Hawaiian Bread Dip: A Delicious Party Treat

Are you looking for a crowd-pleasing recipe that will have your guests asking for seconds and begging for the recipe? Look no further than my Hawaiian Bread Dip. This dip is perfect for any occasion, from family gatherings to game day parties.

The inspiration for this recipe came from my love of both Hawaiian Bread and Spinach Dip. I combined the two to create a warm, creamy, and flavorful dip that can be enjoyed with chips or as a bread bowl. The savory and rich flavor mixed with the sweetness of Hawaiian bread makes this dish stand out from other dips that you’ve tried before.

I have also included several variations and substitutions, so you can tailor the recipe to your liking or dietary needs. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting out in the kitchen, this recipe is sure to impress anyone who tries it.

So break out your round loaf of King’s Hawaiian bread and get ready to wow your guests with my original Hawaiian Bread Dip recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Hawaiian Bread Dip (Original Recipe)
Hawaiian Bread Dip (Original Recipe)

Are you always on the lookout for the perfect bread dip to spice up your appetizer game? Look no further than this Hawaiian Bread Dip. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also packed with flavor thanks to a unique combination of ingredients.

This dip features the sweet and slightly savory flavor profile of Hawaiian bread, which pairs perfectly with the tangy taste of sour cream and Hellmann’s mayo. To add some depth, we’ve included dried parsley and Beau Monde seasoning, which brings a slightly smoky taste to the dish.

But what really sets this dip apart is the addition of chipped beef, which infuses every bite with a rich beefy flavor that is simply irresistible. The combination is so delicious that it’s guaranteed to have your guests coming back for more.

And if you want to mix things up a bit, this recipe is incredibly versatile – try substituting spinach for the chipped beef, or adding in shredded cheddar cheese or minced onion for some extra zing. With so many possibilities, you’ll never get bored of this dip recipe.

So go ahead and give this Hawaiian Bread Dip a try. You won’t regret it – I promise!

Ingredient List

 Savor a slice of Paradise with each dip...
Savor a slice of Paradise with each dip…

Get Your Shopping List Ready

Before starting with the recipe, make sure to gather all the necessary ingredients. Here’s what you need:

For the Hawaiian Bread Dip

  • 1 round loaf of Hawaiian bread: This sweet bread is essential for making this dip.
  • 10 oz frozen spinach: Make sure to thaw and drain it before using it in the recipe.
  • 16 oz sour cream: This ingredient adds creaminess to the dip.
  • 1 cup Hellmann’s mayonnaise: Mayo is typically used in a lot of dips, and this one is no exception.
  • 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch Spinach Dip Mix: This adds flavor to the mixture.
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese: Make sure to use freshly grated cheese for best results.
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley: This gives the dip some green color and additional flavor.
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion: This ingredient adds a subtle bite to the mixture.
  • 1 3 oz package dried beef: You can find this in the lunch meat section of most grocery stores.
  • 2 teaspoons beau monde seasoning: This spice blend consists of salt, onion powder, celery seed, and other spices.

Optional Ingredients

You may also want to consider adding or substituting some ingredients depending on your preference.

  • Garlic Bread Dip: Substitute garlic butter for mayonnaise, parsley flakes for dried beef, and use garlic bread instead of hawaiian bread. Add minced garlic for an extra punch!
  • Chipped Beef Dip: Use chipped beef instead of dried beef for added texture and flavor
  • Sliders Recipe: Make mini-burgers and add ham, cream cheese, and dip on top, sandwiched between Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls!
  • Spinach Artichoke Dip: Add some chopped artichoke hearts (canned or fresh) for that extra “oomph”
  • Mississippi Sin Dip: Add cream cheese with spinach dip inside a hollowed-out loaf of bread or large round bread bowl – dip sliders inside!

Once you have all your ingredients ready, let’s move on to the next steps!

The Recipe How-To

 A heavenly blend of sweet and savory flavors awaits...
A heavenly blend of sweet and savory flavors awaits…

After gathering all the ingredients, preheat the oven to 350°F. Then, prepare the bread bowl by cutting a circle in the center of the round loaf of Hawaiian bread, and removing most of the inner bread until you have a hollow bowl. Be careful not to cut through the bottom of the bread.

Next, in a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients including 1 cup sour cream, 1 cup Hellmann’s mayonnaise, 10 oz frozen spinach, and 1 package Lipton soup mix. Mix well until even and homogenous.

Then, spoon the mixture into the hollow bread bowl, spreading it evenly throughout. Sprinkle two tablespoons of dried parsley flakes on top.

