Salty roasted garlic and crispy artichoke bread, made with 3 kinds of cheese and baked til melty. This makes a great appetizer, or add grilled chicken for a hearty main dish.
1 loaf French bread (or similar crusty white bread loaf)
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 teaspoons minced garlic
1 14-ounce can quartered artichoke hearts
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mayo
1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 400. Slice the top off of the bread loaf. (Discard the top or use for another recipe) Finely chop half of the artichoke hearts, set aside the un-chopped hearts.
In a medium bowl combine cream cheese, minced garlic, finely chopped artichoke hearts, mayo, 1/4 cup mozzarella, and 1/4 cup parmesan. Mix until well combined. Spread mixture on top of bread.
Sprinkle remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese on top of creamed mixture. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add remaining artichokes and saute until browned. Place sautéed artichokes on top of bread.
Place bread on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melty and bubbly. Slice bread and serve warm.