stovetop spinach-artichoke dip

from Bon Appétit.

ingredients

FOR THE BREAD BOWL

  • 1 large sourdough boule or other round country loaf (about 10″ in diameter)
  • 5 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt

FOR THE DIP

  • 4 Tablespoons. unsalted butter
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 2 15-ounce cans artichoke hearts, drained, quartered
  • 10 ounces baby spinach or frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons (or more) kosher salt
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, cut into 1″-thick slices
  • 3 ½ ounces finely grated Parmesan (about 1 cup), plus more
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more
  • optional, for serving: Chips

method

  1. Make the bread bowl. Preheat oven to 350°F. Using a serrated knife, cut about 1″ off top of boule.
  2. Using your hands, scoop out bread from the inside of the loaf, leaving about a 1″ -thick wall all around. Tear bread and top slice into 1½” pieces. Place torn bread and bread bowl on a rimmed baking sheet, discarding any small crumbs. Toss torn bread with 3 Tbsp. oil and season with salt. Coat inside of bread bowl with remaining 2 Tbsp. oil.
  3. Bake until edges of bread bowl are golden and crisp and torn pieces are browned, 25–30 minutes. Let cool.
  4. Make the dip. Melt butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring often, until very fragrant but not browned, about 1 minute. Add artichokes and cook, tossing, until well coated in butter, 1–2 minutes longer. Add spinach and salt and continue to cook, stirring and folding often, until spinach has wilted and most of the liquid is cooked off, 7–8 minutes. (It’s okay if the bottom of the pot isn’t completely dry. It just shouldn’t be swimming in liquid.) Add cream cheese and cook, stirring constantly, until melted. Add 3½ oz. Parmesan and 1 tsp. pepper and stir until melted and creamy. Taste and season with salt if needed.
  5. Transfer dip to bread bowl. (If it doesn’t all fit, serve remaining dip on the side or refill bread bowl as it gets eaten.) Top with Parmesan and a crank of pepper. Serve with toasted bread pieces or chips of your liking.

makes about 5 cups.

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