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Sharing my Spinach Dip Mini Bread Bowls today! The best Superbowl food for your family and friends! Bite size and delicious!Spinach Dip

Does it get any better than spinach dip? In little bread bowls? Nope. Superbowl food is some of my favorite foods to prepare. These are cute aren’t they. I thought it would be fun to share some fun party food this week to get ready for game day.

It’s no secret that I am only interested in the commercials and half time performances of Superbowl but I do LOVE to make party food, so let’s celebrate with fun food 🙂

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How To Prepare Spinach Dip Bread Bowls

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Here are your ingredients, nice and simple. Use any refrigerated French bread loaf you’d like.

Can I Use Other Bread Options?

You sure can! Pizza dough, biscuit dough and crescent dough will work for this recipe.

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I used the Pillsbury French loaf for this recipe. Simple to use.

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Unroll your french bread loaf and cut into 10 equal slices, about 1 inch thick. If you are using a different type of dough, divide it into 10 equal pieces similar in size that will fit in a muffin tin.

What Kind of Muffin Tin Should I Use?

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I prefer my non-stick traditional size muffin tin for this recipe. The bread bowls come right out after slightly cooled. Check your local Target or Walmart in the baking pan section. Amazon also has a big selection. If you are not using a non-stick muffin tin, lightly spray with cooking spray.

Flatten each slice of bread dough with the palms of your hands about a 3 inch round.

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Press in the bottom and up the sides of your muffin tin.

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Chop the baby spinach and cook in hot skillet. It wilts quickly 🙂

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Now add your garlic and stir it all up for a good minute or so.

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Place your cream cheese, sour cream, spinach and parmesan cheese into a mixing bowl. Mix mix mix.

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Add a pinch of smoked paprika then add the garlic salt.

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Add the salt and pepper. Give another good mix.

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Scoop dip into your bread bowls.

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Sprinkle with cheese, bake for 15 minutes and….see photo below 🙂

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Wait until you dig into these 🙂  Enjoy!

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Spinach Dip Mini Bread Bowls
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, appetizer recipes, easy appetizer recipe, easy party food, spinach dip, spinach dip recipe, spinach recipes, superbowl food, superbowl menu
Servings: 10
Calories: 180 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 13.3 oz roll of refrigerated french bread loaf I used Pillsbury
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Cups baby spinach coarsely chopped
  • 1 clove fresh garlic minced
  • 3 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 Cup light sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray 10 regular muffin cups with non stick cooking spray.  Unroll package of french bread loaf and slice into 10 equal size slices, about 1 inch thick.  Press each slice into about a 3 inch round, I did this by pressing in between my hands.  Press into the bottom and up sides of the muffin cup.  Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat.  Cook and stir spinach until wilted, about 3 minutes then add garlic, cook and stir for another minute then turn heat off.
  3. Place cream cheese, sour cream, cooked spinach and garlic, smoked paprika, garlic salt, salt and pepper into a medium bowl.  Mix until well combined.  With a medium cookie scoop, scoop dip into each of the centers of bread bowls.  Top evenly with shredded cheese and bake for 15-17 minutes until just turning brown on edges.  Remove and let cool for 3-5 minutes before removing from oven.

Nutrition Facts
Spinach Dip Mini Bread Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 315mg 13%
Potassium 69mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 7.2%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Love spinach!

    And I wish I could buy a big jar of shredded parmesan like that….

    • 1.1
      Emily says:

      Kirkland is Costco’s brand.

      • 1.1.1
        Janice says:

        Good Morning, I shop at Costco all the time. Our Costco has Parmesan in plastic bags. Perhaps it is coming soon or possibly you live in the States and I need to take a drive across the border. I hacvce never seen Simply by Pilsbury either. Please tell me whether you live in the States? Thanks!

    • 1.2
      likeit1 says:

      You should go to a good deli and buy a wedge of Parmesan reggiano and get them to shred it. Better and tastier than Jar Bought and cheaper.

      Store in the fridge or freezer

  2. 2

    The recipe looks lovely! And this “I LOVE that Pillsbury put out a “Simply” line of products. No artificial flavors or preservatives. “–I had no idea and thanks for sharing!


  3. 3

    Such a cute vehicle for spinach dip. Love it!

  4. 4

    These really are so cute!!! I feel like there are so many possibilities with the idea of the mini bread bowls.

  5. 5
    Kelley says:

    I want to try these for sure. These are not in an actual mini muffin tin are they, just regular? But I’m guessing you could adapt them easily enough, just might give it a shot. Thanks!!

