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A round bread loaf is the beginning of this delicious spinach-ham dip.

A round bread loaf is the beginning of this delicious spinach-ham dip. Photo by: culinary.net

 

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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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SPINACH-HAM DIP

 

 

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.

     

     

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