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Easy Spinach Bread

Easy Spinach Bread

This tasty spinach bread doesn’t have to be served as bread only. Think of it as a side dish, an appetizer or even a meatless main meal along with a salad.

Loaf o spinach bread and cut up pieces on a rack with a knife.

There are many things that sit well on a sliced open loaf of French bread, and this spinach concoction is one of them. I like discovering others, like this sauce form the blog post Mustard Barbecue Sauce and Bazaar Burgers.

A bowl of sauce and a loaf of French bread being spread with mustard barbecue sauce with a brush on the grill.

I found a similar bread while searching through an old cookbook of collected recipes from some Louisiana women. They are journals full of treasures. You probably have your favorite collection of cookbooks also.

Since I usually stray off the course of a recipe, I added mayonnaise for moistness and other cheeses using the Mozzarella as a final topping. It has a similarity to a popular spinach dip you may be familiar with.

French bread loaf on a green dish towel with butter, mayonnaise in a bowl, garlic bulbs, and grated white cheeses.

This is such an easy recipe. The hardest thing you’ll find is draining the spinach. All you do is wrap a tea towel around the defrosted frozen spinach and squeeze. Then mix, spread, top, and bake.

Two loaves of French Bread spread with spinach mix from a bowl of spinach mix and topped with white cheese on bread.

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Spinach Bread

Loaf o spinach bread and cut up pieces on a rack with a knife.

This spinach bread recipe made of spinach, garlic, butter, and cheeses turns French bread into an easy side dish, appetizer, or meatless main meal.

  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20 slices
  • Category: Bread

Ingredients

1 French bread loaf, sliced in half lengthwise

1/2 cup butter, softened

2-3 cloves garlic, pressed

10 ounces frozen spinach, defrosted, drained and chopped

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded

1 cup or more mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350.

Put butter, garlic, spinach, mayonnaise, and parmesan into a medium bowl and stir to mix well.

Spread spinach mix onto bread halves and top with mozzarella cheese.

Place bread onto a baking pan and bake for 8 minutes then broil for 2 minutes or until cheese is browned and bubbly.

Slice into small pieces and serve hot.

Notes

Drain water from defrosted spinach by placing in a tea towel and twist squeezing water out.

Chopping the defrosted spinach up makes it easier when biting into the bread.

Keywords: spinach bread

Two half loves of Spinach bread with cheese browned from the oven.

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