Stuffed Cheese Bread w/ Herbs
The next time someone asks you to bring something to a potluck dinner or BBQ, bring this.
It can be made the day before, it is easy to transport and receives rave reviews every time!
I usually make this with 2 long loaves of bread, or baguettes, but I had this wonderful large round boulle, so used that instead.
Use whatever herbs you have on hand. I always have chives, basil & parsley in the garden, so while I am deadheading the plants, I remember to make this.
Don't skip the arugula, that is what makes this bread spicy and a bit different.
Go for any cheese you like, I like mozzarella, but I don't see why you couldn't use fontina, brie or gruyere.
Here's the recipe:
Take a long loaf of bread and slice in half.
Scoop out the middle, and save the insides for breadcrumbs later.
You will need:
2 tbsp of chopped fresh basil
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp green onion (or chives)
2 tbsp of chopped fresh arugula leaves
1 cup of shredded mozzarella (or your favorite cheese)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
salt & pepper
In a bowl, combine the stuffing ingredients and mound into the hollowed out bread.
Put the lid back on the bread to cover and wrap tightly in aluminum foil.
Bake at 350F for 30 minutes. Wait till cool enough to slice.
I also grill this on the top rack of my grill in the foil and it comes out terrific!
I'll probably be barbecuing at the cottage tonight. Might have to try it!
But your version complements our Southern California climate much better. And I have a bunch of herbs flourishing on the patio. I'll have to try it first time my College Kritter comes to visit.
Thanks fro the idea!
Looks so good.
Sure, some fresh spinach would be fine.....I always have arugula, so that is my green of choice, and it's nice and spicy!
I pinned this recipe, I think I may have to try it out for the Super Bowl! Also, I think you have a beautiful blog, glad to be your newest follower :)
You can make this 2 days ahead. Just prepare it and refrigerate it.
Take it out an hour before and put it in the oven or on the grill.