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!
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!
- 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.