We're taking this very popular, hot baked dip and making it even more user-friendly by spreading it on perfect toast ahead of time-which not only makes the experience more special and luxurious, but the individual portions allow you to enjoy that beautifully browned crust in every bite.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 toasts
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat (such as Silpat®).

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  • Cut bread into 1/2-inch slices. Transfer onto the prepared sheet and brush very generously with melted butter until well soaked.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until light golden brown, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool before topping. Increase the oven temperature to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  • Add cream cheese, Gruyere, provolone, 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, garlic, green onion, pepper, salt, cayenne, nutmeg, spinach, and artichokes to a mixing bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.

  • Use a spoon to top each piece of toast with at least a 1/2-inch thick layer of the cheese, artichoke, and spinach mixture. Grate some extra Parmigiano-Reggiano on top of each toast if desired.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the tops and bottoms are nicely browned, about 25 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Chef's Notes:

Any loaf of French or Italian bread will work just fine for this. You can use a buttery olive oil instead of butter, Cheddar instead of Gruyere, and mozzarella for provolone if you'd like something milder.

If your loaf is a lot more narrow, like a baguette, you'll want to slice it at an angle so your pieces are longer. If using a wide loaf, slices can be cut in half.

If you want to add other veggies to this, go ahead, such as sauteed mushrooms or roasted red peppers.

Nutrition Facts

191 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 17.3g; fat 10.7g; cholesterol 28mg; sodium 393.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews

Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2020
Just so so good. Perfect combination of flavors. Hard to stop eating them, haha! The baking times were a little long for my oven, so just keep an eye on the toasts when they’re baking. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/25/2020
I've followed the recipe but decided to cut the time of cooking by 5 minutes each step (felt that would've been too long for toast) , but unfortunately the toast ended up burning. Still managed to save them by scrapping all the burnt stuff off. Aside from that, they were really good, but I'd suggest maybe tasting the bread for 15 minutes instead of 30. Will definitely try it again though! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2020
An absolute hit! The combination of the crunchy, toasted bread and the creamy, savory dip topping was spot on! Will be a go-to recipe for sure. Read More
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