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Spinach Garlic Bread

I don't do as much cooking now as I did when my six children were growing up! I've found that this pretty bread makes a nice appetizer and goes great with any Italian meal. Try it with a soup and salad, too. —Ruby Williams Bogalusa, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French or Italian bread (about 1 pound)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  • Cut bread in half lengthwise. Place with cut side up on a baking sheet; set aside. In a skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add spinach and stir until heated through, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Stir in Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and fennel seed; mix well. Spread evenly over bread halves. Sprinkle with tomato, mozzarella and basil. Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with parsley if desired. Cut into slices and serve immediately.
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  • LMCheatham
    Mar 9, 2015

    Wonderful, trying with fresh spinach next, possibly with crumbled bacon on top

  • quality01
    Sep 30, 2008

    Test