5 Stuffed French Breads

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
These 5 Stuffed French Bread are the perfect all in one meal.


Ours is filled with either Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Buffalo Chicken, Chicken Alfredo with Roasted Peppers and Spinach, or a favorite Chicken Taco filling.


These simple sandwich fillings are a replica of those classic popular meals wrapped inside delicious French bread.


The ingredients are all simplified and we have several suggestions that you may like below.


The best part about these recipes besides being super easy, it frees up valuable time to spend with your family and friends they're really a self-serve meal.


Whatever you're favorite meal is you can transform it into a delicious filled sandwich with just a few creative ideas.


Just scroll down for these easy printable instructions and don't forget to check all the filling suggestions to make your next dinner or party a huge success.


these are filling recipes for stuffed french breads there is chicken cordon bleu, buffalo chicken and taco filled in the photo








Creative Fillings



One of the easiest ways to make these stuffed French bread is starting out with a few store-bought loaves of bread.


Keep in mind that you may want to pick up deli meats or cooked breaded or unbreaded chicken for these recipes.


The creative ideas are really endless with just a few basic tricks to fill these up for either opened faced or full whole filled sandwiches.


Have a variety of cheeses on hand, and get a list ready for the ingredients you may need ahead of time.


The kids love this bread filled with pepperoni, sauce, and lots of melted mozzarella, just to give you an idea of some of the endless possibilities that are super easy.


these are 3 French stuffed breads baked on foil



Ingredient For French Bread Fillings

  1. boneless or bread chicken cooked (or use deli meats)
  2. alfredo sauce
  3. marinara sauce
  4. taco sauce
  5. buffalo sauce
  6. French bread
  7. sliced swiss cheese, extra sharp cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese
  8. Optional Toppings: queso, olives, sour cream, hot sauce,  cooked bacon, favorite salad dressing, shredded lettuce, tomato,  sauteed onion, sauteed mushrooms, hot peppers, cooked pepperoni, guacamole, cooked ground beef, or other vegetable garnishes you like
  9. see suggestions for the many creative filling ideas and printable recipe card


these are all 5 stuffed French breads in a collage




Tips and Combination Suggestions

  • Don't cut through the bottom of the bread.
  • Leave the top whole and only hollow out the bottom to have a top and bottom sandwich
  • Broil the top for a crispy cheese
  • Use cooked breaded, grilled, or rotisserie chicken for your filling
  • Any deli meats can be used to substitute chicken
  • Whatever your favorite sandwich filling can be used for this french bread even egg salad or tuna for a cold filled sandwich
  • Top with crispy bacon, tomato, lettuce, for a filled BLT, and add mayonnaise
  • Use the excess bread from the middles for making croutons
  • If you love spicy add hot sauce on top with blue cheese dressing and blue cheese crumbles
  • Slice the french bread after it sits for 10 minutes after baking
  • Always bake hot sandwiches that are whole in foil
  • Keep your favorite salad dressing on hand to use for sauces in your filling
  • Try a California Style cold French bread filled with ground taco seasoned beef, diced cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, and guacamole 
  • The cheeses we use is extra sharp cheddar, try pepper jack, swiss, blue cheese crumbles, gouda, Havarti, provolone, mozzarella, or whatever kind you prefer
  • Make a Philly style with shaved roast beef, swiss cheese, sauteed onions
  • Fill the French bread with deli corned beef, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, and swiss cheese for a Reuben
  • Pepperoni jarred meat sauce and shredded mozzarella
  • Sloppy joe filling with cheddar cheese
  • Meatballs, sauce, and mozzarella
  • Sausage, peppers, onions, marinara sauce, and mozzarella
  • Kielbasa, sauerkraut drained and patted dry, swiss cheese
  • Antipasto Italian with salami, mortadella, pepperoni, capicola, Italian dressing, Italian seasoning, melted provolone
  • Deli roast beef and extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • Chicken Waldorf Salad chopped apples, walnuts, craisins, seedless grapes, cooked chicken, Peppercorn Ranch dressing
  • Breakfast filling, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, breakfast sausage crumbled or cooked bacon





this is a full stuffed french bread with chicken cordon bleu




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Fun Finger Foods



Stuffed bread are the perfect finger food for Game Day, birthday parties, picnics, and anytime you need to feed a crowd.


These loaves of bread make around eight slices and for those who want a smaller amount use submarine sandwich rolls.


I love to make an assortment it like the perfect extra large appetizer but really a whole meal in itself.


I would love to hear what your creations are so leave us a comment and let us know what your ideas are for fillings.




