Easy to grab, personal-sized bread bowls perfect for appetizers or sides at your next holiday party! With cheesy tangy filling and chewy, soft bread in every bite, you'll want a muffin for each hand!
Do you love spinach dip as much as I do? It's my go-to favorite bread dip and I love it cold, hot, store-bought or homemade. These easy little muffin cups are perfect for helping to portion control those of us with little restraint.
Honestly, if I could, I'd devour an entire container of spinach dip and a loaf of bread in a single sitting. Luckily, my husband usually joins in, so I'm spared the guilt – or the joy, depending on how you look at it, haha.
These mini bread bowls have been a holiday tradition for years, and every bite is even better than I remember. It all comes together brilliantly: the soft and chewy, golden bread complements the creamy blend of spinach, artichokes, and cream cheese, and the salty tang of Parmesan cheese.
These bite-sized appetizers are perfect for both casual gatherings and more formal occasions, offering a charming and convenient way to enjoy a classic appetizer.
If you're a fan of spinach dip, be sure to check out my 3 Ingredient Spinach Artichoke Mac and Cheese – it's a must-try for spinach dip enthusiasts!
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- They're easy to make. Mix a filling, thaw some dough, and put it all together. This recipe is very beginner friendly, making it perfect for anyone to make and bring to the next holiday feast.
- They're personal-sized. One of the best things about these rolls is that they're perfectly portioned sizes meaning that they're a lot easier to serve.
- They're portable. Eat while sitting, standing, or on the road, and they'll still be delicious. No forks are needed.
Cream Cheese- This is the tangy rich base of the dip recipe and will give us a wonderful flavor.
Cheeses- You will want to use some grated parmesan cheese (the stuff in the green can) and some shredded mozzarella cheese.
Artichoke Hearts- You will need some jarred artichoke hearts that have been drained and chopped into smaller pieces.
Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls- To make things simple, we "cheat" by using Rhodes dinner rolls as the base of these muffin cups.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
Step 1: Grease 2 muffin pans and then place a single Rhodes dinner roll into each cup. Let thaw and rise for 4 hours until doubled in size.
Step 2: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 3: In a bowl, combine all of the filling ingredients, make sure to cook down the spinach if using fresh.
Step 4: Press the centers of the risen bread dough and push it up along the sides to make little bowls.
Step 5: Divide and spoon the filling into each muffin cup. You should be able to put between 1-2 tablespoons in each cup, but a little more or less won't hurt.
Step 6: Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese over the top.
Step 7: Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the edges are golden, and the cheese has melted.
Step 8: Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before eating warm, or let cool completely before chilling and serving later.
🍴 Recipe Tips
Making these spinach dip bowls is fairly easy and there's not much to worry about going wrong. Thankfully this baked spinach artichoke dip is simple and straightforward.
I personally LOVE eating these muffins while they're still warm although I have been known to be impatient enough to burn my tongue by eating them too quickly. Note: Be more patient than I am.
These muffins also taste great cold or room temperature- yeah, they pretty much ALWAYS taste great. 😉
Simply take a little muffin cup and place it in the microwave on a safe plate for about 30 seconds to a minute (depending on your microwave) and then enjoy. You could also warm them in a 350-degree F oven for about 5 minutes.
This homemade spinach dip is good for 3-5 days if stored properly in the fridge. That said, they're best enjoyed fresh!
Absolutely! After these have cooled completely store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months and then thaw before eating.
The proper moisture ratio is very important. Make sure that the spinach you add has been drained of any excess liquids as those could come back to haunt your tasty appetizers.
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Mini Spinach Artichoke Dip Bread Bowls
- 8 ounces Cream cheese, softened ($1.98)
- ¼ cup Mayonnaise ($0.31)
- ½ cup Grated parmesan cheese ($0.60)
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced ($0.10)
- 1 jar (6oz) Artichoke hearts, drained and chopped ($1.92)
- 1 cup Frozen spinach (or 2 cups fresh) ($1.00)
- 24 rolls Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls ($4.84)
- ½ cup Mozzarella Cheese *for topping ($0.50)
- Lightly spray 24 muffin cups. Place one Frozen Rhodes roll in each muffin cup and allow to thaw for 4 hours until no longer frozen, and has doubled in size.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
- If using fresh spinach, saute it in a pan for 1-2 minutes until it's softened, wilted, and then allow to cool.
- In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayo, parmesan cheese, garlic, artichoke, and spinach until well mixed.
- Press the thawed and risen bread doughs down into each muffin cup, trying to get up the sides as best as you can.
- Using a spoon, scoop out some of the spinach dip filling and place it into each muffin cup. About 1 rounded tablespoon each- more is fine, just divide it as best as you can.
- Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese over the top.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until the cheese and edges look slightly browned.
- Allow to cool at least 5 minutes before eating warm or cool completely and chill a few hours and serve cold.