Fresh Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl

Love deli-style chilled spinach dip? My fresh spinach dip recipe is totally delicious! Try it in a hollowed out bread bowl for a fun party appetizer.

Fresh Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl

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I shoot my recipes in teeny corner office with a window.

It’s my second favorite spot in the house (second only to my bed because, #duh) and has been lovingly dubbed “The Restaurant” by my 3 year old. Since I often work with my pint-sized firecracker by my size, she spends quite a bit of time playing in the restaurant while I shoot.

I’m certain she spends more time in here than her own playroom.

Next to my towering beast of a tripod sits a smaller, chickpea-sized tripod. Her itty bitty point and shoot camera (an ancient hand-me-down with a battery life of 5 minutes) sits alongside my bulky DSLR, and tucked away in my prop drawer next to the flatware are crayons and puzzles galore. She’ll often bring in baskets of food from the pantry and throw pretend pizza parties. It’s a tad awesome.

I’m not sure I could love this room more if I tried.

Peas and Crayons: Chickpea

Fresh Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl

It goes without saying that she was very much present for this speedy spinach dip shoot.

I’m pretty sure it had less to do with my shining company and everything to do with the fact that there was bread all freaking over the place. By the time I reached for my camera half the carbs had mysteriously vanished.

I wonder where they could have gone…


So remember how I waxed poetic about leftover bits of veggies and how we can totally transform them into the most awesome impromptu dishes? This dip was totally a clean-out-the-crisper ordeal!

With just a few ounces of spinach left in my fresh box-o-baby-spinach, a handful of shredded carrots left from my salad stash, and random open but not-quite-empty containers of Greek yogurt and sour cream, I  set off to create an impromptu dip to snack on. Some of the most popular recipes on my blog came about from a routine fridge cleanup and this delicious dip was a total hit!

I’m pretty sure we all happily ruined our appetites for dinner by eating so much in a sitting. It’s amazingly addictive and we couldn’t pull ourselves away!

Is #dipfordinner a thing? It totally is now!

My bad!

Fresh Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl

You can absolutely make and devour this dip on the same day, but if you can muster the self control the day before you want to dive in, you’ll be rewarded greatly! This is one of those scrumptious chilled dips that is even better the next day! Just like chili, soups, and lasagna, this dip is great the first day, better the next!

Serving a large crowd? Feel free to double or triple the recipe as needed – it’s so easy to do!

Fresh Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl
5 from 3 votes

Fresh Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl

Love deli-style chilled spinach dip? My fresh spinach dip recipe is totally delicious! Try it in a hollowed out bread bowl for a fun party appetizer.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Fresh Spinach Dip
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 162 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons


  • 1 small round loaf of bread
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (my favorite is Fage 2%)
  • 2/3 cup quality mayo
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot, chopped/minced
  • 2-3 oz fresh baby spinach, chopped
  • 2-3 TBSP chopped green onion


  1. Slice off the top portion of  your loaf and remove most of the fluffy bread from the center.
  2. Chop bot the "lid" and the insides to use as dippers - no food waste here!
  3. For the dip, chop your veggies and combine with yogurt, mayo, and sour cream. Season with garlic powder, salt, pepper, and dill and mix well.
  4. Feel free to enjoy right away, but for best results, allow dip to chill overnight. Serious deliciousness happens when the ingredients get up close and personal in the fridge!

Recipe Notes


  • celery sticks
  • carrot sticks
  • cucumber slices
  • chopped broccoli and cauliflwer
  • bell pepper slices
  • halved sweet mini peppers
  • bread
  • pita chips

optional garnish: tomatoes and green onion

Nutrition Facts below are estimated for the dip using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed based on choice of dippers and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Fresh Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 290mg13%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 2073IU41%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Fresh Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl

If you get a chance to try this fresh spinach dip, I’d love to hear about it!

You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS #PEASANDCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations! I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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  • 5 stars
    I adore dips in bread bowls, and this one looks especially delicious. Great shot by the way. I need a tutorial in using my tripod. You are my new hero. Pretty little girl you’ve got.

  • I love yogurt based dips!!! This one sounds delicious 😀

    • It’s so good – thanks Sarah! 🙂

  • 5 stars
    There are few things that I love more than a great spinach dip. As much as I have to admit to loving the kind made with a packet of vegetable soup mix…I am so excited to find your fresh recipe!

    • I do love the packet too – but so many had some weird ingredients or would go stale at the back of the pantry because I made it so infrequently so fresh was a must and now I’m hooked! 🙂 Hope you get a chance to try it – thanks Mary!

  • I love an edible bowl. On less thing to wash after dinner!

  • 5 stars
    First of all, what an absolute little doll that you have there. Also, you do a great job of turning out a recipe with veggie leftovers and a little extra!

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