Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Alright so this is a party FAVORITE! I have a few people who've said "oh I don't like spinach" but they turned into addicts for this dip. It is very cheesy and hearty as well, goes great with tortilla chips or pita chips.
So this recipe is for my pregnant friend Ali who just loves this dip and craves it. I actually made it for her baby shower today. :-P

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
6 oz. Frozen chopped spinach
2 - 14 oz cans Artichoke hearts
8 oz. light cream cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 egg
5-6 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste

First: drain and chop your artichoke hearts. Lay on a pan and salt, pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 25 minutes at 400 F.

Add olive oil to a large, shallow pan and set to medium heat. Saute spinach with minced garlic, until both are soft. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Blend together cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, egg, Parmesan, and sour cream with an electric mixer on medium speed, about half a minute.

Add cheese to mixture and blend well.

Add the spinach and artichokes to the cream cheese mixture, and blend with electric mixer on medium speed for about 15 seconds. Add salt and pepper.

Now bake at 375 F for 20 mins until brown and bubbly!

And voila! Hot & bubbly ready for consumption (after a few mins of cooling of course)

Nom nom! This is the good stuff!

Hope you all enjoy! Have a safe week and back to the grind!

xoxox - Almighty blog leader - Caitlin

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