Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl Recipe
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Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl Recipe

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When we get together with friends, I like to prepare this creamy spinach dip. It's a real crowd pleaser. —Janelle Lee, Appleton, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:10-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10-15 servings


  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 envelope (1 ounce) ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 round loaf of bread (1 pound)
  • Raw vegetables

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 161 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 571mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine first six ingredients. Chill for at least 1 hour. Cut a 1-1/2-in. slice off the top of the loaf; set aside. Hollow out the bottom part, leaving a thick shell. Cut or tear the slice from the top of the loaf and the bread from inside into bite-size pieces.
  2. Fill the shell with dip; set on a large platter. Arrange the bread pieces and vegetables around it and serve immediately. Yield: 10-15 servings.
Originally published as Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p64

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Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"I also added water chestnuts. Makes aan impressive presentation."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2014

"I added water chestnuts. Very good."

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2014

"I like the recipe on the Knorr Vegetable soup mix packet. Easy and delicious. But I'm hoping to try this one soon."

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"I toast the bread pieces slightly on a cookie sheet so easier to dip with."

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2013

"A few diced water chestnuts are a wonderful addition."

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