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Herb Cheese Bread

A flavorful combination of herbs makes this cheese-topped loaf a welcome addition to most any menu. In fact, we couldn't believe how light the buttery slices were when compared to frozen breads found in the grocery store. —Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread, halved lengthwise
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a small nonstick skillet, saute onions and garlic in margarine for 1-2 minutes. Stir in the seasonings. Brush over cut sides of French bread; sprinkle with cheese.
  • Wrap each piece of bread loosely in a large piece of heavy-duty foil; seal edges of foil. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Cut each piece into six slices. Serve warm.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Blue Bonnet light stick margarine.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 147 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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