Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is such an easy side dish for a weeknight meal or a casual cookout with friends, and it disappears quickly! Goes great with beef, pork or chicken. You can use French bread, Italian, or even small hoagie rolls for individual servings. Just be sure the loaf is 'whole' instead of sliced or split!
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
- 4 tablespoons butter or 4 tablespoons margarine
- 1⁄2 cup diced onion
- 1 (6 ounce) packagekraft garlic cheese rolls (or substitute a roll of the jalapeno type if you want it spicy)
- 1 loaf French bread
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Cook spinach according to package directions; drain well.
- Melt butter in a medium pan; add onion, sauteeing until tender.
- Remove from heat and add well-drained spinach, stirring to combine.
- Chop cheese into fairly small pieces and add to spinach, stirring until cheese melts.
- (It won't melt completely, but you'll have a nice'soupy' mixture rather than solid chunks of cheese. If the spinach has cooled off a lot, you may need to put the pan back over low heat and stir for a couple of minutes to help it along.) Cut a large section out of the center of the bread, leaving approximately a one-inch shell on the bottom and sides.
- Pour spinach mixture evenly into hollowed-out loaf and top with shredded Mozzarella.
- Wrap loaf in aluminum foil (make a'tent' so the cheese won't all stick to the foil!) and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes, until cheese melts and spinach is thoroughly heated.
- Note: You can make the stuffing early in the day, but it's best to assemble it at the last minute so the bread doesn't get soggy.
I tried this but subsituted cream cheese for the Kraft Garlic Cheese as I couldn't find it. I melted the cream cheese and put in minced garlic to give it the garlic flavor. I put it on top of french bread. My roommate and friend loved it! They beg me to make it all the time. It's easy and really tasty!
Yum!! My mom used to make spinach bread just like this that I loved!! After searching for a recipe to suit my cravings, I came across this one and it was just as good!! Thanks!!!
I adjusted this recipe to suit the meal for just my hubby and myself. I didn't use an entire loaf of french bread and instead of Kraft garlic cheese rolls (I have never seen these in local stores), used a few wedges of garlic Laughing Cow cheese. This was an excellent side for some creamy, cheese cauliflower soup and made an excellent meal for a cold night.