Go big with a dip and bread bowl

January 13, 2021 10:06:23 AM



Perfect for afternoon snacking or as an appetizer, this Spinach-Ham Dip is warmed inside a bread bowl and can be served with bread cubes, crackers or tortilla chips.


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2 cups ricotta cheese


1 cup sour cream


1 package (10 ounces) frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry


1/4 pound ham, cubed


3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


2 green onions, thinly sliced


1 round bread loaf (16 ounces), unsliced



  • Heat oven to 350 F.


  • In medium bowl, blend ricotta cheese and sour cream until smooth. Add spinach, ham, Parmesan cheese and green onions; mix until blended.


  • Cut 1-2-inch diameter circle out of top of bread loaf. Reserve top. Remove bread inside loaf, leaving about 1 inch along sides. Pour cheese mixture into bread bowl. Replace top. Cover bread loaf in aluminum foil and bake 60 minutes, or until warmed through.


  • Take bread removed from inside bread bowl and cut into dipping sized chunks.


  • Remove bread from aluminum foil and place on platter. Scatter bread chunks around bread bowl to use for dunking in cheese sauce.