Zippy French Bread Recipe
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Zippy French Bread Recipe

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"Prepare a loaf of this tasty bread while your steaks are on the grill," urges Sue Mackey of Galesburg, Illinois. "It's quick, easy to make and oh-so-good with its creamy filling," she assures. "Add a salad to complete the menu."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 195 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 351mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, chives and horseradish until combined. Cut the bread into 1-in. slices to within 1/2 in. of bottom. Spread cream cheese mixture between slices.
  2. Wrap the loaf in a large piece of heavy-duty foil (about 28 in. x 18 in.). Bake at 400° for 14-17 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Zippy French Bread in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p8

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