  6. 6

    What a fantastic idea for a party! Totally cute and no risk of double dipping. Genius.

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  8. 8
    Alicia H. says:

    I love this idea! I could eat a whole bowl of spinach dip so this is some awesome portion control!

  9. 9
    Valerie M. says:

    These look so delish. I gotta find an excuse to make them soon.

  10. 10
    Lisa says:

    I love warm spinach dip…this is such a great idea; I can’t wait to make these this weekend!

  11. 11
    Ricki says:

    These look so yummy! I can’t wait to try them!

  12. 12

    These are adorable and they look so good! I am going to have to check out the simply line from Pillsbury. Thanks!

  13. 13
    Erin says:

    I love it, such a great idea!

  14. 14
    Molly says:

    This is such a neat appetizer twist. They look adorable!!

  15. 15

    Cute! I’m a sucker for anything in a miniature version!

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    Linda says:

    I recognize the shredded parmesan from Costco – love it! We also like to buy Romano at Costco, but here in Virginia they sell it by the wedge, so we shred it with our KitchenAid mixer attachment. I just LOVE Costco! These Spinach Dip Mini Bread Bowls look yummy – Costco sells a delicious spinach dip (I have never made my own spinach dip)… I have some in my fridge that I have to use up, so maybe I will cheat and use it in the biscuits!

  17. 17

    Jenny, these look wonderful. The step-by-step photos are beautiful & very helpful! xo

  18. 18

    yum and more yum. This is a perfect superbowl recipe. I’ll be sneaking veggies in so the boys don’t see them.

  19. 19

    Looks like a great start to a tasty week!

  20. 20

    We love these I make them as a breakfast quiche all the time, I have done the spinach and add bacon as well, yours look amazing! I love you call them bread bowls these are perfect for appetizers for Sunday! Great job!

  21. 21
    Maria says:

    LOVE this recipe Jenny! Perfect for Sunday’s game!

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  23. 23

    WEIRD! Jenny I’m working on the exact same recipe, no joke. These look wonderful.

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  25. 25
    Tracy says:

    What a great game day appetizer! I’m drooling!

  26. 26
    Nataleigh says:

    Oooohhhh Jenny, you’re wicked…those look amazing.

  27. 27
    Shannon says:

    Looks yummy. Definitely one for the future.

  28. 28

    looks swell, drooling here !

  29. 29
    Sarah says:

    Looks sooo good. I love spinach dip!! Can’t wait to try these.

  30. 30
    Mandie says:

    yum! keep the super bowl recipes coming please 🙂

  31. 31
    Kylee says:

    Awww – where were you when I needed you on Friday!!

  32. 32
    Vicki says:

    Hi Jenny,

    I have a question. Are those mini muffin tins or regular size?

    I am also glad with the Simply Pillsbury line! Hope to see more recipes with them used. Thanks.

  33. 33
    Delishhh says:

    YUM YUM! What a great idea. I can just imagine all those thins you can stuff in there.

  34. 34

    I am SO making these this weekend. I love spinach dip and I loved bite sized anything- perfect combo!

  35. 35
    patsyk says:

    Wow! Fabulous idea! There are so many ways you could fill these little bread bites… but, this one would be the biggest hit with my family! Yum!

  36. 36

    Wow those look really great, bet they’re tasty! What an ingenious little appetizer!

  37. 37
    Aggie says:

    These really are so cute Jenny! Love them. I would never have thought to make them into cute little bowls!

  38. 38
    Michelle says:

    What an awesome idea!

  39. 39

    What an easy and fun recipe for the Superbowl festivities and lots of other occasions too. This would work well for a quiche concept too or a mini pizza cup. I’ll be making wings from this recipe

  40. 40

    Wow…these look so good. I was searching for ideas for a Superbowl party this Sunday and now I have my first menu item. Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe. : )

  41. 41

    What a fun idea, Jenny! I would love to try these with puff pastry, too.

  42. 42
    Elizabeth says:

    This looks so great!! 🙂 I love all your recipes!! Thank you!

  43. 43

    I absolutely love this idea. I can almost taste them!

  44. 44

    I can’t wait to try these. I’m searching now for other fillings I can use also!

  45. 45
    EatLiveRun says:

    delicious! I love spinach dip.

  46. 46
    Christina says:

    These are dangerous! I would eat 20 in one sitting.

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  48. 48
    holly says:

    LOVE spinach dip and this is so completely deeevine sounding and looking too;)

  49. 49

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  50. 50

    LOVE IT! Your dip and bread all in one handheld bite!

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