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Italian Cheese Loaf

"Here's a deliciously different sandwich. It's yummy warm from the oven or off the grill at a cookout. The cheesy filling is complemented by a mix of garden-fresh ingredients and crusty bread. I usually serve it with a salad and onion rings."
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40 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. Cut top half off loaf of bread; set aside. Carefully hollow out bottom of loaf, leaving a 1/2-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use). In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; mix well. Spoon into bread shell; replace top. Wrap in foil. bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Slice and serve warm.


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  1. 11 Ratings

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this was easy to make and a good casual dinner. My meat eaters thought it would be better with some proscuitto added. Thanks!

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this was just ok...

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this was easy to make and a good casual dinner. My meat eaters thought it would be better with some proscuitto added. Thanks!

Followed exact recipe but will add meat next time! Kiddos loved it and so did hubby, that's hard to beat with a meat man! :)

Really good! This paired nicely with some sausage/pasta soup we had for dinner last night. I made 1/3 of this recipe, cutting the tomatoes (I used grape tomatoes) down to 1/3 of a cup. I used...

Very tasty recipe! Make sure to measure the ingredients precisely, or you end up with tons of extra filling. I ended up cooking this for about 45 minutes because the cheese wasn't very melted ...

this was just ok...

This was delicious! I didn't have olives so I omitted those. I also didn't have any french bread on hand, so I made some from scratch. I used whole wheat bread flour because I didn't have any wh...

Great recipe! The sandwich was simple and a sensation. Warm crispy bread filled with a perfect balance of cheese and tomato. I will be using this at my next book club meeting. However, I would...

I made this to go along with some homemade chicken tortellini soup, and I wish I would have done two things different. 1.) used less Italian dressing since I just eyeballed it. It made the botto...

Took this on a picnic and cooked it on the side of the grill. Probably due to these conditions, the cheese didn't melt much, even after 45 minutes. I thought it had too much tomato and oregano...