French baguettes don’t get enough recognition for their worth. Fresh, soft crusty bread can be so much more than a simple side to a big family meal. If you’re accustomed to eating your baguette with a slab of butter to compliment your roast dinner it’s time you discover what else a single french baguette can do for you. These recipes range from sweet breakfast ideas, delightful appetizers to savory dinners. Scroll on through to discover these drool-worthy meals that you can enjoy this week!

1. Feta Spinach Stuffed French Bread

Spinach dip often makes the appetizer menu at many restaurants and its quite often a crowd favorite. But what if you could make said amazing spinach dip all in the well of a fresh loaf of french bread? This delicious recipe takes on the spirit of spinach dip but enhances it ever so slightly.

You can make this recipe with whatever sized french bread you can get your hands on. The bread boat might be the talk of the party but the feta spinach filling will steal the show. It is made up of cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese and chopped frozen spinach. This is a serious cheese-lovers dream. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: KEVIN IS COOKING

2. Easy Overnight Blueberry French Toast

What do you think of when you hear french toast? Did a piece of bread layered in egg, fried then covered in syrup come to mind? That method is so last year. Just kidding, all in good humor but really this french toast recipe will blow you away. This recipe replicates the idea of french toast but in a whole new method.

If quick breakfasts are your jam you’ll want to make this recipe. It’s so easy and if you prepare it the night before you can pop it in the oven as soon as you wake. To get you even more excited it only takes 10 minutes to prep. This recipe doesn’t use any ordinary bread, you’ll use soft french bread. Combined with heavenly maple cream cheese and tart blueberries you’ll have a breakfast delight in no time. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE SALTY MARSHMALLOW

3. French Onion Soup

French onion soup is a timeless classic. This recipe combines all the savory flavors of french onion soup but with easy methods so you can make it in your own home. If you’re looking for a meal to warm your soul, these flavors and the literal temperature of the soup will do the trick.

This recipe creates a bowl full of caramelized onions in a savory beef broth that is topped with a french baguette and just enough melted gooey cheese to make you truly satisfied. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: AMANDA’S COOKIN

4. Egg Bacon Baguette Breakfast

Let’s get back to how French baguettes can enhance your breakfast game. This is a fast and easy, 3 ingredient breakfast recipe that you’ll want to make regularly. This meal is all made on the stove-top and in one pan which saves even more time and less clean up.

All you simply have to do is cook the bacon bits, set aside and then cook the egg baguette. You’ll achieve a crispy baguette with a runny egg on the inside. This new way of serving bacon and eggs will amaze you once you try it. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: EUGENIE KITCHEN

5. Steak Sandwiches With Caramelized Onions and Provolone Cheese

If steak dinners win your heart, or you have a steak lover in your house these stellar sandwiches will make a great meal. Whether it be lunch or dinner these steak sandwiches will satisfy and fill you to the brim.

They start with a fresh French baguette and then are filled with tender slices of steak, sweet Vidalia onions and lots of sauce to really make your heart skip a beat. Don’t forget the cheese, this recipe adds provolone cheese for a sharp and delicious taste. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CRAVINGS OF A LUNATIC

6. Leek Salad With Salmon On French Baguette

Crostini’s can make a great appetizer or can even serve as a light meal. This easy recipe will surely impress whomever you serve them to. They look like restaurant quality but are actually quite effortless to make.

This recipe begins by making a leek salad that only calls for 3 ingredients. Once complete, you’ll assemble these wonderful crostini’s starting with a sliced french baguette. Top it off with the leek salad and a slice of smoked salmon for a divine treat. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: ILONA’S PASSION

7. Artichoke Dip Stuffed Bread

If you love spinach dip you probably love artichoke dip. It’s another great appetizer that is quite frequently offered at restaurants. Quite often, artichoke dip is served with some form of a cracker but the method of stuffing it in a crusty baguette is convenient and delicious.

The artichoke dip itself is quite easy to make. It’s made up of a lot of cheesy ingredients such as cream cheese and grated parmesan and the sour cream and mayonnaise are added to make it extra creamy. Serve this ooey-gooey appetizer warm, everyone will be ecstatic as for how awesome it tastes. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: TASTE BETTER FROM SCRATCH

8. Easy Tomato Bruschetta With Balsamic Glaze

French baguettes make for great bruschetta recipes too! Bruschetta is another delicious bite that makes for a great appetizer or a light meal. If you love effortless recipes add this to your list of foods to try this week because these delights are made in just 10 minutes.

