Remember years ago when the Hawaiian Bread bowl filled with spinach dip was brought to every party under the sun? I even remember my Mom making this for holidays and parties when we were young. So maybe it’s never gone out of fashion?
I’ve updated the recipe here with a few additional ingredients and heated up the bread bowl and served with crispy hot bread cubes. Why haven’t I thought of this before?
This is a great starter for any holiday gathering–so simple and delicious! But why wait for the holidays….
- 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
- 1 (14-ounce) can or jar artichoke hearts packed in water
- 3 medium scallions
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
- ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 8 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes
- ¾ cup sour cream
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more as needed
- ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- Italian or Sourdough, or French Boule' bread bowl
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place a rack in the center of the oven.
- Carve out the center of the loaf to create a deep well, being careful not to pierce through the bottom. Cube the portion of the bread that was removed.
- Place the loaf and cubes onto a foil -lined sheet tray.
- Drizzle the inside well of bread and the cubes with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until crispy. Remove the cubes from the tray and set aside.
- Chop the spinach, artichokes, scallions.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, drizzle olive oil into the pan. Add chopped spinach, artichokes, scallions, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Stir until incorporated.
- Next, add mozzarella, Parmesan, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and 1 tsp. each salt and pepper.
- Heat until melted and smooth, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Pour the melted spinach-artichoke dip into the well of the toasted bread loaf. Sprinkle with additional mozzarella cheese if desired.
- Return the loaf to the oven for an additional 7 to 10 minutes until bubbling.
- Serve immediately with toasted bread cubes.