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Mini Spinach Dip Breadbowls

27 June 2011

I think these mini spinach dip breadbowls are fantastic. So did just about everyone who tried them – we took them to a BBQ and a work picnic this weekend, and got rave reviews and recipe requests from both events.

Mini Spinach Dip Breadbowls
Mini Spinach Dip Breadbowls
Recipe adapted from Picky Palate


  • 1 can refrigerated french bread loaf (I used Pillsbury’s ‘Simple’ brand)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1.5 cups fresh chopped spinach
  • 4 medium cloves of garlic
  • 4 oz. garlic & chive cream cheese (plain would work as well, but I love the added flavor!)
  • 4 oz. light sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp. chile powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (I always forget to do this step until what I’m making is ready to go in the oven – so frustrating!)
  2. Grease 10 wells in a cupcake pan. These turn out much better if you don’t use cupcake liners, but make sure the sides are well greased or you’ll have a hard time getting them out.
  3. Cut the french bread loaf into 10 equal slices (mine were about an inch wide), and squish them flat until they’re about 3 inches in diameter. If your dough is particularly sticky, try putting a little olive oil on your fingers. Put one of these dough pieces in each of 10 cupcake wells, and form into a rough bowl shape (pressing some of the dough up on the sides)
  4. Mince garlic and roughly chop spinach.
  5. Add spinach and olive oil to medium pan. Sautee spinach on medium heat for about three minutes, add garlic, and cook for another minute. Remove from heat.
  6. In a medium bowl, add sour cream, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, chile powder, salt, and pepper. Add in spinach and garlic and mix well.
  7. With a spoon or scoop, evenly distribute spinach mixture into the bread bowls.
  8. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top, and cook for roughly 20 minutes at 350ºF, or until edges start to brown.

Mini Spinach Dip Breadbowls
Made as described above, these have roughly 180 calories (80 from fat) each.

I’m sharing this at some of these places.


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6 Comments leave one →
  1. 6 July 2011 10:16 AM

    Yum! We’re definitely trying this – thanks for sharing :-)

  2. 6 July 2011 9:55 AM

    These look fantastic!

  3. 30 June 2011 9:23 AM

    Wow these look amazing. Going on my list to try, thanks!

  4. 30 June 2011 5:59 AM

    MMmm. Love spinach dip. What a clever idea to make it this way!

  5. 29 June 2011 1:55 AM

    What a great recipe! Would you come over to my party “Cast Party Wednesday” and share some of your recipes?
    I hope to see you there!

  6. 28 June 2011 1:16 PM

    What a clever idea :D Spinach dip is probably my favorite dip, and I like that you have a lot of garlic in your recipe. You can’t go wrong with lots of garlic :)

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