These little bruschettas will add a pop of color and a whole lot of flavor to your table. They look gourmet but don’t require any of the hard work. All the ingredients work together to compliment one another’s flavor and help the tomatoes shine brightly in this recipe. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: AHEAD OF THYME

9. Buffalo Chicken French Loaf

If spicy foods are what you crave you’ll love this recipe! Buffalo chicken all smothered on top of a crunchy French baguette, sounds enticing! This epic meal is great for watching some Sunday afternoon football or for any party where you can show it off to guests, they’ll love you for it.

This recipe begins with shredded chicken then combines Frank’s red buffalo wing sauce and then places it on a halved loaf. Before it goes in the oven you’ll want to add sharp white cheddar cheese to make this recipe extra cheesy. What are buffalo wings without the blue cheese, right? Once baked, to complete this meal you’ll top it off with crumbled blue cheese for aesthetics but also for added flavor. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: JO COOKS

10. Shrimp Roll With Lemon Basil Aioli

Shrimp rolls may not be as popularly known as lobster rolls but they definitely shouldn’t be forgotten about. These delicious sandwiches are great to bring to potlucks and can easily be made ahead of time.

To make these rolls you’ll want to start by grilling the shrimp on a frying pan. They cook fairly quickly, you’ll only need about 5 minutes per side. Then you’ll make a homemade lemon and basil aioli that will compliment the flavors of the shrimp very nicely. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CREATED BY DIANE

11. French Bread Pizza

These french bread pizzas are great for family dinners. They’re so easy to make and not to mention are extremely cost-effective. The best part is that you can have the whole family join in on the pizza making and you could even allow the kids to design their own!

There’s no easier way to replace pizza dough than with a crusty loaf of French bread. Whether the loaf is fresh or on its way out the pizza will turn out great! The family will definitely request this type of pizza night regularly. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY

12. French Onion Mushroom Casserole

This recipe takes french onion soup to a whole new level. Envision all the aromatic flavors of french onion soup but all in the form of a casserole. This smell of this captivating recipe will fill up your kitchen as soon as you start to bake it.

Comfort foods are so appealing because they can make us feel satisfied and warm inside. In this recipe, you’ll find toasted french bread, melted swiss cheese and caramelized onions. This recipe begins on the stovetop and then all the ingredients are layered carefully in a casserole dish to be finished in the oven. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: COOKING ON THE WEEKENDS

13. Easy Stuffing

Stuffing always reminds me of the holidays, mostly because it’s always served with big extravagant dinners. If you often lean towards boxed stuffing for convenience then you should try this out. This stuffing recipe is so easy that you don’t have to only save it for the holidays, it’ll make a great side dish to many meals too.

In this side dish, you’ll find torn bread, mushrooms and flavors of fresh herbs. You’ll want to start by toasting the bread in the oven first so it can dry out. While the bread is in the oven you can get started on perfecting the rest of the ingredients. You’ll combine butter, onions, mushrooms and celery into a skillet. Once completed, you’ll combine all the ingredients with a beaten egg and chicken stock into a casserole dish to achieve delightful stuffing. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: GAL ON A MISSION

14. Bread Pudding

If you haven’t heard of bread pudding before, the name alone could sound quite bizarre but I assure it’s worth a try. Think of it as a type of dessert cake that has fragrant flavors of cinnamon, vanilla and sweet brown sugar.

This recipe is so easy because instead of requiring any prior cake baking, you’ll use a store-bought french baguette. You’ll combine all the ingredients into a casserole dish and bake it in the oven. Once the creamy mixture has set, your sweet and delicious dessert is complete. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SOUTHERN BITE

15. Cherry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

This is another stellar french toast recipe. This one is quite sweet that you might want to serve it as a dessert but it can really make for one devious but outstanding breakfast.

You won’t dip these French bread slices into any ordinary egg mixture. In this recipe, you’ll dunk the bread in an egg, milk, vanilla and sugar mixture resulting in one luscious coating. Instead of baking like the previous french toast recipe, this one is cooked on the stove top. While the french toast is achieving the perfect golden brown layer you’ll heat up the sauce. Soon after you’ll have this breathtaking dessert or breakfast ready to devour. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: WILL COOK FOR SMILES

Clarissa Vanner

Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.

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