Stuffed French Bread
If you need a hearty appetizer, look no further than this savory stuffed bread. No dipping sauce is required for these cheesy slices.
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
- 1 loaf (1 pound, about 20 inches) unsliced French bread
- 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 8 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
- Cut the top third off the loaf of bread; carefully hollow out top and bottom, leaving a 1-in. shell. (Discard removed bread or save for another use.) Set loaf aside.
- In a large skillet, cook the sausage, mushrooms, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and oregano. Stir in the sausage mixture.
- Line the bottom bread shell with mozzarella slices; top with sausage mixture. Replace bread top; wrap in foil. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 226 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 468mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.
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Originally published as Stuffed French Bread in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2004