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Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip is baked in the center of bread cups that are shaped to look like blooming flowers. A fun and delicious Easter appetizer.  

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Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip is baked in the center of bread cups that are shaped to look like blooming flowers. A fun and delicious Easter appetizer.

Spring is coming, and the flowers are budding, and I’m all sorts of excited for spring, because when spring comes, summer comes shortly after, and let’s be honest. That’s what I’m really excited for, haha, but I really do enjoy Spring, because that’s when I start my garden, and growing things is a lot of fun!

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip is baked in the center of bread cups that are shaped to look like blooming flowers. A fun and delicious Easter appetizer.

Since the flowers are budding and things are greening up outside, I wanted to make something that replicated that, and I made these blooming spinach artichoke cups. They are the perfect little bite!

You eat bread with spinach artichoke dip anyway, right? So why not put the two together?! The four little “flower petals” are merely for fun, but they are pretty easy to make, and your kids can totally help with these. Wouldn’t they be so adorable to serve for Easter?

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip is baked in the center of bread cups that are shaped to look like blooming flowers. A fun and delicious Easter appetizer.

These spinach artichoke cups are made in a mini muffin/tart pan, so they make a lot. Twenty-four to be exact. The bread dough is none other than Rhodes, and the filling is so quick to whip up. It has an extra special ingredient of red pepper flakes to give it a slight kick, along with some of the traditional ingredients like spinach, artichokes, and cream cheese.

I like eating mine a “petal” at time. They are so creamy and delicious, and the bread gives it a nice chewy contrast! Plus, everything mini has me swooning. I love petite food!

INGREDIENTS FOR SPINACH ARTICHOKE CUPS

  • 12 Rhodes White Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups artichoke hearts, chopped (approximately 1-13.75oz can)
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Ingredients for spinach artichoke cups: Rhodes rolls, frozen spinach, artichoke hearts, cream cheese, shredded parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, garlic powder, red pepper flakes.

HOW TO MAKE BLOOMING SPINACH ARTICHOKE CUPS

Mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream in a large bowl. Fold in the chopped artichoke hearts, spinach, shredded parmesan, salt, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.

Artichoke dip mixed together.

Cut each roll into fourths. Then roll each fourth into a rope. Flatten each rope with a rolling pin into a long, skinny oval about 4 to 5 inches long.

Rhodes roll cut into fourths and then rolled into a log.

Grease a mini tart/muffin pan with baking spray. Criss-cross two pieces into the center of each mini cup, leaving the ends sticking out like flower petals.

A mini rolling pin next to two logs of dough rolled flat. A mini muffin pan with two pieces of flattened criss-crossed dough in one cup. Artichoke dip inside another cup of criss-crossed dough.

Scoop a large spoonful of the spinach artichoke dip in the center of each cup. Repeat with remaining dough and dip until you get 24 blooming spinach artichoke cups.

Let the dough puff up a little bit, about 15 to 25 minutes. Then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until the dough is golden brown on the petals and the bottoms of the cups, checking that the dough touching the dip is cooked through. Serve warm.

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip is baked in the center of bread cups that are shaped to look like blooming flowers. A fun and delicious Easter appetizer.
Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip is baked in the center of bread cups that are shaped to look like blooming flowers. A fun and delicious Easter appetizer.

Blooming Spinach Artichoke Cups

Yield: 24 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip is baked in the center of bread cups that are shaped to look like blooming flowers. A fun and delicious Easter appetizer.  

Ingredients

  • 12 Rhodes White Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups artichoke hearts, chopped (approximately 1-13.75oz can)
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream in a large bowl. Fold in the chopped artichoke hearts, spinach, shredded parmesan, salt, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  2. Cut each roll into fourths. Then roll each fourth into a rope. Flatten each rope with a rolling pin into a long, skinny oval about 4 to 5 inches long.
  3. Grease a mini tart/muffin pan with baking spray. Criss-cross two pieces into the center of each mini cup, leaving the ends sticking out like flower petals.
  4. Scoop a large spoonful of the spinach artichoke dip in the center of each cup. Repeat with remaining dough and dip until you get 24 blooming spinach artichoke cups.
  5. Let the dough puff up a little bit, about 15 to 25 minutes. Then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until the dough is golden brown on the petals and the bottoms of the cups, checking that the dough touching the dip is cooked through. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 159mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix, and is an estimation only.