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Crusty Bread Boat with Crab and Artichoke Spread

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Crusty Bread Boat with Crab and Artichoke Spread
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients

  • 1 can (11 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original French Bread
  • 1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon white wine Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Asiago cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
  • 1 can (6 oz) crabmeat, well drained
  • 1 jar (2 oz) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Bake French bread as directed on can. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 2
    In medium microwavable bowl, mix remaining ingredients except parsley. Set aside.
  • 3
    Cut 1 inch from top of cooled loaf. Cut top into 1-inch pieces; place in serving basket. With sharp knife, cut around inside of loaf, leaving 1/2-inch-thick sides. Remove bread, leaving inside of loaf hollow. Cut removed bread into 1-inch pieces; place in serving basket.
  • 4
    Microwave cream cheese mixture on Medium (50%) 3 to 4 minutes, stirring twice, until hot. Spoon hot mixture into hollowed-out loaf. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve spread with bread pieces and/or crackers.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Instead of Asiago cheese, try Parmesan instead.
  • tip 2
    White wine Worcestershire sauce is milder in flavor and lighter in color than regular Worcestershire sauce. In a pinch, the regular variety will work in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

350 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 20g Protein, 32g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (excluding hollowed loaf)
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
145
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
990mg
41%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
5g
Protein
20g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
14%
14%
Vitamin C
14%
14%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
16%
16%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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