Chuck Hughes' creamy and flavorful spinach and cheese dip served in a warm tasty bread bowl is easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser.
Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes and Chuck Hughes
Save Recipe Print
Total:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). 

Cut a 1-inch slice off the top of the bread loaf and set aside. With a paring knife, gently remove the bread on the inside of the loaf to form a bowl, leaving a 1-inch-thick bread shell along the sides and bottom. Cube the top slice and the center of the loaf to make croutons. 

Fry the pancetta in an ovenproof skillet until golden brown and crisp. Drain on paper towels. Add the croutons to the skillet and coat them with the pancetta fat. Season with salt and pepper, then transfer the skillet to the oven and cook for 5 minutes. 

Place the bread bowl in the oven along with the croutons to make it crisp. In a large bowl, combine the cheeses and flour. Season with pepper. 

In a saucepan, heat the beer and garlic. Gradually add the cheese mixture, stirring until the cheese melts. Stir in the spinach and sambal. 

Fill the bread bowl with spinach dip and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Garnish the dip with the pancetta. Serve warm with the vegetables and reserved croutons for dipping.

Get the Recipe

Whole Roasted Stuffed Cauliflower

Cauliflower gets the royal treatment with a cheesy, bacony kale stuffing.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Charleston Cheese Dip

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Almost-Famous Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Saag Paneer: Spinach with Indian Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Aarti Sequeira

Baked Goat Cheese Dip

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Fusilli with Spinach and Asiago Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Cheese and Spinach Puff Pastry Pockets

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Latest Stories