Recipe : Italian Bread


Now you know it…I love football and football food! YUMMY!  I was sampling a dish at a Super Bowl party several years ago when I came across this incredible Italian stuffed bread. Now, I crave it.  Plus, our house smells amazing after I make it.  Everyone starts pouring into the kitchen wondering what is creating such an amazing aroma.  It’s EASY too!  It’s a great option to bring to the next party you are attending, maybe a Super Bowl Party!  It’s amazing!  If you make it and don’t like it, swing it by my house and we will devour it for you!  Let me know if you try it and how it goes!  I even want to know if it’s a flop.  I always enjoy a good story:)

Italian Bread

10+ cloves fresh garlic
1 large loaf French bread unsliced
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1 pkg frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed dry
1 14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
Sliced olives (a can)
Pepperoni (I use a lot)
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup grated mozzarella (I double this)
2 tsp capers, chopped

Pinch oregano and basil

1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp coarse ground pepper

Peel and chop garlic coarsely, then set aside. Cut the top off the of bread lengthwise. Carefully scoop out the inside of the loaf, tearing the bread into small pieces and placing them in a large mixing bowl. In a large skillet, melt butter and oil together until slightly bubbling. Add garlic and stir. Add spinach, artichokes, sliced olives and pepperoni. With a wooden spoon, lightly combine all ingredients. When thoroughly mixed, remove from heat and add the garlic mixture to the bread pieces and toss until everything is again thoroughly mixed. Add cheeses, capers and seasonings, and then toss together to mix well. Pack mixture into the hollow bread crust, replace the top and wrap in foil. Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Unwrap. Drizzle some olive oil on top of the crust and bake uncovered for 5 more minutes. Slice and serve. (I slice it before I bake it; it just saves when you are ready to serve.)


Doesn’t it already look amazing?
 Mix it together!
 Scoop out the inside of loaf.
 Mix the pepperoni mixture with bread and add cheese.
 Pack the mixture into the bread.
 After you bake it.  Slice and Serve.
 Game Time! It is incredible!  Enjoy!
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  1. cyndidenotter says:

    Oh man, I am starving. This looks so yummy. I am going to try this!

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