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Spinach and Cheese Stuffed French Bread

This deliciously cheesy Spinach and Cheese Stuffed French Bread is a hit at any party. Serve the dip with tortilla chips or cut into slices to serve.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 long loaf of french bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 oz spinach frozen package thawed and drained
  • 12 oz roasted red peppers canned red peppers drained and chopped
  • 8- oz plain greek yogurt
  • 8- oz cream cheese
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded plus additional for the topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Using a serrated knife, trip the upper quarter off the length of the top of the loaf of french bread. Hollow out the center of the loaf, leaving the shell. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add the chopped onion and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle in the salt and pepper and add the spinach. Cook for an additional 2 minutes, stirring occasionally until there isn't much water from the spinach in the pan.
  • Add in the chopped red peppers and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the yogurt, cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Reduce the heat and cook, stirring constantly until the cheeses melt.
  • Remove pan from the heat.
  • Fill the hollowed out bread loaf with the spinach-cheese mixture and top with the additional cheddar cheese.
  • Wrap the loaf in aluminum foil.
  • Place the loaf on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour.
  • Remove from the oven and unwrap.
  • Serve warm with chips for dipping, if desired, or cut the bread into 2-inch slices.