NEXT RECIPE >

Baked Spinach Dip Loaf Recipe
Baked Spinach Dip Loaf Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Baked Spinach Dip Loaf Recipe

Read Reviews
5 8 8
Publisher Photo
Any round loaf works as a serving bowl for this cream-cheesy dip, with spinach, cheddar, water chestnuts and, yes, bacon. Scoop the dip with the extra bread and veggies—then eat the bowl! —Frieda Meding, Trochu, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled, divided
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups (5 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 green onions, chopped, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 unsliced round loaf (1 pound) sourdough bread
  • Cucumber slices

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup dip: 254 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 334mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Reserve 1 tablespoon crumbled bacon for topping. Beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in spinach, water chestnuts, 1 cup cheese, half of the green onions, garlic, seasonings and remaining bacon.
  2. Cut a 1-1/2-in. slice off top of bread. Hollow out the bottom, leaving a 1/2-in.-thick shell. Cut all removed bread into cubes for serving. Fill shell with dip. Wrap in heavy-duty foil, tenting foil over dip. Bake on a baking sheet 1-1/4 hours.
  3. Open foil carefully, allowing steam to escape. Sprinkle dip with remaining cheese and green onion and the reserved bacon. Bake until cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes. Serve warm with cucumber and cubed bread. Yield: 16 servings (1/4 cup each).
Originally published as Baked Spinach Dip Loaf in Taste of Home February/March 2002, p18


Reviews for Baked Spinach Dip Loaf

AVERAGE RATING
(8)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (8)
4 Star
 (0)
3 Star
 (0)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
MY REVIEW
licorice lover User ID: 5650127 257751
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2016

"This is the very best recipe I have ever tried and I plan on serving it twice in the next week. I added one envelope of dry Knorr veggie soup, straight into the mixture. Just adds a little something. Keep them coming! !!! Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!"

MY REVIEW
afinegem User ID: 8047409 256723
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2016

"can someone please tell me were u get the aged bacon i have never heard of it.. would love to try this recipe and can u use regular bacon or does it get to soggy thanks."

MY REVIEW
Kasha User ID: 179140 59341
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

"Turns out great every time, have also used the towel trick to transport and it keeps nice and warm,! Thanks"

MY REVIEW
cindiak User ID: 221828 34296
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"Made this for a Super Bowl party and it was a big hit. I made it the night before and popped it in the oven before the party."

MY REVIEW
kennedy22@hotmail.com User ID: 5774466 43994
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2013

"Awesome!! The only thing I changed was adding a small diced onion since I didn't have any green ones ...really good and it's in my recipe book... thanks for sharing!!"

MY REVIEW
wrenjen523 User ID: 7407554 33896
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2013

"I served this at Sunday Brunch. I took it warm from the oven and wrapped it in a bath towel to keep it warm from the oven to brunch, and it was gone within minutes of being open. I'm even now getting requests for review. I used a hollowed out loaf, that didn't leave a lot of bread for dipping so I brought pita chips which were just as amazingly good, as well as an extra loaf of bread."

MY REVIEW
god'slillgirl User ID: 5389671 204744
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2010

"I have made this recipie so many time & every one loves it!! When we host parties or go to parties people ask me if I can make it. My siblings who are picky even like it & that is saying a lot ;) It tastes really good if you slightly toast the bread cubes so that they are a light brown. I normaly just use the inside of a circle loaf that I have hollowed & use a bagett & that is enough! This is deffinatly the best!!!"

MY REVIEW
HollyBarnes User ID: 1745394 204743
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"I make this dip when my husbands family comes to visit. Everyone loves it, I usually make it up the night before and put it in the fridge til the next day. Instead of using the sourdough bread I use the round Kings Hawaiian bread, it taste excellent."

Loading Image