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Artichoke-Cheese French Bread

You'll love this amazing French bread appetizer. The creamy artichoke mixture is heaped on top of lightly toasted bread and then sprinkled with cheddar. —Becky Grondahl, Foothill Ranch, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake 25 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread
  • 3 jars (6-1/2 ounces each) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

  • Cut bread in half lengthwise; carefully hollow out top and bottom of loaf, leaving 1/2-in. shells. Cube removed bread; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the artichokes, pepper Jack cheese, sour cream, green chilies, garlic and 1 cup cheddar cheese. Add bread cubes and toss to coat. Spoon filling into bread shells; sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese.
  • Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Cover with foil. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Remove foil; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through. Slice and serve warm.
Ring in the new year with this amazing French bread appetizer. The creamy artichoke mixture is heaped on top of lightly toasted bread and then sprinkled with cheddar.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 337 calories, 22g fat (12g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 617mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.
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