Wrap the Hawaiian bread dip in aluminum foil and bake for one hour in preheated oven or until golden brown. You can also leave it unwrapped if you prefer a slightly crunchier surface.

When ready, remove it from the oven and let it cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with additional dried parsley flakes and some shredded cheddar cheese on top.

Finally, use chunks of leftover Hawaiian bread to dip into this delicious dip or any other dipping alternatives of your choice such as garlic bread or dinner rolls. Enjoy your Hawaiian Bread Dip, which is perfect for parties and gatherings!

Substitutions and Variations

 Dive in to a sea of deliciousness with this bread dip...
Dive in to a sea of deliciousness with this bread dip…

One of the great things about this Hawaiian Bread Dip recipe is that there’s a lot of room for personalization. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

– Spice things up: Add a bit of heat to your Hawaiian Bread Dip by mixing in some red pepper flakes or hot sauce.

– Veggie swap: For the spinach dip version, you can swap out frozen spinach for canned artichokes or chopped sun-dried tomatoes.

– Beefless option: If you’re not a fan of dried beef or just want to reduce the amount of meat in your diet, consider using veggie bacon bits, finely chopped mushrooms, or another plant-based ingredient as a replacement.

– Cheese choices: Any type of shredded cheese that melts well will work in this recipe. Try swapping the cheddar cheese for Monterey Jack, pepper jack, or even Parmesan cheese for something new.

– Dipping vehicles: While Hawaiian bread is certainly delicious, don’t feel limited to only dipping it in this recipe. Try using tortilla chips, raw veggies like carrots and celery, garlic bread or even sliced baguette for a different texture.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with flavors and textures. You might just discover an even more delicious version of this savory bread dip recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 The perfect appetizer for any luau or beach party...
The perfect appetizer for any luau or beach party…

Hawaiian bread dip is the perfect appetizer for any occasion. Not only is it easy to make, but its unique combination of flavors will leave your taste buds craving more. To serve this delectable dip, we recommend using a round loaf of Hawaiian bread or any other bread that you enjoy. You can hollow out the center of the bread to create a perfect container for the dip.

When it comes to pairing, this dip is versatile and pairs well with a variety of snacks. Some of our favorites include dipping vegetables such as carrots, celery, and bell peppers. You could also try tortilla chips or pita bread for a slightly different texture. The dip also goes well with a cold beer or crisp white wine for the perfect party combination.

For an elevated experience, we recommend serving this dip with a platter of charcuterie featuring your favorite cheese and cured meats, such as sliced salami or prosciutto. This would make for the perfect centerpiece for your next gathering, impressing your guests with this delightful appetizer.

Overall, whether you’re hosting a casual get-together or a fancy dinner party, this Hawaiian bread dip will impress all your guests and quickly become a fan favorite.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A tropical taste that will take your taste buds on vacation...
A tropical taste that will take your taste buds on vacation…

When it comes to hosting and entertaining, sacrificing quality for convenience doesn’t have to be a thing with this Hawaiian bread dip recipe. This delicious appetizer can be made up to 24 hours in advance, which saves you the worry of last-minute preparation.

If you want to make the dip ahead of time, prepare as directed and cover tightly with plastic wrap, and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. You can also store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to three days.

When it’s time to reheat leftovers or premade dip, there are a couple of options. One way is to use the oven by preheating it at 350°F (175°C) and placing the dip in an oven-safe dish for about 10-15 minutes or until heated throughout. Just be sure to remove all plastic wrap before popping it into the oven.

Alternatively, you can reheat the dip in a microwave-safe dish on high heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally until evenly heated throughout. Keep in mind that microwaves may produce uneven heating and crust formation.

To keep your dip fresh during storage periods or reheating, avoid using metal utensils when mixing or serving them as they may cause discoloration on your dish.

With these simple preparation tips, anyone can easily whip up this Hawaiian bread dip in advance or even leftovers into a delightful culinary treat!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Indulge yourself in the flavors of the islands...
Indulge yourself in the flavors of the islands…

Achieving exceptional taste and texture is a quality that sets an excellent dish apart from its mediocre counterpart. In making Hawaiian Bread Dip, adopting some simple tips could help you elevate the profile of your creation.

One useful tip to keep in mind when making this recipe is to allow enough time for the dip to chill in the bread bowl. Before filling the bread bowl with the dip, place it in the refrigerator for at least thirty minutes. This will help solidify the dip’s ingredients, giving them a chance to settle and bind together, which makes dipping into it more manageable.

