If you don't have a party coming up, plan one so you can serve this.
There’s something I need to tell you and that something is: See this easy artichoke dip in a pretzel bread bowl? You need to make it, like, right now. Drop everything. It’s that important.
Why, you ask? Not that you would, because hello—cheesy dip inside a soft pretzel, amiright? But in any case, I’ll tell you. Because the salty soft pretzel bread bowl takes about 5 minutes to prepare. Because the hot, cheesy artichoke dip also takes about 5 minutes to prepare. Because in a half-hour, you will have this entire thing done and ready to devour. And devour you shall (at least that’s the route I took, and I do not regret it).
To start, prepare the ingredients for the pretzel bread bowl. Heat the oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then spray it with cooking spray. Bring a large pot of water on the stove to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Easy stuff.
Shape the Pillsbury™ French bread loaf dough into a round, spiral-like bowl. Be sure to pinch the seam very tightly to seal, otherwise the whole thing may unravel in the water bath and that is no bueno. Carefully place the bread bowl in the simmering water and cook on both sides for about 30 seconds.
Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops and sides of the bowl with egg wash. Sprinkle pretzel salt or coarse sea salt all over that beauteous bowl o’ bread.
Bake the bread bowl for 25 minutes, until the dough is baked through and the crust is a deep golden brown. Major heart emoji feelings for this pretzel situation! I’m sure you agree.
Meanwhile, make the easy artichoke dip. In a large bowl, stir some chopped canned artichoke hearts, Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, shredded cheese (I used a mix of Parmesan, Asiago and Romano cheeses, but feel free to use just one variety if you want!) and minced garlic until combined.
Heat the mixture in the microwave for about 5 minutes, stopping the microwave every once in a while to stir, until heated through.
Use a serrated bread knife to cut out the center top of the pretzel bread bowl, then spoon in summa that hot, cheesy artichoke dip. Tear the extra bread into pieces for dipping, along with some cut veggies or crackers, if desired.
And now is the time to drop everything, dip and devour. You will be oh-so glad you did.