Stuffed French Bread

This old recipe brings back memories! I first tasted this bread in the mid 50's while we were in the Air Force..one of the AF wives had a Tupperware party and served the stuffed bread , along with a salad, for lunch.

Those parties were all the rage back in the 50's and 60's. Considering how well made Tupperware is, it's a wonder I don't have any left. I do remember I bought a fabulous cake carrier...the first I'd ever seen.

As time went on, stuffed bread became a staple at most of our crowd's cookouts...steak, salad and stuffed bread was standard fare for many years. I saved the original AF recipe and when I Googled it, was amazed how popular it still is. Onions seem to be added in most recipes I found, but I'm posting the original 50's recipe.

PS: My mother made a sandwich back then with similar ingredients: she used hamburger buns, slathered them with a beaten mixture of butter, poppy seeds and mustard, topped with slices of ham and Swiss cheese. Then she wrapped the "burgers" in foil and baked them in the oven until they were all melted and gooey. To this day, my kids refer to them as "Grandma's Sandwiches." They froze a dream so she always had a bunch in the freezer, ready to pop in the oven.

PPS: You can still host tupperware parties!  Have you ever been to one?

Stuffed French Bread

1 loaf french bread
1 stick butter, soft
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
2 tablespoons French's mustard (yes, the old fashioned yellow kind)
8 oz. Swiss cheese
3 slices raw bacon

Slice bread taking care not to slice all the way through. Mix butter, poppy seeds and mustard. Spread on both sides of inside slices. Tear the Swiss cheese to fit between slices. Put bacon across the top of the loaf and bake in a 375 oven until bacon is done, cheese is melted and bread is hot, about 35-40 minutes.


  1. Love this stuffed bread Barbara and I hope you had a lovely Mother' s day!

  2. Such a lovely and delicious stuffed bread. You can't beat the combo of cheese and bacon, can you?
    Have a beautiful week ahead!

  3. Scrumptious! A great idea.

    Have a lovely week!



  4. I have only been to one tupperware party... it was not my thing. HOWEVER, the tupperware cake carrier that my mum gave me is DEFINITELY my thing! I love the sound of Grandma's sandwiches.

  5. What a lovely bread. Somehow I missed this trend, including the Tupperware parties. But it's never to late to make up lost time :)

  6. Ohh, that's one of the best!
    :) ela@GrayApron

  7. I don't think I've been to a Tupperware party in 30 years - but they used to be very popular in the rural community I grew up in. As for what happened to my old Tupperware, I don't always get the container back when I take it somewhere! I don't mind, as long as someone is putting it to good use!

  8. In Berkeley in the 60s hippies would invite a real tupperware sales person to give them a tupperware party with all the silly games ... but they would get high first. That would be legal in Colorado now!

  9. Hi Barbara,

    Oh yes, I remember the Tupperware parties - they were always fun and good to have a laugh with friends.
    The stuffed bread looks delicious and thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Have a lovely week

  10. Hi Barbara, I never attended a Tupperware party, but I sure do remember their array of products. It's fun to bring back some of these of-a-time favorites---some are worth bringing back! "everything old is new again." Your mom's special "burgers" appeal to me even more than the stuffed bread.

  11. I have only one word to say; drooling!

  12. oh my, what a treat! i've never seen a loaf of bread quite like this one, but it's SO appealing!

  13. My mouth is watering just thinking about this and your mother's sandwiches :)

  14. Too bad I'm signed up for a salad tomorrow night. This would be a big hit!

  15. I really am dying to try this french bread, it looks full of cheesy deliciousness :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  16. I went to SO MANY Tupperware parties when I was first married!



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