Time: 15 minutes
Music Selection: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Gone, Gone, Gone
Bread Bowl Spinach Dip is an excellent and fairly healthy appetizer. It is one of my favourites and I try not to make it too often as I eat way too much of it! Truly, make it for your next party and it will be “gone, gone, gone”!
1 medium or large bread bowl (depending on how many people will be eating) ** see tip below if you cannot find a bread bowl
1/2 c. mayonnaise (we like Hellman’s)
1/2 c. sour cream or plain yogurt
227 g cream cheese at room temperature
2 Tbsp fresh or dried chopped dill
2 Tbsp cream of vegetable soup dry mix or ranch dressing dry mix
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
250 g frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 green onion, chopped finely
1 can drained & chopped water chestnuts (cut in small pieces) – optional
1 c grated aged cheddar
Thaw out the spinach.
In large bowl, mix the mayonnaise, sour cream, and cream cheese until well blended and smooth. Then add in the dill, soup dry mix, Worcestershire, green onion, spinach and water chestnuts. Mix well until well mixed. Finally, mix in the cheddar.
When ready to serve, cut a lid off the bowl about ½ inch from the top. Then cut a well into the bowl with a knife (about ½ inch from the edges of the bowl). Use your hands to loosen the bread to lift it out of the bread bowl. You should now have a spot to pour in the dip. Take the lid and center of the bread bowl and cut into cubes that can be used to dip into the spinach dip!
Fill the bread bowl with the spinach dip and watch how fast it will be gone.
**tip if you cannot find a bread bowl, serve the dip in a transparent glass bowl. Serve the dip with crackers, or buy another bread like a French loaf or baguette and cut it into cubes to serve with the dip!