Because I have a serious cheese addiction, I have to admit that I crave this bread . . . daily. Unfortunatly, it’s rather high in calories, so I no matter how strong the craving, I don’t always get to satisfy it.
Aside from the cheesy goodness of this recipe, one of the best things about it is that you can customize it to your liking, whether it’s using different cheeses or different kinds of olives, the combinations are numerous. Not to mention, you can add other toppings such as jalapeño peppers if you like a more spicy flavor or chopped garlic to pair with lasagna or spaghetti.
Depending on how large your bread is, the measurements all differ. Of course, cheese will be the main ingredient, so all the other stuff will be either a tablespoon or multiple, depending on your personal taste.
In a bowl, mix . . .
- Cheese (any kind—cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan, pepper jack, American, etc)
- Sour Cream (Only if desired)
- Cream Cheese (Only if desired)
- Mayonnaise (If you don’t like mayonnaise, using the sour cream and cheese cream will work, but it will taste a little different than if you used the mayo)
- Olives (Sliced or Chopped, your choice. Black or green, your choice)
- Jalapeño peppers (Only if desired)
- Chopped Garlic (Only if desired)
- Chopped Mushrooms (Only if desired)
Whether you start off with a French Roll or French Bread Baguette, the steps are pretty much the same. Cut the loaf in half and lay on a baking sheet.
Once mixture is combined, spread onto both halves of the French roll or baguette. Bake at 325 degrees until the cheese is bubbly and completely melted—usually about 20-25 minutes.