You are here: Home » Recipes » Hot Crab Spinach Dip Baked in French Bread Hot Crab Spinach Dip Baked in French Bread Recipe by Relish ContributorKitchen Tested Yield 16 servings A spinach dip with creamy avocados, succulent crabmeat and a little kick. PrintEmail Baking this dip in French bread gives it style and finesse, with an easy clean up to boot. Cube the extra bread to serve with the dip, or serve with crackers Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter1/4 cup all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon minced garlic1 cup fat-free half-and-half1/2 cup skim milk1/4 teaspoon cayenne1 teaspoon dry mustard Salt anf pepper1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, drained and squeezed dry1 cup shredded, reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese1 pound lump or white crabmeat, picked through fro shells1 avocado, pitted and chopped1 loaf French bread Instructions Melt butter in a nonstick pot, stir in flour and stir for 1 minute. Stir in garlic, half-and-half, and milk until mixture starts to boil. Add cayenne, mustard, salt, pepper, spinach and cheese. Stir until cheese melts. Spoon in crabmeat and avocado. Slice the top off french bread and hollow out to make a boat. Fill with crab-spinach mixture then bake 20-25 minutes until bubbly.