I made this for a Super Bowl Party that Joe and I went to at the Hearn's house. It turned out well. I did not add the ham, but it would be good. I also served it with pita chips in addition to the bread cubes...it's easier for dipping. For the bread, I got a sour dough loaf at Walmart. I think next time I will try and make something in my bread maker, but the sour dough loaf was easy and available.
Makes 6 cups.
2 c. (15 oz.) Ricotta cheese
1 c. sour cream or plain yogurt (I used sour cream)
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
1/4 lb. ham, diced
3/4 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 c. chopped green onions
1 round loaf of bread, unsliced
In food processor, blender or electric mixer, combine Ricotta and sour cream; process until smooth. Stir in thawed, drained spinach, ham, Parmesan and green onions.
Cut a 1 inch slice off top of bread; reserve. Remove bread from inside loaf, retaining a 3/4 inch shell. Cut bread from inside loaf into bite-size cubes.
Pour cheese mixture into bread shell set on a rimmed baking sheet. Replace bread top and wrap in foil. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 1/4 hours or until heated through. Arrange bread loaf and bread cubes on a large serving platter.