Baked Spinach Dip in Bread Recipe
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Baked Spinach Dip in Bread Recipe

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This is the only way my kids will eat spinach! The dip can be made ahead and chilled. Place in the bread shell and bake just before company arrives.—Shauna Dittrick, Leduc, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 round loaf (1 pound) unsliced sourdough bread
  • Assorted fresh vegetables

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup equals (calculated without assorted fresh vegetables)361 calories, 28 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 537 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until blended. Stir in the spinach, cheese, bacon, onion, dill and garlic; set aside.
  2. Cut a 1-1/2-in. slice off top of bread; set aside. Carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. Cube removed bread and place on a baking sheet. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown; set aside.
  3. Fill bread shell with spinach dip; replace top. Place any dip that doesn't fit in shell in a greased baking dish. Wrap bread in heavy-duty foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until dip is heated through. Cover and bake additional dip for 40-45 minutes or until heated through. Open foil carefully. Serve dip warm with vegetables and reserved bread cubes. Yield: 4 cups.
Editor's Note: Fat-free cream cheese and mayonnaise are not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Baked Spinach Dip in Bread in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p41

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup equals (calculated without assorted fresh vegetables)361 calories, 28 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 537 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

This dip was pretty good, but a lot of work.

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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

This dip is a HUGE hit at parties. The bread bowl really gives it flair.

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

So Good Brought this to a Stanford Tailgate Huge hit. Different from the usual Spinach dip So GOOD

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

my husband asks me to make this all the time... People are always asking me to make it for get togethers

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

This is simply the best! I would recommend this to all.

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