Coming from North America, bread bowl dips were very common at parties. You can prepare it in advance and take it along a picnic or even to the beach. My favorite dip is an easy Spinach Dip which is made with a package of Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix and frozen spinach, which sound strange but is delicious! This dip is served inside a hollowed out cobb loaf or sourdough bread, creating a bread bowl full of dip. It’s so good, people will even eat the bowl, trust me! If you love dips, check out my hot Cheesy Crab & Artichoke Dip.
How to Make Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl
The original recipe has one small can of water chestnuts added for crunch, but I usually don’t have this readily available in my cupboard and sometimes skip it. Usually I use whatever block of cheese I have in the fridge, mozzarella or cheddar (because this recipe doesn’t have enough fat content in it!) Make sure you squeeze the spinach as dry as you can, using your hands. After its cooked, spinach releases lots of water, which will ruin your dip.
Knorr doesn’t make dried vegetable soup packages here in Australia. For my Aussie readers, the closest thing I can find is Continental Spring Vegetable Soup Mix 30 grams, which works great.
You could use Light Sour Cream and Fat Free Mayo, but it really doesn’t taste the same as the full fat products. Instead of Sour Cream, you could use plain Greek Yogurt, which would be healthier. I love hollowing out a Cobb Loaf to create a bowl, such a great way to serve an appetizer!
This easy Spinach Dip recipe is really quick to make, and is a proven crowd pleaser! Just don’t tell them how easy it was to make. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Easy Spinach Dip in 10 minutes
Classic Spinach Dip that everyone loves! Easy to make and full of flavor, a crowd pleaser at your next bbq or potluck. Easy Spinach Dip in 10 minutes
- 1 package of dry vegetable soup mix 40g/1.4oz
- 2 cups of sour cream
- 1 cup of mayonnaise
- 10 oz /250g package of frozen spinach thawed and squeezed dry
- 3 green onions chopped
- 1 cup of grated cheese
- 1 can water chestnuts drained and chopped
- 1 large round unsliced loaf of bread
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together except the loaf of bread. Chill for about 2 hours to allow the flavours to meld together.
To make a bread bowl from your loaf of bread, using a knife, hollow out the insides creating a bowl. With the bread you removed, cut them into cubes and set aside to go with your dip.
When you are ready to serve, put the dip inside your bread bowl and serve with bread cubes, cut vegetables, crackers or potato chips.
If you love spinach, you can double the spinach in this recipe. The water chestnuts are optional, but add extra texture and crunch.