Cheesy Artichoke and Garlic Bread — Perfect for a Super Bowl Spread

Cheesy Artichoke and Garlic Bread

It’s the big game day!

And all I’ve been thinking about for the last two weeks is what to ADD to our annual Super Bowl spread (as well as what to delete) to keep variety, that good old ‘spice of life’ into the traditional mix.

Cheesy Artichoke and Garlic Bread with a blend of four Italian cheeses was my top choice to add this year.  I experienced my first bite of this bread at a friend’s party back in 2000.  I absolutely fell in love with this amazingly delicious cheesy, garlicy bread!   Any recipe with artichokes gets me every time and this recipe is at the top of my unforgettable recipes.  Thank goodness she shared her recipe with me, which I’ve tweaked (quite) a bit.

If you like artichoke dip, then you’ll flip over this cheesy bread!  Chunks of yummy artichoke hearts mixed in a plethora of cheeses and garlic, then baked to a melted, bubbly concoction of golden cheesy perfection . . .  inside a loaf of Italian bread baked to a nice crispiness on the outside, yet soft and moist on the inside.

Mmmmm!

This year we’re just having a small gathering in front of the tube, so I decided to eliminate the Italian Sausage and Pepper Sammies that we’ve had in previous years.  We always include our hot and spicy “Some like It Hot’ Chili”, as well as our awesome Guacamole that was chosen as one of Foodista’s best recipes for Guacamole.  We added some baked buffalo chicken wings, a sausage queso dip with mini peppers for dipping, and from my archives dated back to 1979, a veggie dip that has withstood the test of time (all recipes will be in upcoming posts)!

I hope you try this Cheesy Artichoke and Garlic Bread and check out the recipes for our Super Bowl spread too.

What did you add to your Super Bowl feast this year?  I’d love to know for future parties.  Leave a link too so I can find it on your blogs!

Excuse me while I go pig out a bit . . . hey, it’s the Super Bowl!

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Cheesy Artichoke and Garlic Bread

 

Cheesy Artichoke and Garlic Bread

What You Need:

  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 - 2 (14-oz) cans artichoke hearts, drained and chopped (use what you like, but at least use a minimum of one can)
  • 3 - 4 large cloves of fresh garlic, minced
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 3 large cloves of fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup Mozzarella cheese (or ½ cup Italian blend cheese), shredded
  • ½ cup Fontina cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 4 oz. mascarpone cheese (Italian cream cheese)
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground sea salt
  • 1 loaf Italian bread, the top sliced off, lengthwise
  • Garnish: minced green onion stems

Instructions

  • Slowly and gently heat the olive oil.
  • Add garlic and green onions, sauté for a few minutes, do not burn the garlic.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients (except the bread).
  • Heat until all ingredients are hot and blended together.
  • Slice the top of the bread off, lengthwise, but not completely in half.
  • Scoop out a "little bit" of the interior bread (save to use and dip into artichoke mixture).
  • Pour the artichoke-cheese mixture into the bread shell.
  • Bake on the bottom rack of oven until it begins to turn golden brown and bubbly.
  • Broil for only 1 or 2 minutes (still on the bottom rack).
  • Keep a close watch on this so that it does not burn.
  • Remove from the oven.
  • Allow to set for about 10 minutes to allow the heated cheese to harden up a bit, so that it's not runny.
  • Garnish with minced green onion stems.
  • Slice and serve!
  • Can be made ahead and wrapped in aluminum foil and kept in the oven on low to keep warm!
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Cheesy Artichoke and Garlic Bread

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Comments

  1. I am swooning over this luscious, gooey, cheesy bread. Who needs a football game when there’s food like this? :)
    Betty recently posted..Manhattan Clam ChowderMy Profile

  2. I am such a HUGE garlic bread fan. Add cheese and artichokes and I’m over the moon! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Garlic, bread, cheese, and artichokes…what is not to like?!
    Nichole C recently posted..Salt and Vinegar Chicken Wings for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  4. Gooey and cheesy…o my..this is one fantastic meal!
    Angie@Angie’s Recipes recently posted..Pistachio Spelt Sablés with Rosa Pepper BerriesMy Profile

  5. I just love garlic bread! I love that you added artichokes to it! Yum!
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers recently posted..Buffalo Chicken Potstickers #SundaySupperMy Profile

  6. Put any cheese on any bread and I am there with bells on. This looks fantastic! Thanks!
    Julie @ Texan New Yorker recently posted..Dr Pepper Turkey Chili #SundaySupperMy Profile

  7. You really can’t go wrong with any kind of garlic bread. This one looks really addictive too!
    Constance Smith (@FoodieArmyWife) recently posted..Super Sloppy Joes | #SundaySupperMy Profile

  8. Hi Roz,
    This is a perfect way to serve this awesome dip, I just love this cheesy presentation and its pinned. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing.
    Miz Helen
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  9. Nom, nom, nom, gone!! I would love these as I adore artichokes cheesy anything!!

  10. easy and delish!!

