Spinach Dip Mini Bread Bowls

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

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings: 10
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 315mg | Potassium: 69mg | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Keywords: appetizer, appetizer recipes, easy appetizer recipe, easy party food, spinach dip, spinach dip recipe, spinach recipes, superbowl food, superbowl menu

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207 Responses
  1. Stephanie

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. You do a great job of explaining the steps. Do you serve these warm, or can they be served cold too?

  2. Melody

    Awesome! I’m collecting recipe ideas for a graduation party & this is so perfect. Thanks! (I found this via Pinterest…)

  3. Bridget

    Has anyone made these ahead of time..prepped until the baking part and then put in the freezer? What about one day ahead and reheated day of??

    Thanks 🙂

  4. tiffanie

    I dont know if you are still answering q’s for this but… I am making these for a shower tomorrow and want to try to make ahead of time, do you usually serve hot or cooled? and after they are cooked should they be refrigerated?

  5. Ali Winter

    These look amazing! I was wondering if they would be any good made a day ahead, refrigerated, then reheated in the oven?

  6. John Valenty

    These will be great for football games! I’m always looking for a great appetizer and I really love ones that are individual servings.

  7. Jackie

    No Ancho Pepper spice in the McCormick Gourmet rack at the local Walmart in Copperas Cove, Texas. I was sad. Going to try it anyway, with a little Cayenne instead.

      1. Jackie

        Cayenne worked fine, though I was a little heavy handed with it. We like things spicy, but my “little extra” was a little too much! They were delicious and gave me a slew of great ideas to use the french bread dough for though. I’m thinking mini pizzas and tuna melts. I’m not sure which to try first!

        1. Jenny

          The options are endless Jackie, have fun experimenting!! I tend to go heavy on the spices too 🙂

  8. Nessa Doria

    Love that there is simply products – have only seen the cookies. Anxiously awaiting the biscuits and cinnamon rolls in central Iowa!

  9. Kristi

    I’m a little sad I’m not hungry right now reading this recipe because my brain wants to eat these NOW, but alas my tummy is full, so I’ll have to wait. They look amazing! You’re so creative…can’t wait to try these!!

  10. Anna Maria C

    I found your website about 2 weeks ago and I love it! I am the only cook in a gorup of 12 friends so I often “cater” our parties. Made the spinach dip bread bowls as a veggie option in my spread and EVERYONE (including my picky bf) gobbled them up.
    Not only that, but they were quick and easy to make! Thanks for this recipe and keep them coming!

  11. amy schmitt

    I am having a big party tomorrow and want to try these, is it ok to make the spinach dip today (one day ahead)?

  12. Rachel

    Saw this today and decided to make it, VERY glad I did! Yum! My husband and I loved these! I goofed and mixed the mozzarella in and it still turned out tastey!

  13. Linda

    I made these last night for my church’s small group night and they were so delicious! Gone very quickly too! Can’t wait to make a batch just for myself next time 🙂

  14. Ashley

    These are insanely cute!!! I didn’t know about that new line of Pillsbury dough – good to know! Can’t wait to try these out!

  15. Lori

    Hi Jenny, I am making these for my sons Birthday party so I have a few (silly) questions. Can I prepare these in advance and if so, how long? Is one bag of baby spinach about 2 cups?

  16. Heather

    Jenny, do you think I could use some of my pillsbury biscuit dough instead? Does it matter that it’s the French loaf?

  17. Sara

    These were so good! I impressed all my friends (since I am usually not a cooker at all) and everyone loved them! Can’t wait to make them again!

  18. Kendra g

    OMG Jenny you are soooooo brilliant! You never cease to amaze and inspire me! These are so stinkin’ cute and look perfect! Great job thank you for sharing your awesome-ness with us! 😉

  19. Cara

    These were great! I made them in mini-muffin tins, and just divided the dough into 24 sections. I found they took a little longer to cook at my house (like 18-20 min). Definately serve warm – they’re not as good when they cool (still good, but better warm). Also, I subbed lower fat cream cheese, sour cream and part skim mozzarella and they came out to be 1 “points plus” point each for Weight Watchers. YUM! Thank you!!

  20. Sara @ Saucy Dipper

    Genius. All things wonderful in an itty bitty package. Seriously thinking about making this for the weekend.

    Thanks for the inspiration! I mentioned the recipe on my blog today.

  21. Mary Beth | cupcakes and crinoline

    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. : )

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