February 27, 2013 • 11:06:47 a.m.

Recipe of the Week: Antipasto Loaf

Recipe submitted by Megan Doherty of McHenry

Antipasto Loaf

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes (25 minutes active)

1 French bread baguette (12 oz.)

8 ounces cream cheese spread

3 tablespoons pesto

1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped

1/2 cup drained marinated artichoke hearts, chopped

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

2 cups baby spinach leaves, coarsely chopped

Cut the baguette lengthwise in half. Remove soft insides from both halves. Save removed bread for another use.

Mix cream cheese spread and pesto. Spread evenly onto inside of bread shells.

Fill the loaves evenly with tomatoes, artichokes, Parmesan cheese and spinach.

Reassemble the baguette and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours.

Cut into 25 slices and serve.

For a different flavor combination, add chopped green or kalamata olives. Or, use arugula leaves instead of spinach


Submitted by Megan Doherty of McHenry


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