spinach filled bread - microwave

8 Servings
16 ounces Bread; round, crusty loaf
20 ounces Spinach; frozen, chopped
16 ounces Cream cheese
3 tablespoons Milk
1 teaspoon Lemon juice
½ teaspoon Salt
⅛ teaspoon Black pepper; optional
1 dash Ground nutmeg

Advance Preparation: Prepare filling one day ahead; refrigerate. To serve, microwave filling at High 30 seconds to 1¼ minutes, or until warm. Fill bread. Microwave as directed below.

Cut 1 ½ to 2 inch slice from top of bread. Cut a circle 1 ½ inches from outer edge of crust. Remove center, leaving at least 2 inches of bread on bottom. Cut center and top into pieces for dipping. Set aside.

Place packages of spinach in oven. Microwave at High 4 ½ to 6 ½ minutes, or until heated, rearranging once. Drain, pressing out excess liquid.

Place cream cheese in medium bowl. Microwave at High 30 to 45 seconds, or until softened. Mix in remaining ingredients.

Spoon into bread shell. Place on paper towel lined plate.

Microwave at High 45 seconds to 1 ¼ minutes, or until bread is warm.

Serve with bread pieces for dipping.

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #939 by Sewgoode@... on Dec 2, 1997

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