Grilled Cheesy Olive Bread
Turn ordinary French bread into a warm and cheesy loaf in minutes with just a few simple ingredients. By Betty Crocker Kitchens
20 Minutes Prep
20 Minutes Total
- 2 cups shredded American and Cheddar cheese blend (8 ounces)
- 1 jar (5 ounces) olive-pimiento cheese spread
- 1 can (4.5 ounces) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread, cut horizontally in half
- Sliced pimiento-stuffed olives, if desired
- Heat coals or gas grill for indirect heat. If using charcoal grill, arrange coals around edge of firebox. Mix all ingredients except bread and olives in medium bowl.
- Place bread, cut sides down, over center of charcoal grill or over unheated side of gas grill and over medium-low heat. Cover and grill 4 to 5 minutes or until toasted.
- Remove bread to cookie sheet; spread toasted sides with cheese mixture. Cover and grill bread, cheese sides up, 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is hot and melted. Garnish with olives. Cut bread into slices to serve.
- If your grill is full, or you don't want to light it up, just broil the bread in the oven instead.
- Before adding the cheese mixture, broil bread, cut sides up, 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Spread with the cheese mixture, then broil 2 to 3 minutes longer until cheese is hot and melted.
- Kids love cheesy bread, but if they don't care for olives and green chiles, leave them out and use plain cheese spread.
- The toasted bread can be topped, covered and refrigerated for up to 2 hours before heating it on the grill.
NutritionCalories180(Calories from Fat90),Total Fat10g(Saturated Fat4 1/2g,Trans Fat0g),Cholesterol20mgSodium460mgTotal Carbohydrate16g(Dietary Fiber1g Sugars1g),Protein7g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A6%;Vitamin C0%;Calcium10%;Iron6%; Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.