Easy Spinach Dip In Bread Bowl Recipe

 

This easy spinach dip in bread bowl recipe has just a handful of ingredients and can be mixed together in a flash. Plus, when it comes to presentation, it’s hard to beat a dish that you can eat completely – including the bowl that holds it together. 

spinach dip in bread bowl recipe

Homemade spinach dip is always an appetizer that wins over a crowd and can be served year-round. But my family loves to enjoy this holiday appetizer especially during the festive season and in the middle of football madness. This is one of my favorite holiday hacks for sure – specifically when it comes to saving time in the kitchen. 

Keep this bread bowl dip recipe bookmarked and return to it time and time again because everyone loves the combination of garlic, spinach, and creamy goodness. 

Easy Spinach Dip Bread Bowl Recipe

There are a few different ways you can get your seasoning into spinach dip. I’ve made bread bowl dip recipes in a variety of ways.

I’ve combined herbs like parsley and thyme from my cabinet, but I’ve also turned to vegetable soup mix packets like Knorr and Lipton. Both work wonderfully and believe it or not – equally taste GREAT.

So, don’t shy away from using dry vegetable soup mixes when it comes to putting together your spinach dip bread bowl. Your guests will love the flavor combinations. It’s all about how much time you – as hostess – want to put towards this appetizer. 

Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe

knorr spinach dipp recipe

A note about the Knorr Dry Vegetable Soup mix: there are about 7 dehydrated peas that you will have to pick out before you mix everything together from the packet. I mean, you don’t HAVE to do this, but I don’t think peas belong in bread dip. Just my personal take. This step takes about 4 seconds. 

If you want to avoid the “pulling out peas” step, stick to the Lipton dry vegetable soup mix and you won’t have to worry about this. But truly, it isn’t a big deal to sort the peas out. It won’t take much time at all. 

Spinach Artichoke Dip Ingredients:

  • 1 package, 10 oz, frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder 
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1 package, 1.4 oz, dry vegetable soup mix
  • round bread (I used a Pumpernickel party round)

frozen garlic

Do You Live Near A Trader Joe’s?

Can we talk a little bit about frozen garlic cubes? If you live near Trader Joe’s or have access to these Dorot crushed garlic cubes, they are the best things EVER and work wonders for alternatives to this recipe.

I put two of them when making dip in bread recipes – but only if I am serving them HOT. So, keep this in mind if you decide to warm this recipe up. Oh so good!

These were NOT included in the cold spinach dip recipe noted below. It was more of an FYI for you to just buy these if you ever see them and keep them in your freezer for the rest of your life. I haven’t peeled garlic in over a decade. 

knorr spinach dipp

How To Make Spinach Dip In Bread Bowl 

You do not need to heat this recipe up which makes it the perfect “make ahead and don’t worry about it” appetizer for guests. One less thing you have to worry about. 

Add spinach, sour cream, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, mayonnaise, and soup to a bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

You absolutely do NOT have to work on this recipe and refrigerate it overnight. I’m just letting you know that you CAN. You can refrigerate for 30 minutes if that’s all the time that you have. The point is to allow the mixture to combine and settle. 

Meanwhile, cut the center out of a bread round and chop into small pieces. This is what your guests will use to eat the Knorr spinach dip. 

Once the spinach dip is ready to be served, pour the dip into bread and serve alongside the bread pieces. Eventually, your guests will begin to rip apart the actual bowl that is housing the homemade spinach dip. That’s all part of the fun! 

Dip In Bread Recipe Tips

dip in bread recipe

If you’d like to have a second loaf chopped up and ready to serve in an attempt to make the bread bowl last a bit longer, that might be a good idea. People tend to over dip when bread is involved and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. This spinach dip is just so good that they won’t be able to help it. 

As an alternative, you could also have pita chips on a separate plate. But that’s up to you. 

Best Bread For Spinach Dip

A lot of people have asked what the best bread for spinach dip is and that depends! We featured our spinach dip with Pumpernickel bread and it is oh so good! But sourdough would be just as delicious!

You could even serve spinach dip with pumpernickel bread and with sourdough. What is stopping you? As I mentioned above, have a second bowl filled with bread backups! Your guests will thank you. 

best bread for spinach dip

What Else Can I Add To This Recipe?

If you’d like to add a few ingredients to this recipe, consider chopped tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, artichokes, and additional cheeses like mozzarella and cream cheese.  However, you can only add additional cheeses if you decide to make this dish baked. 

What Can I Do With Leftover Spinach Dip?

I’m not sure if anyone has ever thought about this before, but I made a ton of spinach and artichoke dip for Christmas Eve and nobody ate it because it took too long to come out of the oven and it was too close to our actual dinner. So, I ended up making 2 pounds of pasta the very next day and tossing it all together … and it was delicious! 

I wish I took pictures of it, but I was just living my life. But I am telling you right now, leftover spinach dip makes a great pasta sauce! Just add a little oil to loosen it up and you have yourself a really flavorful dish.

spinach dip recipe in bread bowl

How Do You Squeeze Frozen Spinach Water?

This step is actually pretty important. You have to make sure that all the water is squeezed out of your frozen spinach. Otherwise, your dip will be super watery.

Take a colander and put your spinach in it. Grab a few paper towels and squeeze the spinach over and over again until you get all that you can out of the leaves.

Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. You might need to replace your towels if they get too soaked. It isn’t fun. Your hands will get really cold, but it has to happen. 

Related Recipes:

If you are looking for other appetizers to serve to guests, consider my meatball sliders,  mac and cheese bites, fresh feta dip, strawberry bruschetta baguettes, or my honey apple pear crostinis. YUM! Otherwise, hope you will print this recipe below and share it with friends. 

I absolutely love bread bowl dip recipes and I have a feeling that you do, too. Nothing beats this creamy spinach dip recipe and I cannot wait for you to give it a shot. 

creamy spinach dip recipe

knorr spinach dip

Easy Spinach Dip In Bread Bowl Recipe

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package, 10 oz, frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder 
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1 package, 1.4 oz, dry vegetable soup mix
  • 1 round bread (I used a Pumpernickel party round)

Instructions

    Add spinach, sour cream, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, mayonnaise, and soup to a bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate between 30 minutes and 24 hours.

    Meanwhile, cut the center out of a bread round and chop into small pieces. This is what your guests will use to eat the Knorr spinach dip. 

    Once the spinach dip is ready to be served, pour the dip into bread and serve alongside the bread pieces. Eventually, your guests will begin to rip apart the actual bowl that is housing the homemade spinach dip. That's all part of the fun! Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 254Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 476mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

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Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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