The time has come. The bittersweet end to the 2015-2016 football season is almost here, which gives us the perfect excuse to eat whatever we want as we wallow in our feelings.
Enter Cheesy Artichoke Bread. This recipe has the perfect amount of cheese, ooey-gooey goodness, and most importantly, CARBS, to make anyone happy. If you are one of those “New Year, New Me” people and are eye rolling at the ingredients, let’s take a moment and remember there’s always a time and a place to “treat yo self.”
Of course, there are a few easy swaps if you want to make this recipe a little healthier – cut down on the cheese, use whole wheat bread, and use low-fat options for the cheese, mayo, cream cheese, and sour cream.
One last note before we get to the good stuff – this recipe calls to finish the bread off by broiling it. Make sure you keep an eye out when you switch to broil; your bread will burn if you leave it in too long. And no one wants to see that happen.
Check out the step-by-step directions below and peep the video up top for a visual. Don’t forget to follow Meals With Misha on Instagram. Sound off in the comments to let us know what you want to see on the next episode.
1 (14 Ounce) Canned Artichoke Hearts, Drained And Chopped
3 Scallions, Chopped
3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
8 Ounces Cream Cheese
1/4 Cup Mayo
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella, Divided
1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan, Divided
1 Loaf Fresh Italian Bread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Slice bread lengthwise and scoop out extra dough. This will make room for the mix to sit perfectly in the bread. Place bread on baking sheet and set aside.
In a bowl, mix together the artichokes, scallions, garlic, cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, half the mozzarella, and half the parmesan. Make sure the cream cheese is room temperature, otherwise it will make mixing a nightmare. Now is the time to taste test, but don’t double dip – that’s nasty.
Spread mix evenly across both pieces of bread and top with remaining mozzarella and parmesan.
Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and broil until cheese is melted and golden brown, about 1-3 minutes depending on your oven.
Let cool 5 minutes, cut into slices, and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Closet Cooking.