Spinach Artichoke Dip Cheesy Bread

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Spinach Artichoke Dip Cheesy Bread is two of your favorite appetizers in one. Cheesy garlic bread meets spinach and artichoke dip in just 30 minutes!

Spinach Artichoke Dip Cheesy Bread is two of your favorite appetizers in one. Cheesy garlic bread meets spinach and artichoke dip in just 30 minutes!Spinach Artichoke Dip Cheesy Bread will save you the arguments over appetizers!

Do you ever find yourself at an Italian restaurant looking at the appetizers and deciding between the garlic bread or the Spinach & Artichoke dip? I don’t anymore. You know why? Because after one fateful dinner years ago at Maggiano’s when we ran out of bread for our dip and I used our garlic bread instead.

We LOVE this Spinach Artichoke Dip Cheesy Bread

Plus I mean, if you are headed out to an Italian restaurant you aren’t normally thinking about your waistline, so why not dip garlic bread in spinach and artichoke dip right? RIGHT! It took just one bite before we were all converts!

The recipe itself is pretty easy to make and gets it’s base ingredients from my spinach and artichoke dip recipe. The main differences are that there isn’t more liquids in it to keep it in dip form. I took out the wine and the sour cream and pumped up the butter because it is garlic bread after all. Spinach & Artichoke Dip Garlic Bread is two of your favorite appetizers in one. Cheesy garlic bread meets spinach and artichoke dip and it only takes 30 minutes until you're enjoying it!For my tastes I would double the crushed red pepper because I like a hint of it in the background. With the kids and all, leaving it at the current amount is better.

Spinach Artichoke Dip Cheesy Bread is two of your favorite appetizers in one. Cheesy garlic bread meets spinach and artichoke dip in just 30 minutes!

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Artichoke Hearts: There are a lot of varieties of Artichoke hearts, I love these. Any will work just don’t use this kind. They’re delicious but the brine will add flavors we don’t want in this dish.
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Recipe

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Spinach Artichoke Dip Cheesy Bread

  • Yield: 12 Servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Course: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American
Spinach Artichoke Dip Cheesy Bread is two of your favorite appetizers in one. Cheesy garlic bread meets spinach and artichoke dip in just 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce French bread split lengthwise
  • 8 ounces fresh spinach washed and dried
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large shallot chopped
  • 9 cloves garlic chopped
  • 6 ounces artichoke hearts chopped
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 8 ounces Mozzarella Cheese
  • 6 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese divided

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large saucepan cook the shallots, olive oil and spinach until wilted.
  3. Add to small food processor with the garlic, artichoke hearts, butter, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper and process until just combined.
  4. Spread over the French bread evenly on both sides and put on a cookie sheet.
  5. Add the mozzarella and pamesan cheeses evenly over both halves.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 Servings, Amount per serving: 315 calories, Serving Size: 2 , Calories: 315g, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 22g

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We loved this recipe for Spinach Artichoke Dip Cheesy Bread so much we made it twice in one week!
SO EASY! We loved this Spinach Artichoke Dip Cheesy Bread! Perfect appetizer!

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  1. Wow this looks mighty tasty! I would love to have something like this right now I’m starving and this would hit the spot! Yum

  2. Yum. Spinach dip is the only appetizer I order. i’ve never made it at home because it never quite turns out the same as the restaurant but I love the idea of making it on top of bread! Will definitely test our your recipe.

  3. i would double the red pepper too. 🙂 I like a little kick! This is a fantastic alternative to dip.

    1. Thanks! I always use a lot of red pepper, but that’s kind of “going nuclear” because then none of the rest of my family can eat that portion!

  4. Here is the funny thing I was on your site looking for something else and I saw this and got totally distracted. I love Spinach and Artichoke dip. The combination on the garlic bread is a wonderful idea and I am going to use it.

    1. Ditto! I love following you and your gorgeous recipes and photos. I may slightly have an addiction to your Instagram 🙂

  5. I landed on your recipe twice while searching, must be fate. 🙂 Unfortunately I don’t have artichokes on hand but I hope it will still be tasty.

    My only question is how this travels. I’d like to bring it to a potluck but there’s no kitchen there. Hoping the cheese won’t congeal too much or anything en route.

    1. It won’t congeal but its best hot, so if it were me, I would wrap in foil, then in a dish towel to keep warm before putting it out for the pot luck. Hope you love it!

  6. This is the first time I’ve been to your blog and I love you already!!! My grocery list was a sad 5-item list until I chanced upon your blog. Now, at past midnight, I am salivating and currently updating my grocery list with a week’s worth of lunch and dinner options. This spimach artichoke cheesy garlic bread sealed the deal for me. Can’t wait to make them.

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