Artichoke Cheese Bread
What a great flavor explosion! This was a great addition to our weekly menu and we served it with a pasta dish, but it is tasty and hearty enough to serve with just about anything!
You will need:
1 (10 oz.) baguette, halved lengthwise
1 Tbsp butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
1/4 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste
Gently remove soft insides of baguette halves, setting "shells" aside to refill later.
Tear soft bread into small pieces by hand.
Melt butter over med-high heat in a skillet.
Add garlic and bread pieces. Cook until bread turns golden brown, about 5 minutes.
Stir together artichoke hearts, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and monterey cheese in a bowl.
Fold in browned bread and season with salt, pepper, and cayenne (if desired).
Spoon entire mixture into reserved shells and then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Cool 5 minutes and then slice up and serve!