Savory slices of cheese, aromatic French bread are lifesavers when you need a last-minute appetizer of brunch items. Great to serve this as a side with soups and salads.
Ingredients: (makes 16 servings)
6 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 tablespoon butter
4 green onions, chopped
1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable garlic and herb cream cheese
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms in butter until tender. Add onions; cook and stir until liquid has evaporated. Set aside.
Cut French bread in half lengthwise and then widthwise; spread cut sides with cream cheese. Combine the Italian cheese, mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese; spread over bread. Top with mushroom mixture.
Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted. If desired, broil 4-6 inches from the heat for 2-4 minutes or until golden brown. Slice and serve warm.