toasted artichoke garlic bread

We are all garlic lovers in my house, including my 19 month old son who was probably bombarded with it while I was still pregnant with him! He’s a great eater and this recipe happened to be the first time he tried artichokes (which he loved!). It combines salty parmesan and sweet and tangy artichokes with sharp garlic flavor all on warm toasted bread. It’s like all your favorite things about artichoke dip served on easy to eat bread! I was inspired by a friend who says she makes a similar recipe for her family who loves it as well. Here’s my Toasted Artichoke Garlic Bread.

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Toasted Artichoke Garlic Bread

Ingredients:

1 loaf Italian bread

1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

4 cloves of roasted garlic (To roast garlic, cut off the top, drizzle with EVOO, wrap in tin foil and cook low and slow in a 250 degree oven for about 45 minutes. If you don’t have the time, mince the garlic, drizzle a small saute pan with EVOO and cook over low heat until just fragrant 🙂 )

2 ounces of cream cheese

1/4 cup sour cream

2 TBS softened butter

1/4 cup chopped scallions

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

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A few simple ingredients all in one bowl make for a perfect quick bread topping!

Directions:

This couldn’t be easier! Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Mix all the ingredients except for the bread in a large bowl. Spread over each half of the bread.

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Serve with just about anything!

Bake until toasted and golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!

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Canned artichoke hearts are a staple pantry ingredient in our house

Artichokes make for a fun twist to a classic garlic favorite. This bread would be great served with a simple side salad or roasted chicken. It is a heavier bite so make sure to keep the side light! You could also try this artichoke mix on small bread rounds for a tasty appetizer 🙂

Eat Well,

Stephanie a.k.a. The Foodetarian

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