wisconsin gets oodles of recipe requests when she serves this outstanding loaf stuffed with Swiss cheese and mushrooms. "It's excellent as an appetizer or served with pasta, chili or spaghetti," she informs.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 unsliced loaf (1 pound) Italian bread
  • 1 block (8 ounces) Swiss cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 214 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. Cut bread diagonally into 1-in. slices to within 1 in. of bottom. Repeat cuts in opposite direction. Place cheese cubes and mushrooms in each slit.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; cover and microwave on high for 30-60 seconds or until butter is melted; stir until blended. Spoon over bread.
  3. Wrap loaf in foil. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Swiss Mushroom Loaf in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p46

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manpabrown User ID: 1979130 27869
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"My adult children LOVED this. I don't think they will ever serve plain Italian loaf again. The kids don't like swiss cheese so I substituted PepperJack and it was very yummy too."

brownsugar User ID: 107834 203789
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

"I took this loaf to a party when asked to bring garlic bread. One of the guests remarked that it was the best item at the party. Delicious! I have made it several times."

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