Cooking On A Budget: Loaded Artichoke Garlic Bread

Friday, September 9, 2016

Loaded Artichoke Garlic Bread

Loaded Artichoke Garlic Bread ~ a version of garlic bread you don't want to miss out on!

Welcome to the fall edition of #FreakyFridayRecipes! My recipe today is Loaded Artichoke Garlic Bread. It's not my original creation though and that's the beauty of Freaky Friday. Started by Michaela of An Affair From the Heart, it is a group of bloggers who get assigned another persons blog among the group. It's all kept secret until the day we all publish our posts. It's a fun way to socialize among bloggers, get the opportunity to try someone else's cooking and in the process get to know them a little better each time. You will get to see everyone's creations in a link up at the end of my post.

I want to tell you a little bit about the blog and blogger I was assigned. This Loaded Artichoke Garlic Bread comes from the blog, Who Needs A Cape and this recipe is from Lori Vachon. Lori is partnered up on her blog with her friend Heather. Their story is interesting in that they met on line during their pregnancies. They set up their blog to share family recipes and perhaps a libation here and there. It's been all uphill from there raising families and blogging recipes we can all enjoy!

From Slow Cooker recipes to Baking recipes, they do it all - even crafts! It was difficult to choose one specific recipe out of so many; it really was difficult! Well I chose this Loaded Artichoke Garlic Bread because we love artichokes and garlic and bread and with all the cheese I just could not resist giving this easy and quick recipe a try!

Loaded Artichoke Garlic Bread

  • 1 loaf French or Italian bread
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 6 oz. jar artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • salt and black pepper to taste 
Cooking Directions
  1. Cut loaf of bread lengthwise, place on a baking sheet.
  2. In small nonstick skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add into garlic butter mixtures: artichoke hearts, mozzarella, cheddar, Parmesan and sour cream.
  4. Spread mixture over both halves of the bread.
  5. Broil 4-5 minutes on low.
  6. Remove from oven, allow to cool 2-3 minutes before cutting. 

I am so pleased I picked this delicious recipe from Lori's repertoire on her blog. It's utterly delicious. The artichokes, the cheeses all blend together beautifully for a superb tasting garlic bread. Whether you are entertaining or just having dinner with the family, this Loaded Artichoke Garlic Bread is easy to make and super delicious. Now I wonder, how soon will you try this?

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