With a total prep time of just 20 minutes, this cheesy loaf is one of the most simple appetizers around.

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Ingredients

  • 1 16 ounce baguette-style French bread or French loaf

  • ½ 8 ounce shredded sharp cheddar cheese (1 cup)

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ⅓ cup cooked bacon pieces

  • 2 green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)

  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Use a serrated knife to cut bread crosswise into 1-inch slices, cutting to but not through the bottom crust.

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  • In a small bowl, stir together cheese, butter, bacon, green onions, mustard, and lemon juice. Spread mixture between slices of bread. Wrap loaf in foil.

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  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until bread is heated through and cheese is melted.

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Nutrition Facts

238 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 4 g monounsaturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 461 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 10 g protein.

Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

09/14/2016
(Cindy Neuhaus) 5 stars.  I've now made this a gob of times---it's the keeper/favorite---and I've thrown away a lot of other recipes trying to top this.  To the questions--yellow prepared mustard, and I just triple the recipe using 3-16 ounce baguettes, 1 pound bacon (1/3 cup is about 5-6 slices, and it's really an OK amount for 1 loaf so I cook the whole pound & triple the rest), etc.  It's no more messy than a lot of appetizers--the melted cheese kind of holds the toppings in place.  Even at triple recipe, I've NEVER had any left over!  Others ask for the recipe. 5 stars, easy, a total keeper, delicious, everyone loved it & it was quickly snarfed down!

Most helpful critical review

08/09/2015
Jerry has a point
7 Ratings
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09/14/2016
(Cindy Neuhaus) 5 stars.  I've now made this a gob of times---it's the keeper/favorite---and I've thrown away a lot of other recipes trying to top this.  To the questions--yellow prepared mustard, and I just triple the recipe using 3-16 ounce baguettes, 1 pound bacon (1/3 cup is about 5-6 slices, and it's really an OK amount for 1 loaf so I cook the whole pound & triple the rest), etc.  It's no more messy than a lot of appetizers--the melted cheese kind of holds the toppings in place.  Even at triple recipe, I've NEVER had any left over!  Others ask for the recipe. 5 stars, easy, a total keeper, delicious, everyone loved it & it was quickly snarfed down!
08/09/2015
Jerry has a point
03/18/2014
yellow prepared mustard or dry mustard?
08/09/2015
Jerry has a point
11/26/2014
This is a great recipe. Looks delish. Plus, you can add your own ingredients really. It'
01/26/2015
don't seem like that much bacon for that like need a pound would make it better or is that a loaf of French bread?
12/23/2014
Bull: I doubt if the reviewers really made this dish. Ever try to eat something that had no bottom? you have stuff both on top and on the bottom, it had to be messy as hell to eat. Would be better if sliced the length and with the filling mixture between the upper and lower halves. Wrap, bake and then slice it into 1" pieces should work pretty well.