Artichokes, spinach, and melted cheese are the perfect appetizer for any get-together. Just make sure you get to enjoy it – this dip will disappear quickly from the party table!
You will need
- Small mixing bowl
- 1 1/2 c. Frozen creamed spinach
- 12 oz. Canned artichoke hearts
- 1/2 tbsp. Minced garlic
- 12 oz. Cream cheese
- 1/4 c. Grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp. Freshly grated pepper
- Medium size casserole dish
- 1/4 c. Shredded mozzarella cheese
- And tortilla chips
- pita chips
- or bread
- blue cheese
- plain yogurt
- crab meat
- or roasted peppers
- And a Mexican cheese blend
Step 1 Preheat the oven Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2 Prepare the artichoke and spinach In a small bowl, combine the creamed spinach and the chopped artichoke hearts with a fork. Add the garlic and mix thoroughly.
Step 3 Mix in the cheeses Add the cream cheese and Parmesan cheese and mix with the fork. Sprinkle with pepper and mix until combined.
Mayonnaise, blue cheese, plain yogurt, crab meat, and roasted peppers can be used as a variation on the classic recipe.
Step 4 Prepare for baking Pour the artichoke, spinach, and cheese mixture into the casserole dish. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
Use a Mexican cheese blend as a topping for a spicier dip.
Step 5 Bake the dip Bake the dip for 15 minutes, or until the mixture begins to bubble and the cheese topping is completely melted.
Step 6 Serve immediately Serve the dip while it’s still warm with tortilla chips pita chips, or pita or baguette bread. Or, scoop the dip into a bread bowl to enjoy it restaurant-style!
Did You Know:
Ancient Greeks and Romans considered artichokes a delicacy and an aphrodisiac.