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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
5 Stuffed French Bread Recipes

5 Stuffed French Bread Recipes

Here are 5 recipes for stuffing french bread, it's a whole meal in baked delicious bread. Great for parties, lunch, or dinner!
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 40 Min

Ingredients

  • The same instructions for filling the French bread will be in the instructions section of this recipe card. Here are the fillings to use.
  • Chicken Parmesan Filling:
  • 1 loaf of french bread
  • 2 cups of cooked breaded or unbreaded cooked chicken sliced
  • 2 cups Italian marinara sauce of any kind you like homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese or more for the top
  • 1 tablespoon Italian chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups shredded whole milk mozzarella
  • Mix the chicken with sauces and half the mozzarella, adding the rest of the ingredients. The rest of the cheese goes on top of the filling.
  • Chicken Alfredo Spinach Filling:
  • 1 loaf of French bread
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted red bell pepper, thoroughly drained and patted dry
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups of breaded chicken tenders chopped or deli rotisserie chicken shredded off the bone
  • 1 jar (15 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce
  • salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded Italian blended cheese and extra for the top
  • 4 tablespoons Parmesan grated cheese
  • Mix all filling ingredients together reserving more Parmesan and Italian shredded Italian cheese for the top.
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu:
  • 1 loaf of french bread
  • 2 cups of cooked chicken, bread, breaded or unbreaded
  • 8 ounces of chopped deli ham
  • 8 ounces of Swiss cheese
  • 8 ounces of Havarti cheese shredded
  • 1 jar of alfredo sauce or cheese sauce of any kind
  • Mix the chicken with alfredo and shredded Havarti cheese.
  • Fill the bread with the chicken topping with the ham, then sliced swiss cheese.
  • Buffalo Chicken Filling:
  • 1 loaf of French bread
  • 2 or 3 cups of cooked chicken about 1 pound or so ( use rotisserie, baked chicken nuggets cut up, fried chicken off the bone, bread chicken tenders cut up, or whatever chicken you like off the bone cooked
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 to 3/4 cup hot sauce,
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing
  • 1 cup freshly grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese and more for the top saving some for the top around 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup Italian blended mozzarella cheese saving some for the top around 1/2 cup
  • Mix all filling ingredients together reserving some cheese.
  • Taco French Bread Filling:
  • 2 cups of cooked chicken or 1 pound cooked ground beef
  • 1 package taco mix
  • 1 can rinsed black beans or pinto beans
  • 2 cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup taco sauce if the ground beef is dry
  • Optional: 1 small can minced chilies peppers
  • Cook the meat with taco seasoning to the package mix instructions.
  • Add the beans, peppers, and sauce if using.
  • Fill bread and top with cheese.
  • Note: Bake as directed below.

Instructions

  1. For filling the French bread you can do this two different ways:
  2. Using a serrated knife, cut French bread in half, and cut each half lengthwise through the center.
  3. Hollow out each piece, removing bread and leaving a 1/2-inch shell.
  4. Cut removed bread portions into 1-inch pieces, and set aside.
  5. Note: use the extra bread for making croutons.
  6. Fill with whatever filling you choose, then sprinkle with cheese and bake them both until cheese melts and heated around 25 minutes on 375 degrees.
  7. Second Style Whole Loaf Stuffed French Bread:
  8. Cut the bread in half lengthwise and scoop out some of the bread on the bottom of just one side of the loaf.
  9. Spoon the filling in the hollowed out part and spread a little on the top half.
  10. Cover both sides with shredded cheese on top, put it together, and wrap the whole loaf in foil.
  11. Place it on a cookie sheet.
  12. Bake at 375 degrees until cheese is melted and heated for around 20 minutes.
  13. All hot bread is made the same, hollow with bread, fill, bake until cheese is melted. Let sit for around 10 minutes before slicing.
  14. Note: The cheeses we use are extra sharp cheddar, try pepper jack, swiss, blue cheese crumbles, gouda, Havarti, provolone, mozzarella, or whatever kind you prefer.
  15. If using a cold filling, hollow fill, and slice.
  16. Other Filling Suggestions:
  17. Try a California Style cold French bread filled with ground taco seasoned beef and cheddar then bake and garnish with, diced cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, and  guacamole
  18. Make a Philly style with shaved roast beef, swiss cheese, sauteed onions, 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise fill and bake
  19. Fill the French bread with deli corned beef, sauerkraut drained and pat dry, thousand island dressing, and swiss cheese for a Reuben fill and bake
  20. Pepperoni jarred meat sauce and shredded mozzarella
  21. Sloppy joe filling with cheddar cheese
  22. Meatballs crushed, sauce, and mozzarella
  23. Sausage, peppers, onions, marinara sauce, and mozzarella
  24. Kielbasa, sauerkraut drained and patted dry, swiss cheese
  25. Antipasto Italian with salami, mortadella, pepperoni, capicola, Italian dressing, Italian seasoning, melted provolone
  26. Deli roast beef and extra sharp cheddar cheese, 3 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing you like
  27. Chicken  Waldorf  Salad chopped apples, walnuts, craisins, seedless grapes, cooked chicken, Peppercorn Ranch dressing

Calories

308.70

Fat (grams)

17.92

Sat. Fat (grams)

7.52

Carbs (grams)

18.95

Fiber (grams)

4.33

Net carbs

12.61

Sugar (grams)

13.55

Protein (grams)

19.70



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8 comments

  1. Such a great idea! They reminds me of my favourite open ciabatta pizza :-))

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  2. Another nice round-up and all of the fillings sound very good

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  3. I love the variety you've given us here. These fillings look absolutely tasty. Need to try soon.

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  4. Thanks for the delicious recipe! The chicken parm was great!

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  5. So delicious! The chicken parm was great

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  6. I love these variations, and to tell the truth do not know what to start from :) I will probably try all of them!

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  7. Quick, Easy and a variety of flavors. These are perfect for my game day celebration.

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  8. I have a couple of friends who adore when I make these for our small parties. Definitely an amazing recipe to keep handy!

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