Stuffed French Bread

Total Time:
3 hr 15 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
3 hr

Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 large loaf French bread
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 (0.7-ounce) package Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 (2 1/4-ounce) jar chopped dried beef, optional
Directions

Slice the loaf lengthwise, and remove the excess dough from the inside to make room for the stuffing. In a medium size bowl, combine all of the remaining ingredients and mix well. Fill the hollowed bread with the mixture. Reassemble the loaf, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to serve, approximately 3 hours. To serve, slice the loaf into 1-inch sections.


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This is fantastic! Super easy and delicious. I made it a second time using ham instead of the chipped beef. I also added some shredded co-jack cheese.I will make again soon using ranch dressind mix instead of the italian, I think it will work well too. This is a must have from anything to bridal/baby showers to wedding reception dinners. 5*'s all the way! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a pot luck, since it was around Christmas, I used red and green peppers, added green onions, and chopped up some thin sliced Ham instead of the dried Beef. I also used Baguettes. It was a hit !!!! And looked like Christmas with both colors of Peppers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Served this at two parties and everyone loved it. I did try it out first as it was written and there was too much cream cheese using regular french bread. I use a Baguette instead and just took out the top half of the bread and it came out much better. I needed two loaves to use up all the filling which was fine. I got more serving out of it and I needed it because everyone loved it. The filling could be used as a dip also and it would go over well. Definitely a keeper. Did not use beef but did add green onions. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe sounds great for a large crowd. I am planning on making it for my church bible study on Tuesday nights. Only thing I think I will do is omit the dried beef. Probably be less salty and another member is making wings, so I think this will go nicely with it. I will cook some ground beef. Drain and cool it. Then mix it in. I think that will be more heartier and better tasting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is one of my absolute favorites although i have omitted the dried beef. I make this all the time especially if i need something for a crowd pleaser item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this stuffed bread!! I have made it for parties and I always get compliments on it and requests for the recipe. I just love Paula Deen. Everything she makes is soooo good!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great appetizer, especially for Wine Parties! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great, easy tailgating recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a big hit with my fammily. They all love bread and cream cheese. With both together was a sin, I did not have any thing left over. This bread was great for my apitiser item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so good...it feeds a lot. I've used it with guests everyone LOVES it! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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