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.
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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 other toppings for French bread, like this sauce form the blog post Mustard Barbecue Sauce and Bazaar Burgers.
I found a similar bread recipe while searching through an old cookbook of collected recipes from some Louisiana women. These 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 more moisture and other cheeses using the Mozzarella as a final topping. This bread has a similarity to a popular spinach dip you may be familiar with.
This is such an easy recipe. The hardest thing you'll find is draining the spinach. I used to work hard at it until I discovered a helpful way like this from How To: Simplify. All you do is wrap a few layers of strong paper towels around the defrosted frozen spinach and squeeze and twist as tight as you can. They'll even show you how to easily defrost frozen spinach.
Then mix the spinach with the butter, garlic, mayonnaise, and parmesan cheese. Then spread the bread with it and top with the mozzarella cheese.
Lastly, bake and broil until the top is lightly browned and bubbly.Print
1 French bread loaf, sliced in half lengthwise
½ cup butter, softened
2-3 cloves garlic, pressed
10 ounces frozen spinach, defrosted, drained and chopped
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
¼ cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1 cup or more mozzarella cheese, shredded
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.
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.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: breads
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: spinach bread
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