Howell’s Bread with mayo, diced green chiles, and cheese on crusty French bread is quick and easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd. With loads of cheesy goodness and a kick of spice, this cheesy bread is seriously addicting!
I discovered this cheesy bread in a recipe pamphlet I bought from a thrift shop years ago and I am not really sure why it’s called Howell’s Bread. The booklet didn’t really provide any background on the recipe and googling didn’t return any information other than my own post. All I know is, every time I bring this amazing appetizer to a party, it’s gone in sixty seconds!
What’s in a name, right? For something so cheesy, gooey and tasty, I think it’s arbitrary. 🙂
However, I attended a potluck recently, bringing two loaves of the Howell’s Bread with me, and one of the guests excitedly grabbed a piece and exclaimed, “Josephinas, my favorite!” I come to find out our dear old loaf is better known as Josephinas and why that is so, I also don’t know.
One thing for sure, though, you need to make this cheesy garlic bread ASAP! Loaded with creamy goodness from mayo and cheese plus a delicious heat from diced green chiles, it’s seriously addicting! It’s so easy to pull together, has simple pantry ingredients, and the recipe can be doubled (or tripled) for a large crowd.
Unfortunately, this is not something I’ll recommend prepping days in advance and freezing as the mayonnaise tends to separate and turn into a watery mess when thawed. If you need a few batches for a party, just keep the prepared loaves on a sheet pan in the fridge until ready to bake.
Want more cheesy appetizers in your life? These jalapeno poppers are creamy, meaty, spicy and like a party in your mouth!
- 1 loaf sourdough or French bread
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 4.5 ounces diced green chilies
- 1 cup cheddar jack cheese, shredded
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- Split the bread loaf in half lengthwise.
- In a bowl, combine butter and garlic powder. Spread mixture on the cut side of each half of bread loaf.
- In another bowl, combine mayonnaise and diced chilies. Spread mixture over the butter mixture.
- Sprinkle cheese and paprika.
- Bake in a 400 F oven until lightly browned and bubbly.
- Garnish with green onions and slice into serving pieces.