Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Easy Peasy Hot and Cheesy Spinach Dip

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)


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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.

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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.
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Fluff the spinach back up and add it to the other ingredients. If you want to add artichokes, now's the time.

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Add salt and pepper, then mix everything up.

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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.

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Nesting Pyrexes... nesting bowls... nesting chickens... We have a lot of nesting around here.

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Sprinkle the top with cheese. I went a little overboard with the cheese here. Don't be like me.

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Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, until golden and heated through.

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Serve with pita chips, bread, or tortilla chips while still warm.

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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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2 comments:

  1. Mmmmm thanks for sharing this one!

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  2. I think I could eat that whole thing myself. Looks tasty!!

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