Easy Savory Crunchy Artichoke Cheese Bread

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Artichoke Cheese Bread with 2 kinds of olives is a creamy, crunchy, salty, garlicky, savory cheese stuffed appetizer that your crew will not soon forget. Loaded with artichokes, green and black olives, fresh garlic, thyme, and a hint of jalapeno all spread on crusty fresh french bread. Toasted until oozy, golden, and bubbly…Oh, happy taste buds!!!

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ARTICHOKE CHEESE BREAD SERVING IDEAS

There are so many occasions this delicious bread can be enjoyed. Serve it as a complement to a light veggie soup like this homemade Bacon Tomato Soup. Leave off the olives and add a good quality deli turkey breast or ham and make it a sandwich. Nix the bread and stuff mushrooms with the filling and make it low carb!

MORE APPETIZER IDEAS

Your appetizer table just doesn’t get any better with the addition of this sure to please croud favorite. Serve it alongside a variety of small bites like these yummy baked Shrimp Eggrolls or these fast disappearing baked mini burritos, Mexi-roll .

Savory Sausage Stuffing Balls are always a big hit on my holiday table along with this Italian Queso dip and of the course, the ultimate in an appetizer table anchor…Sausage Rotel Cheese Dip…goodness gracious! Every delicious bite highlighted above are super simple and easy make-ahead crowd favorites.

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INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED

  • Mayonaisse
  • cream cheese 
  • garlic powder
  • sea salt
  • juice of lemon half
  • garlic cloves smashed and chopped
  • canned artichokes, drained and rough chopped
  • onion finely chopped
  • black and green olives, rough chopped (optional)
  • jalapeno chopped, optional
  • Gruyere (“groo-yair”)cheese (or any semi hard cheese you choose)
  • parmesan cheese 
  • cayenne pepper
  • french bread loaf or baguette cut in two, sliced horizontally, and insides scooped
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STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. In a medium bowl add mayo, cream cheese, garlic powder, sea salt, lemon juice, and smashed, chopped fresh garlic to a bowl and mix with a rubber spatula (metal spoon or fork will work just fine too).
  3. Chop all artichokes, onion, olives, and jalapeno then add to the mayo and cream cheese mixture.
  4. Cut baguette in half, then cut horizontally and lay on a baking sheet. Scoop out the soft insides, spread cream cheese mixture out evenly between the four slices, and smear mixture on top. Grate parmesan cheese on top and then sprinkle with cayenne pepper.
  5. Bake for 20-25 mins or until golden brown and bubbly

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PRO NOTES

This fast and easy Artichoke Cheese Stuffed Bread can easily be adapted to an Artichoke Cheese Dip served with your favorite crostinis, crackers, or toritlla chips. Serve it with fresh celery, bell pepper slices or cauliflower flats and make it low carb.

Add squeezed, thawed spinach and you will have Spinach Artichoke Dip or bread.

Make it a couple of days ahead of your event for easy entertaining.

MEAL OPTIONS

Instead of waiting for a party to serve this yummy bread as an appetizer, ditch the bread and replace it with a boneless chicken breast or thigh. Baked Artichoke Chicken!

Make it the main part of your meal and serve it with a garden fresh salad for a meatless Monday meal.

If you’ve got leftovers, heat it up and served over pasta…OMG, so good!

So many options and so many variations to this plate full of yumminess!

3 whole slices of artichoke cheese bread with olives on a white rectangle plate and a extra bread on a cookie tray

Artichoke Cheese Bread

Artichoke Cheese Bread is a creamy, crunchy, salty, garlicky, savory cheese appetizer loaded with artichokes, green and black olives, fresh garlic, thyme, and a hint of jalapeno all spread on crusty fresh French Bread. Toasted until oozy, golden, and bubbly, Oh My Goodness!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, artichoke dip, frenchbread, garlic, olives, thyme
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 275kcal
Author Elise

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Mayonaisse, I used light mayo
  • 6 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 juice of lemon half
  • 3 cloves garlic smashed and chopped
  • 1 14 oz artichokes drained and rough chopped
  • 1/3 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1.5 cup black and green olives rough chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chopped, optional
  • 2 cup gruyere cheese (or any semi hard cheese you choose)
  • parmasan cheese grated on top
  • cayene pepper sprinkled on top
  • 1 french bread loaf or bagette cut in two, sliced horizontially, and insides scooped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • In a medium bowl add mayo, cream cheese, garlic powder, sea salt, lemon juice, and smashed chopped fresh garlic to a bowl and mix with a rubber spatula (metal spoon or fork will work just fine too).
  • Chop all artichokes, onion, olives, and jalapeno then add to the mayo and cream cheese mixture.
  • Cut bagette in half, then cut horizontally and lay on a baking sheet. Scoop out the soft insides, spread cream cheese mixture out evenly between the four slices, and smear mixture on top. Grate parmesan cheese on top and then sprinkle with cayenne pepper.
  • Bake for 20-25 mins or until golden brown and bubbly.
  • Enjoy the deliciousness!!

Notes

Substitutions and Additions:
Replace the gruyere cheese with Monterey Jack Cheese or a combo of white cheese. If you replace it with yellow cheddar cheese then maybe don’t use as much because it might come out too greasy.
Add jarred roasted red pepper, green chilis, green onions, water chestnuts or sliced mushrooms.
Omit the olives and add a few capers for a salty, savory taste.
Replace the mayo with yogurt if you’re not a mayo fan.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal
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