Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Spinach Artichoke Dip Cheesy Bread

If, like me, you are a fan of both cheese garlic bread and spinach artichoke dip, then this recipe from Anna at Crunchy Creamy Sweet is soon going to be one of your favorites. I spent the weekend making salads of one kind or other, and figured I needed some cheesy garlic bread to go along with it. While a salad alone is certainly a meal, it doesn't seem quite complete without a roll or delicious piece of bread.

I cut this recipe in half, froze a portion of it, and have every confidence that it's going to reheat just fine. This strikes me as something that would be a meal in itself, or an excellent appetizer for your tailgating or (looking ahead) Super Bowl spread. Give it a try, but I warn you, it is addicting!

Spinach Artichoke Dip Cheesy Bread
Slightly adapted from crunchycreamysweet.com

1 loaf of Italian bread, split in half lengthwise
1/2 cup butter, softened
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
5 tablespoons sour cream
5 tablespoons mayo
114-ounce can of artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 package Ranch Dressing Mix
Pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
110-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, and water squeezed out
1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a medium mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese, sour
cream, and mayo. Stir in artichokes, spinach, ranch dressing mix, salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup mozzarella (reserve the rest for topping). Mix until well combined.

Place bread, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Spread softened butter equally over the tops of each. Cover with a sheet of aluminum foil. Bake for 7 minutes. Remove from the oven, and top with a dip mix, spreading evenly to coat. Sprinkle the top with the remaining mozzarella cheese. Return to oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Cool to room temperature before slicing and serving.

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8 comments:

Linda said...

Yes I love both cheese garlic bread and spinach artichoke dip and would simply make the entire loaf my meal!
My wonderful natural foods DIL has been steering me away from ranch dressing mix, but I don't think it can be beat for adding flavor to a recipe like this! I won't tell her if you won't. ;)

Judee Algazi said...

I am a fan of artichoke and spinach dip any way I can get it.
Looks perfect for an appetizer.

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Oh my gosh, Pattie, this looks amazing! My daughter and I split spinach & artichoke dip in a breadbowl this past Sunday at one of our favorite waterfront restaurants and I had forgotten how much I LOVE it!! This is a keeper for sure, but not going to be good for my waistline! :)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Looks wonderful and I could eat the whole loaf of bread. LOL Thanks so much for recipe.

Mary

Kathleen said...

It looks wonderful!

Debra Pashkowsky said...

This sounds amazingly delicious. I agree a salad needs bread to really feel like a meal and this recipe fits the bill.

Miz Helen said...

This will be a very special bread to serve for a meal or an appetizer! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Miz Helen

The Gregor Family said...

This looks amazing and thank you for sharing at the Friday at the Fire Station link-up. You will be the featured post this week!

Jen
www.afiremanswife.com