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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Warmed Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This is like one of MY favorite recipes to make when I'm entertaining ... and yes, we do entertain often, but when I am going to have a good size group of people, I always make this ...

It's not difficult to make, but there are certain steps that you really have to make sure you do, such as, SQUEEZE THE SPINACH DRY WITH  YOUR HANDS.  There is so much liquid and I really think that's the #1 secret to why mine has such a good taste and texture ...

kind of a funky looking picture but I was trying to demonstrate how
 much liquid comes out when you squeeze with your hands


Here's what you need ...

1 jar marinated artichokes, drained
1 pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/3 cup Romano cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup mozzarella
1/3 cup half and half (or milk, cream)
1/2 cup sour cream


Blend artichokes, Romano and Parmesan cheese in food processor til minced (but not quite pasty).

Squeeze spinach with hands to get the as much liquid as possible out.  Add spinach to large bowl and break up as it will be compact. Add half and half, sour cream and mozzarella to large bowl and mix well.



Spoon artichoke mixture into this bowl and stir to combine well. Should have medium thick texture.

Spray shallow oven proof baking dish and pour mix into baking dish. Smooth out the top. I usually use a ceramic pie pan.


Bake at 350 degrees 20 to 25 minutes til bubbly and brown around edges.

Serve with your favorite tortilla chips (you can heat them in the oven for a few minutes to make them warm just like the restaurants if desired).



Occasionally, I will add diced red onions and bacon bits on top, sometimes even a small amount of diced tomatoes, but most of the time, what you see is what you get ...

Enjoy.

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1 comment:

  1. It is hard to take a picture one-handed, isn't it?! I love Spinach and Artichoke Dip. But I have never once made it! You've inspired me to try it and I promise to squeeze my spinach really dry. ;-)

    Thank you for linking w/ See Ya in the Gumbo this week.

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