Last minute company may be a warm surprise, but it often leaves you scrambling for what to serve as a welcoming appetizer. You want something tasty that says you care, yet your kitchen isn't necessarily prepped for guests and you don't have time to search Pinterest for a recipe. In this situation, leave it up to the pros like Damn Delicious and bust out her mouthwatering Spinach and Artichoke Dip French Bread.
Damn Delicious blogger Chungah specializes in "quick and easy meals for the everyday home cook." And let's face it, her homemade recipes are not only user friendly, but damn delicious. If you're looking for a yummy appetizer recipe that makes you look like a pro, but anyone can make, then this Spinach and Artichoke Dip tutorial is for you.
Spinach and Artichoke Dip French Bread
Starting off with a large mixing bowl, toss in fresh spinach - frozen chopped spinach also works in a pinch - artichoke hearts, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, then stir it up. A heaping of shredded mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese are added and blended until the mix is ready to smear onto freshly baked bread.
Using a spatula, lather the spread onto a soft loaf of French bread, top with some more shredded cheese, and cook for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees until the bread starts to brown slightly. Top with some fresh herbs like parsley and you're ready to serve.
Let's face it, when guests arrive last minute you don't have much time to rely on a slow cooker or crockpot to make a spinach artichoke dip recipe for you. That's what makes this recipe so great! It requires very little prep time and can be ready in a snap.
Taking the average artichoke and spinach dip recipe and turning it into a pre-made bread bowl loaf like garlic bread, your guests will all agree that this cheesy, crusty satiating appetizer is a huge hit. And even if you don't have last minute guests, this is one Damn Delicious recipe you need to add to the recipe box.