This weekend I went to a baby shower with some of my sweet sorority sisters. It was so much fun to catch up and celebrate the coming arrival of a sweet baby.
The shower was adorable and the food was wonderful, particularly a hot spinach and artichoke dip. It reminded me of this recipe and made me wonder why I don't make this 3 times a week.
It's so good and so easy.
It's even better with artichokes, but David no likey the artichokes.
Here's what you'll need:
10 oz box of frozen chopped spinach- thawed
1/2 cup of whipped cream cheese
3/4 cup of sour cream
1 cup of grated Cheddar cheese, plus more for sprinkling on top
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt (regular salt is fine, too)
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
(Optional, and not included here, is a 12 oz jar of artichokes- chopped)
First, combine your cream cheese, sour cream, and cheese. You can use regular cream cheese, if that's what you have handy, but the whipped variety mixes a little easier.
Before you add the spinach, you'll need to remove all of the excess water. There is a suprising amount hiding in there! This part is both gross and gratifying. Grab up some of your spinach, and squeeze the green water out of it.
Fluff the spinach back up and add it to the other ingredients. If you want to add artichokes, now's the time.
Add salt and pepper, then mix everything up.
Add the mixture into a teeny tiny baking dish. Look how little mine is! I think it's a 3 cup. It's the baby out of a set of nesting Pyrexes.
Nesting Pyrexes... nesting bowls... nesting chickens... We have a lot of nesting around here.
Sprinkle the top with cheese. I went a little overboard with the cheese here. Don't be like me.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, until golden and heated through.
Serve with pita chips, bread, or tortilla chips while still warm.
You will not regret it.
Serve it at parties, or if your like me, don't wait for a party and eat it for lunch.
Call me crazy, but I'd like to stuff a chicken with it.
Not Eudora or Flannery, of course.
I'm glad they don't read the blog.
mel, lover of all things dip related
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