French bread topped with a creamy Swiss cheese spread tastes great as a party appetizer! These may be served without broiling.

Kim

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the broiler.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix sour cream, mayonnaise, Swiss cheese and dry Italian-style salad dressing mix.

  • Spread the mixture generously on the French bread slices. Arrange slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet.

  • Broil in the preheated oven 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

349 calories; protein 10.8g 22% DV; carbohydrates 34.6g 11% DV; fat 18.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 24mg 8% DV; sodium 873.2mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2005
I made this for an office potluck - I just put the spread into the crockpot on low- once it was melted together I turned it down to warm and it was awesome! I had slices of crusty bread for everyone to dip with. The office loved it!! I got 10 requests for the recipe that day. Then I made it for a football party and even the men were raving about it! I added about 1/3 envelope of Knorr vegetable soup mix to the recipe and added some more cheese:) - for a little something extra. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/05/2010
Sorry did not like it at all. Followed the recipe exactly. Too much of a mayo taste. Read More
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97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2005
I made this for an office potluck - I just put the spread into the crockpot on low- once it was melted together I turned it down to warm and it was awesome! I had slices of crusty bread for everyone to dip with. The office loved it!! I got 10 requests for the recipe that day. Then I made it for a football party and even the men were raving about it! I added about 1/3 envelope of Knorr vegetable soup mix to the recipe and added some more cheese:) - for a little something extra. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I had this last week at a small party. I couldn't stop eating them!!! I found the recipe here and just made it for an informal dinner party and what a hit it was!!!! And EASY!!!! It can't get any easier. I, also, used a bit of this and made stuffed mushrooms with it. They were fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I can't stop making this recipe! It is great. My husband loves the original recipe and I make my with added chopped tomatoes and mozzarella cheese instead of swiss. Either way this is a keeper!! Next time I might even try adding some real bacon bits just for a different taste.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2008
Love it! Ok so I told my hubby french bread he heard texas toast. I used it anyway and we were blown away. I'm terrible with a broiler and burn everything so I decided to bake this at 400 and it was perfect. The cheese melted and got a little toasty on top and the toast was browned on the bottom and the middle was nice and soft. Really fab! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2008
I was so excited to see this recipe! I have been making these for parties for about 2 years. The one thing that REALLY makes special these though is to add diced bell pepper to the top before baking. Dice the bell pepper VERY fine and just sprinkle a few (maybe 4 or 5) pieces on the top of the little toasts (I use a skinny baguette loaf sliced up) before baking. For a holiday party it is pretty to dice up red and green bell peppers! I bake these in a 400 degree oven for about 10 or 15 minutes. The spread can be made ahead a couple of days and kept in the fridge. I have also gone ahead and spread it on the bread slices topped it with the peppers and placed them all on a cookie sheet covered with plastic wrap in the fridge for a few hours. Great make-ahead party snack! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
delicious quite easy and very fast. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2006
I thought this was very good. Mixed it all the night before and added about 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic to it. We then assembled it the next day right before we baked it. I would have liked a bit more cheese but that could be my fault; I just eye balled it instead of measuring it in a measuring cup. I will be making this again. Oh I brought it to work assembled it and threw it in the toaster oven at 350 for about 7 minutes and then toasted it so that it got nice and brown on top. Coworkers loved it and I had to give them the recipe too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2006
These were really good. Very flavorful super easy and quick to prepare. There were four of us and the whole batch was gone in less than 5 minutes. The next time I make them I might try toasting the underside of the bread before spreading and broiling the topping on the other side. Very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2007
Hubby loved it but next time I think I will add some finely chopped onions to the mix. Also I used Miracle Whip...oops! I won't do that again (real mayo only)! I made with fat free everything and with a whole wheat french roll-yummy!! Thanks:) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/05/2010
Sorry did not like it at all. Followed the recipe exactly. Too much of a mayo taste. Read More
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