Artichoke Bread

An artichoke dip baked in a loaf of bread until ooey gooey and cheesy and good!

Artichoke Bread

The artichoke bread is essentially an artichoke dip that is baked on bread until the crust of the bread perfectly light and crispy, the dip is nice and warm, the cheesy topping is melted and golden brown.
For the bread I used a loaf of Italian style bread that I cut it in half lengthwise and then scooped out a bit of the center to provide room for more filling.

The artichoke bread turned out amazingly well! I used a nice fresh loaf of Italian bread so while the crust was light and crispy the inside was nice and soft and moist. The warm artichoke dip with the melted cheesy topping was so good and the fact the it was in the perfectly cooked bread made it even better! 

Ingredients
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 1 loaf Italian bread, sliced in half lengthwise

Instructons
  1. Mix the artichoke hearts, green onions, garlic, cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, mozzarella and parmigiano reggiano reserving some of the cheese.
  2. Hollow 1/2 an inch out of the center of both halves of the bread.
  3. Spread the mixture into the hole in the bread slices and top with the reserved cheese.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven covered in foil for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the foil and continue to bake until the cheese is melted and golden brown.