If you’re not eating these soups, chilies, and dips inside of a warm, doughy bread bowl then you’re doing it wrong. There are some foods that are fine for your boring old plates and plastic bowls (yawn). But, let’s face it, for foods this delicious, your basic plate ware is not going to cut it. These 9 heavenly dishes deserve better. They deserve bread bowls.
TOMATO SOUP GRILLED CHEESE
I think we can all acknowledge that there are few combinations as perfect as grilled cheese and tomato soup. Now you can enjoy this dream team in an even more epic way: in bread bowl-form. No more dunking your grilled cheese into your bowl of soup, now your grilled cheese is your bowl of soup. Mind blown.
MAINE LOBSTER DIP
A dip this fresh and decadent requires a bowl that’s equally as drool-worthy. The secret to this rich summertime dip? Lots and lots of cream cheese. You’re welcome. Serve this dip hot and don’t forget to finish off the bowl afterwards.
BREAKFAST BREAD BOWLS
Who says we have to limit bread bowls to a certain time of day? This is America, we eat bread bowls whenever we damn well please. Like for breakfast, for instance. These egg bread bowls are a delicious spin on your regular breakfast and can be customized with whatever toppings and cheeses your heart desires.
SPICY TURKEY CHILI
Bring a little heat to your bread bowl with this spicy turkey chili. Ground turkey, beans, chopped veggies, spices, and an abundance of chili flakes make this savory mouth-burner a must-try. If you can’t handle the spice, snack on your bread bowl until your dignity resurfaces.
BAKED MAC AND CHEESE
Granted, this is not a soup, a chili, nor a dip. It’s mac and cheese, people, it defies all your labels. Stuff your bread bowl with a healthy helping of gooey, cheesy mac and cheese. For extra mind-blowing deliciousness, sprinkle Panko bread crumbs on top and bake for about 30 minutes before transferring to your bread bowl.
CREAMY RANCH DIP
You knew this one was coming. Ranch dip is the king of all dips and therefore it deserves the throne of all bowls: the bread bowl. Display veggies and chips for dipping. When those inevitably run out, start pulling apart your bread bowl and let the dipping continue.
PHILLY CHEESESTEAK STEW
Talk about comfort food. This Philly cheesesteak stew is basically the iconic sandwich we all know and love heated up into soup-form. Shredded meat, melted cheese, and roasted onions in a doughy pocket of carbohydrate goodness? There is nothing wrong with that, my friends. Nothing wrong with that.
BACON SPINACH ARTICHOKE BEER DIP
That’s a mouthful. A mouthful of deliciousness, that is. Spinach and artichoke dip (while still so good) is a bit basic at this point. Jazz up your dull dip with some chunks of bacon, savory beer, and a bread bowl made of sharp rye bread for your edible enjoyment.
LOADED BAKED POTATO SOUP
Only a bread bowl can attempt to contain this much cheesiness. You regular bowls just aren’t up for the job. Put all the goodness of baked potatoes into this creamy soup with bacon bits, chives, and all of these cheese.