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italian cheesy bread

Italian Cheesy Bread

  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: oven-baked
  • Cuisine: italian


  • One French Bread Loaf – get the fatter one, not the skinny crunchy one
  • 2 Tbs Trader Joe’s Bruschetta Topping, or make your own!
  • 2 Tbs Minced Roasted Red Peppers
  • 1 Tbs Sun Dried Tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbs Capers, coarsely chopped
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded smoked mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • Salt & Pepper to taste. Parmesan cheese is salty on its own, so not a lot is required.


  1. Sliced your bread in half lengthwise, and place upside down (flat part down) on a half sheet pan.
  2. Place in a 350˚ oven and let crisp while you mix other ingredients.
  3. Combine all other ingredients in a large bowl. You could do this the day before, so the mixture gets happy, happy, happy! Saving you time the day you are planning to serve. Think of this mixture as Italian Pimento Cheese. This spread would be great in a sandwich, baked to make a dip served with crackers, etc.
  4. Once the bread is crispy on the bottom, take it out of the oven.
  5. Smear your Italian Pimento Cheese on the bread halves, being sure to add each half’s fair share.
  6. Place back in the oven for 15-20 minutes, depending on your oven, to melt the cheese. For the last 2.5 minutes, turn your oven to broil. Help give the cheese that perfect look on top.
  7. Let sit for a couple of minutes before slicing.

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