  11. Roz, you are the artichoke queen, and I’m loving this recipe. Wish I would have seen this before today. I’ll have to pin it to try later. And heading over to take a look at that guac. You can never go wrong with that. What a fun food and spirit filled day. Loving our #SundaySupper group.
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  12. Oh my gosh – this looks fantastic. I would sit right next to this dish and never move.
    The Wimpy Vegetarian recently posted..Roasted Tomato Hummus : #SundaySupper Super Eats For Game DayMy Profile

  13. You are speaking my language here! This Cheesy Artichoke and Garlic Bread looks AMAZING!!!

  14. Oh this looks wonderful!

  15. Oh, boy, Roz, does this cheesy bread look incredible! I’d love to crash your game day party!!! xo

  16. This recipe makes SO much sense! I love artichoke dip AND garlic bread. It’s perfect at the same time!
    Shannon R recently posted..Pear Bundt Cake RecipeMy Profile

  17. Oh my goodness Roz,… this bread looks scrumptious! I love all the cheeses you used AND I am a huge fan of artichokes!
    Manu recently posted..Alpine Sliders #SundaySupperMy Profile

  18. This kind of food i love it, has everything in one bite
    Kathia Rodriguez recently posted..Mini Coconut Cups #SundaySupper #GameDayMy Profile

  19. Artichokes, bread, and cheese are a perfect trio! What an excellent addition to a game day spread.
    Renee recently posted..Chocolate Streusel Bars for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  20. This is everything my family LOVES! Great job
    Sarah recently posted..Cracker Jack Candy for a #SundaySupper Game DayMy Profile

  21. oh. . cheesy artichoke and garlic bread . . oh my word. . how delicious! You had me at cheesy!!! yum!
    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom recently posted..Baked Goat Cheese with Homemade MarinaraMy Profile

  22. PINNING and making this just as soon as possible. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!
    Renee – Kudos Kitchen recently posted..Honey Sesame Seed Crackers for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  23. This bread takes artichoke dip to a whole new level! Yum!
    Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere recently posted..Chunky Beef Stew with Cauliflower featuring #CertAngusBeef and #RecipeRehabMy Profile

  24. Oh my! I drooled as soon as I saw the picture! I need this right now! I wonder if I could get away with serving this for dinner :)
    Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen recently posted..Game Day Chili for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  25. Who doesn’t love a good cheesy bread!! Love your version, my mouth is watering as I type!

  26. THis sounds amazing! The bread is a perfect for any weekend gathering, and you gave a wonderful list of appetizers for the game. I am sure the men in your family love attending your parties,no matter what sport event is on!

  27. roz you have outdone yourself this time around. I love love love this bread. If we had been home for the super bowl you bet I would have made this but regardless with the cold weather on its way here and a big pot of soup i already planned to make you bet this bread is going to be next to it on the dinner table! i love it
    Kitchen Belleicious recently posted..SuperBowl Inspired Cajun Shrimp DipMy Profile

  28. This is a lovely bread and beautifully photographed as well. You have a lot of good stuff here, I could eat like a gavone here.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments regarding my anise biscotti, I am happy to be here.
    anthony stemke recently posted..ANISE COOKIESMy Profile

  29. Oh by the way – I have no affiliation with a Grits and Groceries restaurant, one such is in nearby South Carolina. I always liked that Little Willie John song when I was an adolescent and used that for my blog title.

    See ya’.
    anthony stemke recently posted..ANISE COOKIESMy Profile

  30. it’s a favoulous receipe! good! see you!!!!

  31. I love artichoke dip, and all those cheeses, so I’d definitely be head over heels for this bread
    Shaina recently posted..Boca Restaurant Review: Ninja Spinning Sushi BarMy Profile

  32. This looks absolutely gooey and delicious and I want some. I love artichoke and I love it on this bread!!
    Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes recently posted..Chocolate Cinnamon Coconut Milk Latte and In The Kitchen with My Teen #OutoftheKitchen #EpicuriousMy Profile

  33. Oh gosh Roz. I wish I had seen this before the Super Bowl, so I could have taken it to a party. But it would be great for any time company was coming too – I love all those gooey cheeses mixed with the artichokes.
    Ciao Chow Linda recently posted..Butternut squash and greensMy Profile

  34. Hi Roz! It’s good to meet another Italian foodie here on blogdom!
    Love your cheesy artichoke bread. So glad you liked us over at The Inspired Plate and at Dalla Mia Cucina! xo

  35. Hi Roz this recipe sounds amazing and I love artichokes.. will be trying soon. HOpe your doing well. Seems Like I keep missing some of these great recipes I may have been following the wrong blog … this is awesome nice new change! Take care bella!
    claudia lamascolo recently posted..Brownie Caramel Peanut Butter Treat RecipeMy Profile

  36. This must have been a big hit at your Super Bowl Party! It just looks heavenly. I love anything melty and cheesy. I am definitely saving this recipe to make soon! I am also going to check out your guacamole recipe. You would think being from Arizona, I would have one of my own, but I just haven’t found one that is my favorite yet. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes!
    Shari Kelley recently posted..Valentine Cheese BoardMy Profile

  37. Wow, does this every look decadent and rich and naughty– right up my alley, LOL! I’m weeks behind in visiting my favorite blogs. I could make a meal of this, with a glass of beer. Very easily!
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