You all know the story, I love cheese, I love bread, I love food. But, yes, but, more than anything I love homemade Italian Cheese Bread. This bread is a winner, and you can’t beat the taste of fresh, cheesy, ooey (new word), gooey, hot bread, right out the oven!
The key, fresh bread. I went to the baker first thing in the morning and purchased fresh Italian bread. Then I took the bread home, cut it and half, lengthwise, and gutted some of the filling out the middle.
Now, you can take this gutted filling and slather it with some butter like I did, just don’t throw it away. I then took all my cheeses, half the scallions and some spices and mixed them well in a bowl. Spread this mixture on the bread, you should be able to cover four loaves with this amount of spread.
Italian Scallion Cheese Bread
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 loaves of bread
2 loaves of Italian Bread, sliced in half
1 bunch of green onion (scallions) chopped , divided
1 pack of cream cheese, softened
1 cup jack cheese
2 oz. of crumbled Gouda cheese
2 oz. of feta cheese
4 oz. Parmesan cheese
1/2 stick of butter, room temperature, unsalted
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 shallot, diced
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon crushed oregano
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place sliced bread on a baking pan. Remove about 1″ of bread out the center of each loaf. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
Spread mixture on the four bread loaves and bake for 15 minutes then broil for 3-4 minutes, until bread is golden brown. Remove bread from oven and top with remaining green onions.