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Cheesy Bacon And Jalapeño Stuffed Baguette

Cheesy Bacon And Jalapeño Stuffed Baguette

INGREDIENTS
1 large French baguette, ends cut off
6-8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 jalapeños, seeds removed, finely chopped, optional (or use canned)
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
1/2 cup green onions, finely chopped
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 packet dry ranch mix
Kosher salt, to taste

PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Using a serrated knife, cut baguette almost in half lengthwise (butterfly cut), so you can open the baguette, but so that it’s still connected on one side.
With a spoon or your hands, hollow out the baguette, leaving 1/2-inch of bread/crust. In a large bowl or mixer, beat together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, mozzarella, bacon crumbles, jalapeños (if using) and green onions until combined.
In a separate, microwaveable bowl, combine butter, garlic and salt (to taste). Microwave for 20 seconds, or until melted.
Stuff cream cheese bacon mixture into the bottom half of your hollowed out baguette, then brush garlic butter all along the top half.
Close the baguette, so both halves are pressed together, and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices.
While holding said slices together, transfer baguette to a large piece of aluminum foil and wrap up.
Place loaf in oven (placed on baking sheet to avoid any spillage) and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and gooey.
Remove from oven and serve hot!

Source : allrecipes.com