Spinach Artichoke Pull-Apart Bread
This post is sponsored by ALDI! This spinach artichoke bread is incredible! A loaf of buttery bread sliced and stuffed with melty, cheese spinach artichoke dip and then baked to perfect. It’s a dreamy snack or appetizer that everyone loves!
The only way to make spinach artichoke dip better? Put it in bread!
Oh yes. It’s time to stuff your favorite party dip inside some bread and bake it. The end result is a cheesy dip melting over golden toasty bread for all your snacking needs. This is the ultimate party food and you won’t be able to resist!
I love a good pull apart bread. I’ve made them with yeasted dough recipes from scratch and with bread loaves. Both are divine! I mean, anytime there is a pull-apart bread creation served with a meal, it’s the most talked about and most devoured. BecauseI love experimenting with different flavors and ingredients here and today, we’re going with a classic favorite dip.
I am so excited to be partnering with ALDI again this holiday season, bringing you this simple yet incredible dish that you can throw together for the holidays. Whether you’re planning for your holiday meal, a festive gathering with friends, Christmas morning brunch or even a fun family movie night, ALDI has everything you need to make the magic happen.
And by magic, of course I mean the food. Of course!
Let me just tell you that ALDI is jam-packed with the most delicious, high-quality ingredients this season. They have all the things – abundant seasonal produce, top-of-the-line meats, all the crackers and cheese you may need for your cheese board and every baking ingredient you need to make the perfect holiday treat box. Better yet, you can find all of these items at incredible, affordable prices.
I hit up the bread aisle and grabbed our favorite Specially Selected Italian Bread to make this spinach artichoke pull-apart bread. I LOVE making a dish like this – it is so, so easy and always a huge hit at any party – with adults and kids both.
Here’s what you need for the spinach artichoke pull-apart bread:
- A bread loaf, of course! I use the Specially Selected Italian Bread. You can also use their Sourdough Round! The key is to cut a checkerboard pattern into the bread, never slicing the entire way through.
- I make a classic-ish spinach artichoke dip. This includes cream cheese and sour cream, along with the star ingredients like Simply Nature Organic Baby Spinach, Tuscan Garden Artichoke Hearts, Emporium Selection Aged Reserve White Cheddar and Parmesan Cheese.
- To bring this together, you make the dip and literally stuff it into the crevices in the bread. There is no right or wrong here, no perfection. I like to use a knife to help push the dip down as far as I can into the slices. Some little pieces of bread may fall out – just stick them right back in! The bread will look messy and that’s okay!
- Brush the entire thing with melted butter and bake it. The bread gets golden and toasty, the dip melts into it. Some of the cheese will get golden and crisp and the burnt edges are the best part.
I can’t even explain how much everyone LOVES this dish. They go absolutely crazy over it. Think about filling delicious crusty Italian bread with a super cheesy dip and baking it. I mean… oh my gosh. It’s the BEST.
This bread is perfect for nearly any day! Of course, it would be wonderful at a party. It’s great for a fun snacking night at home with your family. You can even make it for dinner and serve alongside a soup or salad. It’s so fun to pull apart the pieces and more delicious than you can even imagine!
And great news! You can even prepare this ahead of time. Make the dip, slice the bread and stuff it. Cover it and stick it in the fridge until you’re ready to bake – this is best done within 24 hours.
Perfect cozy snack or app for this lovely holiday season!
Spinach Artichoke Pull-Apart Bread
Spinach Artichoke Pull-Apart Bread
- 1 tablespoon Specially Selected Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 5 ounces Simply Nature Organic Baby Spinach
- kosher salt and pepper
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup chopped Marinated Tuscan Garden Artichoke Hearts
- 4 ounces freshly grated Emporium Selection Aged Reserve White Cheddar
- 2 ounces freshly grated Emporium Selection Parmesan Cheese
- 1 loaf Specially Selected Italian Bread
- 6 tablespoons Simply Nature Organic Unsalted Butter, melted
- chopped fresh parsley, for topping
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add in the spinach and cook down until it’s completely wilted, about 5 to 6 minutes.
- In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sour cream, artichoke hearts, half of the cheddar cheese and all of the parmesan. Add a big pinch of salt and pepper. Mix in the spinach from the pan until thoroughly combined.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice a grid pattern into the loaf of bread, leaving about an inch uncut at the bottom of the loaf. I find it easiest to slice longways and then go back and slice the rest of the grid. Do not worry if any pieces fall out - just stuff them back in!
- Gently pry apart the bread squares. Drizzle/brush 3 tablespoons of the melted butter into the crevices of the bread and on top. Gently pull apart the bread again and stuff the spinach artichoke mixture into the crevices. I use a bread knife to push it down inside each slice. This does take awhile because you want to do it gently and carefully! Stuff as much into the bread - every slice - that you can!
- When done, go back and stuff some of the remaining cheddar inside or even just pile it on top. Drizzle the remaining butter all over the bread.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until it’s golden and cheesy and toasty. Remove and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Serve immediately!
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9 Comments on “Spinach Artichoke Pull-Apart Bread”
This looks wonderful cant wait to try it for Christmas Eve!
Looks so good. Love all of Aldi’s stuff.
Just added this recipe to my list of must-makes for our clan’s Christmas gathering. Yum! Sadly, I don’t have an Aldi’s in my area. About how big is the loaf of bread? And does it need to be the take & bake variety?
it’s about a standard loaf – 16oz! if you grab one that size, unsliced, you should be good! :)
You mention “3 tablespoons of melted butter” and “drizzle the remaining butter,” but there’s no butter listed in the ingredients. How much total is needed?
so sorry! 4 tbsp total
Thank you for the clarification!
I made this tonight to go with air fryer chicken parm and a salad. So good!!!! And pretty easy. I especially loved how crispy the bottom got – i think brushing that butter in before stuffing with the filling really makes a huge difference! Will make again for sure.
Forgot to add the five stars!