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Garlic Football Toast
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1 (1-pound) loaf (12 slices) sliced dark pumpernickel or rye bread  

4 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Swiss Cheese

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

1 teaspoon garlic salt

24 roasted red pepper strips

 *Substitute 12 slices whole grain wheat bread.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Cut off crust from each slice of bread with kitchen shears or knife, shaping slice into an oval resembling a football.

  2. STEP 2

    Cut 2 slices cheese into 6 (4x5/8-inch) strips each (12 strips). Cut remaining 2 slices cheese into 12 (2x5/8-inch) strips each (24 strips).

  3. STEP 3

    Combine melted butter and garlic salt in small bowl. Place bread slices onto large ungreased baking sheet. Brush slices with half of butter mixture. Bake 4-6 minutes or until toasted. Turn slices over; brush with remaining butter mixture.

  4. STEP 4

    Make football design by placing 1 long cheese strip in center of bread. Place 2 short cheese strips across long cheese strip. Curve 1 slice red pepper on each end of bread about 1/4 inch from end. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Bake 3-4 minutes or until cheese starts to melt. Serve warm.

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