Baked Spinach Dip Loaf Recipe
- 6 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
- 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).
1/4 cup dip: 254 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 334mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein .
Reviews for Baked Spinach Dip Loaf
"Turns out great every time, have also used the towel trick to transport and it keeps nice and warm,! Thanks"
"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."
"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!!"
"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."
"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!!!"
"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."