Stuffed French Bread

This is an oldie from my house. I first made this stuffed bread many, many years about 20 years.... it was a hit. I have made it many times since then and we still ooh and ahh over it when it comes out of the oven.
1 (lb)loaf of unsliced French Bread (or your favorite bread)
1/2 c butter, melted
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp poppy seeds
2 tsp minced onion
1 tsp garlic powder
1 1/4 c shredded Swiss cheese (or your favorite cheese)
1 1/2 tbsp mustard
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
 Cut "X" slices into your bread, but do not cut all the way through bottom. Wrap bottom of bread with foil and set aside. Melt butter and mix with mustard, lemon juice, poppy seeds, onion and garlic powder. Whisk to mix everything up. Carefully pour into your "X" s and over top of loaf. Now stuff with cheese. Place loaf on baking pan and bake at 375º for 8-10minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is crisp. Sprinkle with parsley. We just pull it apart and eat it.
You can double the recipe if you want it really loaded, yes it's that good!
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Cooking Gallery said…
I can imagine it was a hit, the bread looks very tempting and beautiful too...!
Unknown said…
this is over the top yumminess, with some marinara - spectacular.
Lisa said…
One of these days, I am definitely going to have to make that.
Lydia said…
Visiting from Craftomaniac- this looks YUMMY! I'm copying your recipe and hope to try it this week. Thanks for sharing!
MelissaDaams said…
i just had to comment... that looks insanely good... i wish i could make that for dinner (but alas, my hubby won't eat cheese)... maybe for a potluck?
Micky - the french bread look really good! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I am a little behind commenting - but I have featured this last week. Hope you are having a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn
JoAnn said…
This has become such a hit at Food Gawker too. It was really delicious! My colleagues and I LOVED IT! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe.
Anonymous said…
Where in the directions does it say to put the cheese in the bread? Before or after pouring on the butter sauce?
Beth said…
I made this and it was SO delicious. I brought it to a get together and everyone was asking for the recipe. The only difficult thing was that my french bread had a pretty tough crust so it was difficult to slice in the X's. I served it with some homemade marinara. YUM
Anonymous said…
Delicious! Do you use dry mustard or prepared mustard?
Mickey said…
Anonymous - Yes I used regular yellow mustard.