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Ultimate Cheese Bread Recipe

"Loaded with mushrooms and cheese, this festive-looking garlic bread is a great party appetizer," remarks Carolyn Hayes from Marion, Illinois. Accompanied by soup or salad, it's hearty enough to serve as a meal."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 unsliced loaf French bread (1 pound)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) sliced Swiss cheese
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained, optional
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  • 1. Cut bread diagonally into 1-1/2-in. slices to within 1/2 in of bottom. Repeat cuts in opposite direction. Cut cheese into 1-in. squares. Place one cheese square and one mushroom if desired into each slit. Combine butter and garlic powder; spoon over the bread. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 245 calories, 14 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 340 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.