Monday, April 6, 2009

Artichoke Bread

Artichoke bread is a favorite of ours. I don't know if it's Cajun, Italian or Greek, all I know is that it sure is good! Artichoke Bread is great at seafood boils but I really like it with barbecued chicken.

I got this recipe from a sandwich shop many people in our office used to frequent many years ago. We went nuts over this bread especially during Lent. The page is torn and tattered so I have to post so it can live on!

One side note here, right after I removed the bread from the oven, my oven went out; looks like it's one of the circuit boards. My stove still works and it was grilling weather until today. We're supposed to get 3 inches of snow tonight. Hopefully we can be up and running this weekend because I have a ham to bake Easter Sunday.

¼ cup butter
3 garlic cloves, pressed
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
4 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
½ cup sour cream
1 French bread loaf
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 ounces shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.



Add the artichoke hearts, Mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and sour cream. Stir to blend. Remove from the heat and cool.




Slice the bread lengthwise and scoop out some of the center. (Note: You can crumble the pieces of bread and add to the artichoke mixture if you wish.) Spoon the artichoke mixture evenly into the bread shell and sprinkle with the cheddar cheese.


Place each half on a baking sheet and cover lightly with aluminum foil.
Bake for 25 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for another 5 to 8 minutes or until the cheese melts completely. Cut into slices and serve warm.
I'm kind of jammed up at work today, so I'll be around this afternoon visiting blogs.

38 comments:

Ginger said...

Now I am officially starving!! Your Artichoke Bread looks amazing. Now I know what to serve with my chicken legs for my Memorial Day Picnic!!! Thanks for sharing...

gigi said...

I have a half of a large jar from Sam's left in my fridge from a party last week. I was just wondering last night what I was going to do with it??? So EXCITED ABOUT THIS BREAD! We will love it!

Debbie said...

That is out of this world. I LOVE artichokes...fantastic. Thanks Katherine!

teresa said...

Oh wow, this looks incredible! I will be trying this one for sure!

Sara said...

Wow, it's like artichoke dip in bread form! Looks amazing.

Gladys said...

That looks delicious. I have done that with sun dried tomatos but not artichoke hearts. YUMMY

Netts Nook said...

Katherine Oh I was just saying I need to use up my Artichokes great way to use up Thanks looks tasty.

Pam said...

So simple yet so delicious! I love this recipe Katherine.

Mary said...

I've never had an artichoke bread. I'll have to give this one a try.

Rebekka said...

artichoke bread? YUM! Never heard of it. Have to try it!

Bridgett said...

Oh wow, I would LOVE this! No one else in my house likes artichokes so I would not have to share. This looks like a fantastic recipe.

Dawn said...

I swear I swear you were reading my mind with this one. I have 2 jars of artichokes in my cabinet and haven't a clue what to do with them. This sounds insanely good. Thank you!

Cheryl said...

Ya know there isn't one thing you make that I dont want to try! You are truly amazing and I am making this bread!

beth said...

this looks great! thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog. i, too, am a foodie. i actually went to culinary school before i had all my children. sadly, classic french cuisine is not appreciated by my children.

jesse said...

Whoaaa, how creative and delicious! You always come up with the coolest combinations!

Nessa said...

That looks absolutely fantastic!

Congrats on being a SITS Saucy Blog!

The Blonde Duck said...

This bread looks like the perfect thing for us! Yum! I hope your stove gets fixed soon. Three inches of snow? Yuck!

Did you see your award? :)

jenjen said...

Wow - that looks awesome! I love artichokes, but have never heard of using them in bread!

Thanks so much. I hope you have a wonderful day !

XOXO
Jen

Joie de vivre said...

Why Lent? That bread looks amazing! (and easy). I am going to try it soon!

kathy said...

OMGoodness! This looks so good! I am definitely going to try this. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe

Megan said...

This looks like a good choice for any dinner. I'll have to give it a try, and soon! :)

Pam said...

When I first saw this, I thought you were putting the artichokes in the bread. But, now I see. What a great idea. This sounds wonderful. I hope we get snow.

Reeni♥ said...

I've never seen anything like this! It looks out-of-this-world delicious!! I hope you get your oven fixed for Easter. And snow? That's crazy! I bet the homegirlz are hoping for a snow-day.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

how have I never heard of this wonderful thing?!?

snow? boooo.

Selba said...

Looks so yummy and crunchy!!! :)

Cathy said...

Bread and artichokes: two of my favorite things. And you've put them together in the most irresistible way -- I can't wait to try this!

Calm In The Kitchen said...

You just had to tempt me with passover starting soon...


Looks delicious!

;) amy

Natashya said...

Oh, yummy! Loves me some great breads!

Hornsfan said...

This looks delicious, can't wait to try it!

Marjie said...

It looks good! We love artichokes here.

TavoLini said...

oh yum! I've never had that before--looks both easy and delicious.

Aggie said...

Holy bread! My mouth is watering for some right now...that looks absolutely delicious!!

Lanny said...

I think I like your recipe better than the one I have! I'll have to try it. Yum!

Elyse said...

So glad your over lasted long enough to make this bread! Looks fantastic. I adore artichokes, so you had me sold with just the title. But, then, the pictures...wow! I can't wait to try this. Hope the oven gets fixed soon!

Maggie said...

I want to try this recipe for a upcoming bookclub, but need to try to make it so everyone can eat it. How would I do that? Never cooked Vegan before...

Chris said...

I almost skipped over this post because I don't bake and I thought "artichoke bread" was going to be like banana nut bread or something like that:)

Never heard of this before but is sounds fantastic. I like your blog! I might have to stick around for a while.

5 Star Foodie said...

This artichoke bread sounds excellent! I'm definitely going to be trying it too!

EntertainingMom said...

over from sits... this looks AMAZING!!! i have to try this!