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Fan Favorite Recipes with La Brea Bakery

Attention all sports fans! We’re sharing our favorite game time recipes that you’ll need to make this season. We have your cheesy, buttery, crowd-pleasing favorites. All of the recipes, featuring fresh baked La Brea Bakery Bread from Harris Teeter, will have the crowd cheering -whether you’re tailgating the big event or watching the game from home. 

Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

If there’s something better than your favorite pizza flavors piled on top of fresh baked buttery bread, we don’t know about it! Pro tip: Be sure not to slice through the base of the loaf when slicing.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 La Brea Bakery Sourdough Loaf (not pre-sliced)
  • 1 stick of Harris Teeter Butter, melted
  • ½ cup Harris Teeter Tomato Sauce
  • 1 cup Harris Teeter Pepperoni Slices
  • 1 cup Harris Teeter Fancy Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Place the loaf on a cutting board.  Using a serrated bread knife, cut the bread diagonally in rows across the top, down to ¾” from the base.  Holding the bread gently from the top, repeat cutting through rows in the other direction to create diamond-shaped wedges.

  3. Transfer the loaf to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.  Drizzle the butter onto the loaf, separating the wedges so the butter soaks in.  Repeat the process with the tomato sauce.

  4. Wedge pepperoni slices between each slice of bread, then stuff the cheese in and scatter on top. 

  5. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes.   Remove the foil and bake another 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and the pizza bread is warmed through.  

  6. Serve immediately.


Cheddar Bacon Hasselback Bread

Need a game-time app the whole family will love? We have an easy solution – Cheddar Bacon Hassleback Bread.   Should we say it again? Cheddar. Bacon. Bread.  YUM!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 La Brea Bakery Three Cheese Semolina Loaf (not pre-sliced)
  • ¼ cup Harris Teeter Butter, melted
  • 2 cups Harris Teeter Fancy Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 package Harris Teeter Premium Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Optional garnish: Sliced green onions

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Cut horizontal slices into the loaf of bread, ensuring not to slice through the bottom of the loaf.  Transfer the loaf to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

  3. Brush the melted butter onto each slice of bread, then stuff with cheese and bacon.  

  4. Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.  If it begins to brown before it is warmed through, cover with foil.

  5. Remove from the oven and serve immediately, garnished with sliced green onions, if desired.




Spinach & Artichoke Strata

When home-gating starts early, kick-off the festivities with this Spinach & Artichoke Strata.  We love that you prep it a day in advance so all you have to do in the morning is put it in the oven!

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes + overnight refrigeration

Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 La Brea Bakery Whole Grain Loaf (not pre-sliced), cut into 1” cubes
  • 12 ounces Frozen Harris Teeter Chopped Spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 15 oz. can HT Traders Quartered Artichoke Hearts, rinsed and squeezed dry
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups HT Traders Shredded Gruyere Cheese
  • 1 cup Harris Teeter Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 9 large Harris Teeter eggs
  • 2 cups Harris Teeter Half & Half
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and add the onion.  Cook over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes.  Add the garlic, and continue cooking, until fragrant – about another minute.  Remove from heat and add to a large bowl.

  2. To the same bowl add the spinach and the artichokes, both squeezed dry of extra liquid.  Add the bread and cheeses to the veggies and toss to coat.  

  3. Pour the bread mixutre out into a greased 9x13 baking dish.  

  4. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, half & half, and salt and pepper to taste.  Pour over the bread, ensuring the mixture gets into the corners.  Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

  5. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Bake for 30 minutes, covered.  Remove foil and bake another 45-50 minutes or until bubbly and warmed through.


Cheesy Garlic Bread

Skip delivery and make your own Cheesy Garlic Bread at home.  It’s every bit as ooey and gooey as the restaurant version, but at home you can add extra cheese for no extra fee!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 La Brea Bakery French Baguette, halved length-wise
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 2 cloves of garlic, grated
  • ¾ cup creamy Italian dressing, such as Kraft
  • 2 cups Harris Teeter Fancy Shredded Cheese
  • 2 tsp. dried Italian herbs

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Arrange bread on a baking sheet, cut side up.

  3. Mix butter, garlic, and dressing in a small bowl.  Spread on top of the bread.  

  4. Sprinkle with cheeses and herbs. 

  5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.  

  6. Cut into 8 pieces and serve warm, with additional dressing if desired.


Katie Harding is the publisher of Forks and Folly . A self-taught cook and die-hard foodie, Katie lives in Charlotte with her husband and three boys. Besides cooking and eating, she loves craft beers, running, and napping.