Warm Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl


Source: Sharon Hammond (2003)
Prep time: 15 minutesCooking time: 40 minutesTotal time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

2 pk
creamed spinach, defrosted according to package directions (9 oz. size)
3 2⁄3 c
Swiss cheese, shredded
1 cn
water chestnuts, drained and chopped (8 oz.)
3 T
Parmesan cheese, grated
1 T
Dijon mustard
1⁄4 t
salt
1⁄4 t
black pepper
1
round bread loaf, such as rye (16 oz.)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400° . Combine creamed spinach, Swiss cheese, water chestnuts, Parmesan cheese, mustard, salt and pepper in large bowl. Slice top off bread loaf; carefully remove soft bread from inside, leaving 1/2-inch thick shell. Cut top piece and soft bread into bite-size pieces. Store bread pieces in plastic bag or sealed plastic container to keep soft until ready to use. Spoon spinach mixture into shell; wrap loaf in foil, leaving filling exposed. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until heated through. Serve warm with bread pieces for dipping.