Spinach Artichoke Bread

This spinach artichoke bread gives you all the flavor of the dip piled high onto crispy bread and topped with lots of cheese.

This spinach artichoke bread gives you all the flavor of the dip piled high onto crispy bread and topped with lots of cheese.

I have a weird phobia about artichokes. I think they’re very odd. If you look at them they don’t even appear like they should be eaten! I should probably also confess I have never actually had fresh artichokes before. Again, they freak me out. I’m sorry. I can’t even blame this on being a picky eater. I’m totally not! I will eat almost anything (with the exception of sesame but that is only because I’m sorta allergic and sometimes it makes me break out in hives) but I can’t seem to get into the whole artichoke thing. I don’t know…do you eat them fresh? What is the best way?

So now that you know how I feel about artichokes I’m sure you are wondering why I made bread that contained artichokes. Well, they came from a can and somehow just seemed more normal looking. Plus I’m a huge fan of spinach artichoke dip so I figured I couldn’t go wrong with the dip slathered over bread and covered in cheese. Dip + bread + cheese = mouth happiness.

This spinach artichoke bread gives you all the flavor of the dip piled high onto crispy bread and topped with lots of cheese.

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Spinach Artichoke Bread

This spinach artichoke bread gives you all the flavor of the dip piled high onto crispy bread and topped with lots of cheese.

Yield: 1 large loaf

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 (10 ounce) block of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed
  • 1/2 of a small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup Italian blend cheese, shredded (divided)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 loaf Italian bread, sliced in half

Adapted from Closet Cooking

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl of an electric mixer add artichoke hearts, spinach, onion, garlic, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of the Italian blend shredded cheese and Parmesan cheese. Mix on low speed until smooth and combined. Set aside while you prepare the bread.

Hollow out the center of each half of the Italian bread. Stuff each half with an equal amount of filling. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup Italian blend shredded cheese onto each half.

Cover bread loosely with foil and bake for 20 minutes until the filling is hot. Remove the foil and let bake until the top of the cheese is golden brown, about 10 minutes more.

Let bread rest for 5 minutes, slice and enjoy!

32 Responses to “Spinach Artichoke Bread”

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    Jamie — March 27, 2013 at 9:11 am

    This looks delicious Brandy!

    • Brandy replied: — March 28th, 2013 @ 9:25 am

      Thank you Jamie! Anything smothered in cheese is bound to be delicious πŸ™‚

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    Tracey — March 27, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Oh thank you thank you for confessing this! I have never had fresh artichokes because I don’t even know where to start… Glad it’s not just me πŸ™‚ I have done them frozen and canned though and I would absolutely love them in this bread. Something tells me it’s completely irresistible!

    • Brandy replied: — March 28th, 2013 @ 9:27 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only clueless fresh artichoke person out there πŸ™‚

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    Joanne — March 27, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I tried making fresh artichokes once and it was a DESIRED so only frozen or canned for me! This bread looks SEROIUSLY addictively awesome!

    • Brandy replied: — March 28th, 2013 @ 9:28 am

      Addictive is correct! I had to tell myself to walk away…haha πŸ™‚

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    Emily Bites — March 27, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    This looks amazing. I am totally down with using canned artichokes but also have no interest in figuring out how to use the whole ones – they’re so weird!

    • Brandy replied: — March 28th, 2013 @ 9:28 am

      Hahaha thank you! I agree, too weird looking for me. I just don’t get it.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 28, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Ermahgerd, this looks amazing!

    • Brandy replied: — March 28th, 2013 @ 9:34 am

      Hahaha thanks! I say ermahgerd probably more than a grown woman should. I’m glad I’m not the only one πŸ™‚

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — March 28, 2013 at 10:29 am

    I’d eat the s*** out of that.

    • Brandy replied: — March 28th, 2013 @ 11:02 pm

      Best. Comment. Ever!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 28, 2013 at 11:32 am

    This looks so dang delicious!!

    • Brandy replied: — March 28th, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

      Thank you Katrina! It was very delicious!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — March 28, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    First of all, I haven’t been over here in a while and I just scrolled through your recent post and holy cow I want one of everything! And especially this bread! I think I might make it for dinner tonight. I love this!

    • Brandy replied: — March 28th, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

      Welcome back πŸ™‚ Hope you like the bread! I couldn’t stop eating it…haha

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    Reeni — March 28, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Haha I’ve only used fresh ones once before and it was kind of a disaster. I am loving on them lately and this is one way I have never had them – so INSANELY delicious looking!

    • Brandy replied: — March 28th, 2013 @ 11:05 pm

      That is exactly what I’m afraid of! It just seems like something that would be a complete disaster for me.

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    katie — March 28, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    lol you crack me up. I’ve never cooked them fresh… I bought them once as a challenge for myself and I just let them go bad. πŸ™ This bread sounds out of this world amazing.

    • Brandy replied: — March 28th, 2013 @ 11:05 pm

      I always see them and think “oh I should give them a try” but I’m pretty sure I would just let them rot too..haha πŸ™‚

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    Kerstin — March 28, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Best idea ever – this looks sooo addicting!

    • Brandy replied: — March 28th, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

      Thank you Kerstin! It’s very addicting!

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    Erica — March 29, 2013 at 9:30 am

    hahah. I used to be a little afraid of them too. Josh is OBSESSED, so I started eating them. Now, I’m hooked! Love them on pizza. This bread looks ridiculous good

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    Sarah — March 30, 2013 at 1:06 am

    My husband and I love artichokes, especially fresh ones but we do have a weakness for artichoke jalapeΓ±o dip, so I know this bread would be devoured in my house!!! Look forward to making this recipe with spinach! Sounds Devine!!

    • Brandy replied: — April 4th, 2013 @ 10:01 am

      Thanks! I love that you add jalapeΓ±os…that sounds delicious!

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    Mommypage — April 1, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Delicious!! We love spinach and artichoke so including those in bread sounds amazing. This is a great idea!

    • Brandy replied: — April 4th, 2013 @ 10:15 am

      Thank you! It’s perfect for dinner or an appetizer πŸ™‚

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    Aggie — April 11, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I could eat this every single day. My mouth is watering πŸ™‚

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    Lisa Canamore — January 15, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I absolutely LOVE artichokes!! I eat them at least twice a wk. I buy a 4 pk @ Trader Joe’s for $2.99 once a wk~ they’re small so I eat 2 at a time w/ balsamic vinegar mayo w/ lime juice. DELISH!!!!! I can’t wait to try this!! Thanx for sharing!!

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    Ashleigh — April 19, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing! As a fitness enthusiast, I’m always looking for things that will give me plenty of energy and tastes great too. I’ll definitely be giving it a try!

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    Carolyn @ Cabot — August 19, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Thank you for introducing Spinach Artichoke Bread to my life!~Carolyn

    • nutmegnanny replied: — August 23rd, 2015 @ 6:48 pm

      Hi Carolyn! This bread is sooooooooo good! Perfect for parties or dinner…haha πŸ™‚

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