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Swiss Cheese Bread

This bread will receive rave reviews, whether you serve it as an appetizer or with a meal. For real convenience, you can make it ahead of time and freeze it! —Karla Boice, Mahtomedi, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (18-20 inches) French bread
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons dried parsley flakes

Directions

  • Cut bread in half crosswise. Make diagonal cuts, 1 in. apart, through bread but not through bottom. Combine all remaining ingredients. Spread half the butter mixture between bread slices. Spread remaining mixture over top and sides of bread.
  • Place bread on double thickness of foil; cover loosely with more foil. Bake at 425° for 20-30 minutes. For last 5 minutes, remove foil covering bread to allow it to brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 187 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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