Stuffed Bread Appetizers
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
Makesabout 2 dozen
- 11 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped water chestnuts
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, halved lengthwise
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- Dried parsley flakes
- 4 dill pickle spears
- 4 slices deli ham
- Combine first six ingredients. Hollow out top and bottom of bread, leaving a 1/2-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use). Spread thin layer of mayonnaise over bread; sprinkle with parsley.
- Fill each half with cheese mixture. Wrap pickle spears in ham; place lengthwise over cheese mixture on bottom half of loaf. Replace top; press to seal. Wrap in foil; refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, cut into 1-in. slices.
Jan 2, 2017
Our New Years Eve Winner. Its Super easy to put together. Perfect make ahead for the party. Ingredients are perfect but are completely adaptable. Turkey would make a great choice. Don't skimp on the cheese mixture and be sure to really gut the bread so you can really pack it in. . Love the ham and pickle wrap . That just seals the deal and completes this tasty pinwheel slices. . I used Pimentos instead of the red pepper. And I had no water chestnuts. But I think they would add a nice crunch to mix. Impress your guests with this very tasty Appetizer.JanieTaste of Home Volunteer Field Editor *
Mar 26, 2016
Loved this recipe. I used a soft french bread, cut it the same way. I used chipped ham from our deli and just laid hamburger drained dill pickle chips on top before I closed it up. I didn't use the water chestnuts, as I didn't have any. Didn't take long for us to scarf this one up!!! You could really add anything you like.
Jul 13, 2015
I added banana peppers and it was well enjoyed by the family!
Mar 27, 2015
I made this and liked the idea of a do ahead. I did make a few changes. used 2 packages of onion chive cream cheese spread, black olices, scallions
Feb 3, 2015
It is a good recipe with modifications and would be great for a party. The extra 3 oz. besides the 8 oz. of cream cheese seemed to be too much. Also, needs more veggies - I added extra celery, red onion, pecans and craisins. Did not add water chestnuts however but might next time. Don't use baguette as bread as it's too chewy - bread will tear apart trying to take a bite. Do get soft French bread. Definitely need more ham. I used Claussen pickles, quartered, with ham wrapped around each spear - use 3 slices of deli ham for each spear.
Feb 1, 2015
Aug 16, 2014
This is a winner. I added some chopped black olives and pimentos and that worked fine. I also left the ham off some of it to offer it to some vegetarian friends.
Aug 18, 2012
May way 5 stars. We don't any of the raw bell pepper or celery so I added Ortrga, shredded carrots and also pimientos (I know that they are roasted red peppers) 2 8oz. of CC and sharp cheddar. a Good crunchy pickles and good cut of Ham
Mar 7, 2012
I made this recipe for a tea party and used a soft baguette. I wrapped it up the night before and put it in the refrigerator and sliced it up right before serving. It was a hit. The ladies loved it. My friend added some shredded carrots to it also and served it at a birthday party for kids and adults and they all loved it. Make sure you use really good crunchy pickles.
Apr 8, 2011
I was searching for something quick and easy to bring to a "Dish to Pass" banquet. I think I found it....this sounds like the ticket!
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