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Swiss Garlic Bread

This recipe comes from my friend Vicki. When she gave me the recipe it was titled BREAD! I gave it a new name for here on MGCC, but once you have tried it you might just call it BREAD!  I still remember that all of us at the table kept asking for the BREAD! to be passed around again. Butter, Swiss cheese and garlic....what more can I say.

-1 loaf french bread
To slice the bread I use my electric knife, but a sharp bread knife will work fine.
Shave off the top crust of the loaf. Now make 1" slices the whole length of the loaf, almost all the way through, but making sure they are still intact on the bottom crust of the loaf.

Butter Spread
-1/2 pound butter, softened (not margarine or tub butter)
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-1 tbsp poppy seeds
-1 tsp dry mustard
-1/4 cup finely chopped chives or green onions
Using an electric hand mixer, beat all ingredients together until creamed. Place cut bread loaf on a large piece of foil. Spread butter mixture on each piece making sure that the slices stay connected at the bottom. Save enough butter mixture to spread on top of the loaf once it is filled with cheese.
Swiss Cheese
-1 160 gram package of sliced Swiss cheese
This part of the recipe does not have to be exact. Cut the large slices of cheese into enough pieces so that you have enough pieces to insert between each slice of buttered bread. Press the loaf slightly together so that it sticks together and spread the remaining butter mixture over the top of the shaved loaf. Pull up the sides of the foil leaving an opening all along the top so that the bread gets slightly crunchy on top as it bakes. Bake in 400ยบ oven for 18 minutes. Serve right from the foil. The cheese should be gooey when you pull the pieces apart.


  1. bread...butter...cheese...ooey...
    gooey...oh oh, I better stop drooling over this and go for a walk instead ;^D

  2. Oh my! That sounds like a meal!

  3. This sounds delicious! Just in time for company this weekend too!

  4. Oh my this sounds so...what Charlotte said. She took the words right out of my mouth...

  5. I've had this at your house Kathy .. and yes it is very good!

  6. I planning to give this one a try...for sure! I can almost taste it.

  7. That could be a meal by itself for me!

  8. I made this on Saturday and it was soooooooo yummy!! I would try a little less butter next time and would suggest that you put the cheese between the slices at the same time as the butter -or else they stick together too much. This recipe is definitely a "keeper"

  9. Thanks for your comment Paula...and your suggestion. I'm glad you enjoyed the BREAD! Kathy

  10. I can't wait to try this bread. It looks just absolutely delish! Thanks so much for sharing so many recipes on your site. I live in Kansas and saw several others who have commented from Kansas. I have been on the computer for over an hour and need to get something done! Paula

  11. Oh my word. That sounds heavenly. I love garlic bread so much and am making it this weekend. I will have to try a variation on this one as I don't have swiss cheese. Marble would be good to. Thanks for sharing this.


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