This Artichoke Bread really is a scrumptious dish. So when Elizabeth Scott asked if she could post it, I said heck yes. Elizabeth is my closest friend, confidant, and kitchen assistant and my recipe taste tester. The best part is she put up with some of my harebrained recipe ideas. Some of which will never see print… LOL.
I love this Artichoke Bread. Growing up in a household with a chef, I was always experimenting with food and flavors. This experimenting carried on through to my adulthood.
One night my dad told me about this great garlic cheese bread they made in his restaurant. I immediately thought about what I could do to elevate this bread to the next level. I started out by adding some bacon to the butter and cheese mixture, oh my, was that good. Who doesn’t love bacon? Then I thought about adding something else and how I love…. Artichokes.
I know that artichokes are not a favorite with everyone. Some people think they are too much work to get to the creamy, tender, and cherished artichoke heart. So I decided to take the work out of the artichoke with a good quality in a jar and add it to my bread along with some bright green onions. After my family tried it, I knew I had a hit.
I started making this artichoke bread when we had family get-togethers. Soon it became a requested dish my children and husband would ask for on their birthdays. My oldest son moved away from home and when he returns home for a visit, the only thing he wants for his is my artichoke bread.
Elizabeth’s Artichoke Bread
Preheat oven to 375°. Chop 1 lb. bacon and cook over medium heat in a pan until crispy, drain and set aside. Drain and chop artichokes and place in a large mixing bowl. Chop green onions and add to artichokes. Add cheese, bacon, butter and mayo to the artichokes and green onions and mix until blended. Top each French bread half and bake at 375 until mixture is warm and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, slice and serve.
Ever since my family first experienced it, my artichoke bread has become an event all in its own right. To this day I still have previous co-workers email me out of the blue for this recipe. Family members from out of state beg me to give them the recipe when they return home. I hope you enjoy my Artichoke Bread recipe as much as my friends and family do.
Thanks so much Elizabeth.
Time to eat…