Another tip to consider is drying out the spinach completely before adding it into the dip. Frozen spinach contains lots of water in it, so be sure to squeeze out any excess moisture completely, either by wrapping it in paper towels or using a mesh strainer. This ensures that no excess water ends up being wasted when you mix everything together.

Furthermore, you can experiment with various cheeses than what’s prescribed in the recipe before settling on your preference. Although shredded cheddar cheese is a classic, feel free to substitute it with other types or blend them to get different flavor combinations.

You can also double-check your measurements and ingredients- spoonfuls of excess mayonnaise or sour cream, for example, could significantly alter the overall taste of the dip, and not always for the better.

Seasoning also plays a vital role in this recipe. Beau Monde seasoning is used to add flavor and depth to this Hawaiian bread dip. If you don’t have any beau monde seasoning readily available, try making your own by combining cinnamon, ground cloves, allspice, and nutmeg in equal proportions. Its resulting taste and aroma would be somewhat like Beau Monde seasoning.

Finally, avoid using stale Hawaiian bread as it might compromise your dip’s taste and texture; instead, use freshly baked bread from your local bakery or bake it yourself.

Employing these simple tips could improve the overall texture and taste of your Hawaiian Bread Dip, leaving guests asking for more every time!


Before we wrap this up, I know that some of you may have questions about this drool-worthy Hawaiian Bread Dip recipe. No need to fret because I’ve compiled a list of the most common queries and answered them all here for your convenience.

Why is King’s Hawaiian bread so sweet?

In this recipe, we bring together a blend of ingredients such as milk, sugar, yeast, flour, and occasionally pineapple juice to create a delectable sweetness in the rolls. This recipe mirrors the significant Portuguese influences present in Hawaiian cuisine.

What makes Hawaiian bread so good?

Hawaiian bread boasts a delightful balance of textures and flavors. It’s pillowy soft and elastic, with a subtle tang from the yeast, and a touch of sweetness that tantalizes the palate.

How do you eat Hawaiian sweet bread?

Looking for a versatile roll recipe to feed a group? Look no further than these perfectly-sized slider rolls! Not only are they delicious on their own, but they also make the perfect vessel for a variety of fillings such as deli meats, meatballs, chicken salad, veggies, and even seafood. Impress your guests with easy-to-eat and flavorful mini sandwiches!

Why are Hawaiian buns sweet?

Imagine the beloved taste of Hawaiian bread, now imagine that same flavor in every slice of bread that you bake at home. That’s exactly what you can achieve by using pineapple juice as a key ingredient in your recipe. This tropical juice adds a subtle but delightful sweetness to the bread, which is further amplified by the addition of honey. So, get ready to bake a loaf of bread that’s not only delicious but also reminiscent of the Pacific beaches.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this hawaiian bread dip recipe is a must-try for any gathering or party. It combines the rich flavors of sour cream, mayonnaise, and cheese with the savory taste of dried parsley and beef. Not to mention, it is incredibly versatile, allowing for many substitutions and variations to fit everyone’s tastes.

Whether served in a bread bowl or alongside some veggies and crackers, this dip is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. And with make-ahead and reheating options, it’s perfect for those hosting a party without much to spare.

So why not try out this original recipe today? Indulge in the Hawaiian sweetness of this bread dip and make your next gathering one to remember. I promise you won’t regret it!

Hawaiian Bread Dip (Original Recipe)

Hawaiian Bread Dip (Original Recipe) Recipe

I have used this recipe since 1992 and it's always been a huge hit, especially among the male population. There's never anything left but a few crumbs on the plate. When I take the bread and dip to a party I always take printed copies of the recipe. The saltiness of the beef, the sweet bread and the creamy dip is a great combination. I like to process the beef as it is easier to get on the bread. I usually make a full recipe plus a half recipe of the dip as the mixture goes fast.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Keyword: < 15 Mins, Easy, For Large Groups, Meat
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 142.2kcal


  • 2 (2 ounce) packages sliced beef (Kroger's "Country Club" brand or Carl Buddig)
  • 1 cup Hellmann's mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon beau monde seasoning (Spice Islands brand, find at Kroger or Meijer)
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley (heaping, crumbled)
  • 1 loaf king's Hawaiian bread


  • Dice or process the beef.
  • Add all ingredients together (except the bread).
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Before serving hollow out the bread, reserving the bread pieces.
  • Tear bread pieces into bite-sized chunks, placing around bread round.
  • Spoon the mixture into bread shell and serve.
  • Also, this is really good with celery sticks and other raw veggies.

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Serving: 23g | Calories: 142.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.3g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 13.6g | Saturated Fat: 4.8g | Cholesterol: 19.5mg | Sodium: 126.1mg | Sugar: 1.6g

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