Spinach Dip with Veggies in Baguettes

Is this not the cleverest way to serve veggies and spinach dip? I’ve been seeing these all over the web lately and thought I’d give it a try for my friend’s bridal shower. Spinach Dip with Veggies in Baguettes is not only appealing for the food table, but it makes getting dip and veggies a cinch. No more holding up the line waiting on someone to scoop out dip and grab their veggies!

Spinach Dip with Veggies in Baguettes by So, How's It Taste? www.sohowsittaste.com

So, how’s it taste?

The spinach dip is the classic recipe from the packet of vegetable soup mix. You know the one. I love it because it’s so creamy and has such a great crunch from the green onions and water chestnuts. I love the flavor boost from the vegetable soup packet, too. It takes no time to mix together. The biggest task is draining the spinach.

Depending on how many baguettes you’re making, you may have dip leftover. Save it for a midnight snack, or use it on a turkey sandwich. It’s a great spread with deli meat!

You’ll want to use skinny baguettes for this. The baguettes I used were a bit on the large side, but they worked ok.

Baguette Step 1

First, cut the rounded end off the baguette. To figure out where to cut the baguette, I lined up two pieces of veggies to eyeball how tall I’d need the baguette. You’ll want to cut the baguette just a bit shorter than the two veggie sticks.

Baguette Step 2

Next, cut the baguette at a diagonal. I turned the baguette on its side for this since my baguette was a bit wider than normal.

Baguette Step 3

Now you have two pieces. If the bottom is too thick, you can cut a bit off. You want enough to hold the dip, but not a huge chunk of bread.

Baguette Step 4

With your hands, pull out the inside of the baguette. Leave the bread in the bottom though. You want to mostly pull the bread out of the sides and back. (Save the pulled out bread and pulse in a food processor for breadcrumbs! Store in the freezer.)

Baguette Step 5

Last, press the bottom bread down. This will form a sturdy base to hold the dip. Spoon in the spinach dip (as much or as little as you like) and add the veggie sticks.

Spinach Dip with Veggies in Baguettes

Spinach Dip by Knorr
makes 4 cups
This is the recipe for the full-sized dip. You may not need the full recipe as it depends on how many baguettes you make and how much you fill them. You may want to start by making half the recipe first.

Ingredients:

10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
16 oz. sour cream (reduced fat ok)
1 cup mayonnaise (reduced fat ok)
1 package Knorr® Vegetable recipe mix
8 oz. water chestnuts, drained and chopped
3 green onions, chopped (optional)
baguettes
veggie sticks

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients and chill about 2 hours.

2. In the meantime, follow the step by step pictures above to prepare your baguettes.

3. First, cut the rounded end off the baguette. To figure out where to cut the baguette, I lined up two pieces of veggies to eyeball how tall I'd need the baguette. You'll want to cut the baguette just a bit shorter than the two veggie sticks.

4. Next, cut the baguette at a diagonal. I turned the baguette on its side for this since my baguette was a bit wider than normal.

5. Now you have two pieces. If the bottom is too thick, you can cut a bit off. You want enough to hold the dip, but not a huge chunk of bread.

6. With your hands, pull out the inside of the baguette. Leave the bread in the bottom though. You want to mostly pull the bread out of the sides and back.

7. Last, press the bottom bread down. This will form a sturdy base to hold the dip. Spoon in the spinach dip (as much or as little as you like) and add the veggie sticks. Use any leftover bread for breadcrumbs or homemade croutons.

8. Fill each baguette with spinach dip. Add your choice of veggie sticks.

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15 Responses to “Spinach Dip with Veggies in Baguettes”

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — April 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    what a fun idea! i’ll definitely have to give this a try for our next party

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    Lannae — April 7, 2012 at 8:35 am

    really an awesome idea! like amy, i am definitely going to try this for the next potluck party i am invited to!

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    Sues — April 8, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Um, these are adorable!! I love them!!

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    Janet @ a cook at heart — April 8, 2012 at 5:21 am

    This is a super cute idea. Love it.

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    cheri lawson — June 5, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Great idea. haven’t made knorrs spinach dip in so long. I’m going to now!!

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    Stacey — June 7, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Saw this on Pinterest! Such an innovative way to serve standard veggies and spinach dip! I love it!

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    Bev — June 7, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Great Idea! love it.

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    Dyskalkulie — June 19, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Perfect party idea!!!

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    Sharon — August 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    This is such a great idea. What a great way to serve veggies at potlucks, and even Fellowship Hour after church. The kids will love it as much as the adults.

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    Melinda — August 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Made this with French bread because the baguette bread looked too small. Big (literally) mistake on my part. Definitely use the baguette bread. It turned out great but the servings were too much bread. Great way to serve veggies, though, and would do again. Made ahead of time( 2 hrs) and covered with plastic wrap.

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    Peggy — September 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    What an amazing idea! Thank you. Perfect for a workplace potluck too!

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    cindy — January 31, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    would be a great add on to a bridal or baby shower

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    Kelly — April 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Wow what an awesome idea! My sister just emailed this to me and I’m so happy she did. It’s my turn to bring treats for our my workplace staff in May and I’m for sure making this!! Thank you for the unique and pretty idea!

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    f.h. — May 16, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Saw this on pinterest..great idea! How far ahead can this be made? Will the bread get soggy?

    • Leah Short replied: — May 16th, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

      I made them the morning of and waited until the last minute to stuff them. They were fine for the late afternoon shower. I wouldn’t make them the night before though. I think they do have the potential to make the bread soggy.

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