French Bread Recipes-Easy, Healthy and Melt In Your Mouth Good!

French Bread recipes - artichoke Bread

Do you like Menus to Plan Your Meal?

I always get asked about what is my favorite menu – whether for a dinner party or just a weeknight meal and believe me – French bread recipes are always on that list. That’s why I wanted to include a whole Ready Made Menus chapter in my trim and terrific KITCHEN 101 cookbook. Your ultimate go-to list of recipes divided into menu’s, like “Date Night,” “Italian Feast,” and “Holiday Heros” that perfectly complement each other or mix and match your favorite dishes! So, this is one of my very favorite French Bread recipes that doubles as a side or a “talked about” bread for the meal.

French bread recipes artichoke bread

French Bread Recipes  Will Amaze your Friends

This Artichoke Bread from the “Meatless Monday” chapter in KITCHEN 101 cookbook is an example of a recipe that pairs with so many of your favorite entrees. This versatile “melt-in-your-mouth” French bread recipe makes a great side, snack or appetizer and will absolutely amaze your friends – I promise they will all want the recipe! The perfect easy way to amp up French bread!

Artichoke Bread from Holly Clegg’s KITCHEN 101 cookbook

Looking for an easy French bread recipes to jazz up any meal?  Make aheadand melt-in-your mouth good!

Makes 16 slices

1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/2 cup chopped green onions                                                             KITCHEN 101 with French bread recipes
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1/3 cup nonfat sour cream
2/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 loaf Italian bread

1. Preheat oven 350°F.
2. In bowl, mix together all ingredients except Parmesan cheese and bread.
3.Slice bread in half lengthwise and hollow 1/2-inch out of the center of both halves of bread. Spread artichoke mixture evenly on top of each bread half. Sprinkle each half with Parmesan cheese.
4. Bake, covered with foil, about 20 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Slice and serve.

Nutritional info per serving:  Calories 117, Calories from Fat 24%, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 285mg, Carbohydrates 17g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 1g, Protein 5g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat

Terrific Tip: Use a serrated knife to cut bread easier.

If you enjoyed my French bread recipes, find more Vegetarian recipes on my healthy food blog.

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Holly Clegg

With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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