Source: America's Favorite Food Associations

Warm Mushroom & Roasted Pepper Loaf
This Warm Mushroom & Roasted Pepper Loaf is terrific any time of year!
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


8 ounces Italian bread
1/4 cup butter
12 ounces crimini mushrooms, thickly sliced
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 ounces baked ham, sliced
7 ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained and patted dry
4 ounces provolone cheese, thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut bread in half horizontally. Hollow out each half, leaving 1/2 inch thick shells. In a large skillet melt butter. Add mushrooms, garlic, salt and black pepper; cook stirring frequently, until mushrooms are tender and liquid evaporates, 6-8 minutes; set aside. Arrange ham in the bottom half of the bread shell; top with mushroom mixture, red peppers, and cheese, cutting them to fit shell, if necessary. COver with remaining shell. Place on a baking sheet; cover loosely with a foil tent. Bake until cheese melts, about 7 minutes. Cut into serving pieces, serve with knives and forks.