Three cheese artichoke bread is cheesy and so tasty. It’s perfect as a snack or appetizer or even as the bread with your meal.
Tell me about your weekend cooking habits. Are you the classic “weekend warrior”, cooking simple meals (or maybe not cooking at all – no judgment here!) through the week, then melting away the stresses of your week over the stove on Saturday and Sunday? Or maybe you choose to melt away the stresses of your week over restaurant meals and pizza delivery? Or, perhaps you’re like me, and your weekends vacillate between those two styles? Maybe all in the same weekend – or even the same day?
I usually cook every night throughout the week (well, sort of…I am a “planned leftover” kind of meal planner, but we usually eat at home Monday – Friday nights). Philip works during the day on Saturday, so we eat an easy breakfast (bacon, eggs, toast) on Saturday morning then go out for our Chattavore restaurant experience on Saturday afternoon and have some sort of snack on Saturday evening. Sunday, I cook a big breakfast, we eat something simple for lunch, and Sunday night we either have dinner with my parents or I make an appetizer-type recipe, usually something that I’m thinking of sharing on the blog.
Three cheese artichoke bread is one of those Sunday evening appetizer meals. In this age of low-carbin’ it, eating most of a loaf of French bread (it was a small loaf, does that make it better???) between two people is not really copacetic, but then you guys know I don’t get too ruffled over that stuff. Maybe if we were eating this every night, but we aren’t so…. But I mean…three cheeses, artichoke hearts, and crusty French bread? This three cheese artichoke bread is my idea of a perfect snack.
The first time I made this I smashed the two halves of the bread together and wrapped it up in foil before I put it in the oven, and I pulled out a big, greasy, gloppy mess that we could barely eat. So, I toned down the cheese just a tad, took out the butter, and baked the two halves separately. Much better. It turned my three cheese artichoke bread from something messy and difficult to eat to something just cheesy and delicious.
Three cheese artichoke bread is a perfect weekend snack or a great bread to go with your meal!
Yield: 4-8 servings
10 minPrep Time:
15 minCook Time:
25 minTotal Time:
- 2 ounces cream cheese (1/4 of a standard brick)
- 2 ounces Gruyere cheese (1/2 cup grated)
- 2 ounces mozzarella cheese (1/2 cup cubed)
- 1 cup artichoke hearts, well-drained
- 1 clove garlic, peeled
- 1 small or 1/2 regular-sized French baguette
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the cheeses, the artichokes, and the garlic in a food processor. Blend until a spreadable consistency is reached.
- Cut the baguette in half and place the halves on a rimmed baking sheet. Spread the cheese and artichoke mixture evenly on both halves of the bread.
- Bake the bread for 10 minutes, then switch the oven to broil and broil until lightly browned and bubbly. Cut into smaller pieces and serve warm.