*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
            WARM SWISS CHEESE, MUSHROOM, AND ROASTED PEPPER LOAF
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : American                         Main dish
                 Sandwiches
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1                    Loaf Italian Bread (16 inch)
      1/4   c            Butter (1/2 stick)
      1/2   ts           Crushed garlic
   12       oz           Mushrooms, thickly sliced
    3       oz           Shiitake or Portabello
                         -mushrooms, stems discarded
                         -and thinly sliced, about
                         -1 1/2 c.
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/4   ts           Ground black pepper
    2                    Jars (7 oz. each) roasted
                         -red peppers, drained and
                         -patted dry
    8       oz           Thinly sliced Swiss cheese
 
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
   
   Cut bread in half horizontally. Hollow out bottom half of loaf, leaving
   1/2 inch thick shell. In a large skillet, melt butter; add garlic; cook
   and stir until slightly softened, about 1 min. Add both mushrooms, salt
   and black pepper; cook, stirring occassionally, until mushrooms softened
   and liquid has evaporated, about 5 mins; set aside. Arrange roasted red
   peppers in the bread shell. Cut Swiss cheese to fit into the shell; place
   1/2 of the cheese over the peppers. Top with reserved mushroom mixture,
   remaining cheese and the top of the bread. Place on baking sheet, cover
   loosely with foil tent, bake until cheese melts, about 5 mins.
   Cut into serving pieces, serve with knife and fork.
  
 
 
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