Cheesy Spinach & Bacon Cobb Loaf

This easy and cheesy spinach & bacon cobb loaf is the perfect summer BBQ food! 

cheesy spinach & bacon cobb loaf

Would you believe that until I made this cheesy spinach & bacon cobb loaf, I had never, EVER made a cobb loaf in my life. I know… how crazy is that!? Anyway, I clearly just didn’t know what I was missing out on. Because cobb loaf dips are good. Like really good.

cheesy spinach & bacon cobb loaf

They’re also incredibly easy AND you can eat the whole thing!! Including the cobb loaf that the dip sits in. Talk about no dishes, mess or washing up. See… it really is the perfect party food. You don’t even need to bring home an empty plate!

cheesy spinach & bacon cobb loaf

Now before I made this cobb loaf, I asked in our FaceBook baking group for some cobb loaf tips. Seriously the people in that group know their stuff – and their tips for making the perfect cobb loaf dip were spot on! (PS. If you’d like to join our group, simply click here – we’d love to have you).

cheesy spinach & bacon cobb loaf

One of the best tips I was given was to heat the cheesy spinach & bacon cobb loaf filling for a couple of minutes in the microwave before placing into the oven. This is because it takes forever for the filling to heat through, whereas the bread doesn’t need long at all! This was a great little time saving tip.

cheesy spinach & bacon cobb loaf

In this recipe I used grated cheddar cheese, however you could definitely use a mix of cheddar, tasty, parmesan or mozzarella. Next time, I’m going to add in a bit of mozzarella to get that awesome stretchy cheese look.

cheesy spinach & bacon cobb loaf

And so, whether you’re heading to a summer BBQ, having friends around for drinks or planning a party, add this cheesy spinach & bacon cobb loaf to your list. Mmmmmm……!!

Cheesy Spinach & Bacon Cobb Loaf - Conventional Method

This easy and cheesy spinach & bacon cobb loaf is the perfect summer BBQ food!
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Course: Breads and Scrolls, Light Meals, Loaf, Lunch, Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine: Healthy, Lunch, Party Food, Snacks
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 450 g round cobb loaf
  • 5 rashers shortcut bacon finely chopped
  • 250 g frozen spinach defrosted
  • 250 g cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup tasty cheese grated

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  • Cut a round circle from the top of the cobb loaf and set aside.
  • Use your fingers to remove chunks of the bread from the middle of the cobb loaf. Set the bread chunks aside.
  • Cook the bacon pieces in a frying pan over medium-high heat until crispy then place into a large microwave-safe mixing bowl.
  • Place the defrosted spinach into a strainer and use a spoon to press out all of the excess liquid.
  • Place the strained spinach into the mixing bowl.
  • Add the softened cream cheese, sour cream and tasty cheese.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Place the bowl into the microwave for 2 minutes or until heated through.
  • Stir well.
  • Spoon the mixture into the hole in the cobb loaf and place into the oven for 20 minutes (if the cobb loaf is browning too much, simply place a sheet of foil over top.
  • After 10 minutes, add the bread chunks to the oven and cook until crispy.
  • Serve immediately.

Cheesy Spinach & Bacon Cobb Loaf

0 from 0 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Breads and Scrolls, Light Meals, Loaf, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Healthy, Lunch, Party Food, Snacks
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 450 g round cobb loaf
  • 5 rashers shortcut bacon finely chopped
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 250 g frozen spinach defrosted
  • 250 g cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup tasty cheese grated

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  • Cut a round circle from the top of the cobb loaf and set aside.
  • Use your fingers to remove chunks of the bread from the middle of the cobb loaf. Set the bread chunks aside.
  • Place the bacon pieces into the TM bowl with the olive oil. Cook on Reverse, Speed 1, Varoma, 8 minutes.
  • Place the defrosted spinach into a strainer and use a spoon to press out all of the excess liquid.
  • Place the strained spinach into the TM bowl.
  • Cook on Reverse, Speed 1, Varoma, 8 minutes.
  • Add the softened cream cheese, sour cream and tasty cheese to the TM bowl.
  • Mix on Reverse, Speed 4 for 20 seconds or until completely combined (use the spatula to assist).
  • Cook on Reverse, Speed 1,100 degrees, 3 minutes.
  • Spoon the mixture into the hole in the cobb loaf and place into the oven for 20 minutes (if the cobb loaf is browning too much, simply place a sheet of foil over top.
  • After 10 minutes, add the bread chunks to the oven and cook until crispy.
  • Serve immediately.

 

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Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry
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Ooh, I’ve never made one of these! I like the idea of putting spinach in there, as a lot of recipes seem to put mostly cheese in the middle. It sounds totally yum, Lucy! In regards to the consumption of the dip, just out of curiosity, do you only use the bread chunks you have taken from the middle of the loaf to dip into it, or do people rip pieces off the actual bread that acts like a basket for the dip? Not sure of the logistics of it, haha! 🙂

Nicole - Champagne and Chips
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I just love that vibrant colour! And i am so glad there is bacon in there too. This looks amazing

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Helen Cook

Hi, I will try this one, the one I make is similar but you use a packet of Continental Thick Vegetable Soup (which I can’t buy now), diced onion, 375g jar Praise mayonnaise, 300ml sour cream and 250g spinach. I find if you make it the day before the flavour goes through it better. I am going to try it with Continental Spring Vegetable Soup and see if it is as nice. I made the Clinker Rocky Road for Christmas and we all enjoyed it, so please keep up the delicious recipes.

Krissy @ Pretty Wee Things
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Hubby is a massive fan of cobb loaf dips, his sister makes a totally amazing (but seriously not healthy) cobb loaf dip and he goes crazy for it! I wonder what he would think of this one with spinach in it. I’m totally up for it, it looks awesome!