The only thing better than creamy, cheesy spinach dip is creamy, cheesy spinach dip served inside a warm loaf of French bread!
can Pillsbury™ refrigerated crusty French loaf
tablespoon butter, melted
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
cup chopped red bell pepper
clove garlic, finely chopped
Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Place French bread dough, seam side down, on cookie sheet. Brush dough with melted butter.
Bake 17 to 19 minutes or until light golden brown. Carefully hollow out center of loaf by using bread knife to cut out V-shape lengthwise down center of loaf to within 1/2 inch of bottom. (Discard or bake* bread cutout scraps.)
Meanwhile, cook spinach as directed on box. Drain well; squeeze with paper towel to get out as much liquid as possible. In medium bowl, stir together cooked and drained spinach, cream cheese, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese, the mayonnaise, bell pepper and garlic until well blended. Spoon spinach mixture into hollowed-out French bread loaf.
Bake 15 minutes; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese. Bake 3 to 5 minutes longer or until spinach filling is hot and bread is deep golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Cut into slices to serve.
*If desired, bake bread cutout scraps. Place on same cookie sheet as stuffed loaf, and bake until bread scraps are deep golden brown.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 4 1/2g,
- 4 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.