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Pumpernickel Bread And Spinach Dip Recipe

 

This pumpernickel bread and spinach dip 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 all together.

Pumpernickel Bread And Spinach Dip Recipe

Homemade spinach dip is an appetizer that always wins over a crowd and can be served year-round. My family loves to enjoy this holiday appetizer 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. All you need is frozen spinach, a loaf of bread, and a few spices.

Keep this delicious dip recipe bookmarked for your next gathering because everyone loves the combination of garlic, spinach, and creamy goodness.

Easy Spinach Dip Bread Bowl Recipe

There are a few different ways to get your seasoning into this fresh spinach dip. I’ve made bread bowl dip recipes a few different ways, such as combining herbs like parsley and thyme from my cabinet. 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 a 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 honestly, 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. 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.

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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 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 the bread round and chop it into small pieces. This is what your guests will use to eat the Knorr spinach dip.

dip in bread recipe

Once the spinach dip is ready to be served, pour the dip into the bread and serve it 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!

best bread for spinach dip

Tips And Variations

  • If you’d like to add a few ingredients to this recipe, consider chopped tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, green onions, red peppers, chopped spinach, artichokes, and additional cheeses like mozzarella and cream cheese. However, you can only add additional cheeses if you decide to make this dish baked.
  • Sprinkle a few bread cubes around the base of your dish and top with spinach leaves for decoration. You can also have a secondary medium bowl available filled with pre-chopped bread cubes to allow your guests easy access to the dip.
  • Make sure you sharpen your serrated knife before handling your pumpernickel loaf. It will provide a much cleaner cut for you.
  • Consider making this dish a meal by adding cooked (and cooled) cubed chicken breasts to the mix.
  • Everyone loves finger foods at a party. You might want to offer a few different options on your plate – like carrots, tortilla chips, and crackers. This will allow the guests to enjoy different flavor profiles while enjoying the spinach mixture.
  • If you don’t want to serve pumpernickel, consider sourdough bread. A loaf of pumpernickel isn’t always easy to come across!
spinach dip recipe in bread bowl

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 this pumpernickel spinach dip 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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