My friends always ask for this one. They call it the "crack dip." There is nothing low-fat about this dip, so I only make it for special occasions. I add a dash of chili powder to mine and use a 16 oz bag of spinach instead of the 10 oz box.
Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe
Prep time 5 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 15 mins
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com Skill Level: Easy Cost To Make: $9-$12 Serving: 8-14
Ingredients 8oz cream cheese (reduced fat is ok) 16 oz light sour cream 1 stick (8 tbsp) unsalted butter 1½ - 2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese 14 oz quartered artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped 4 oz can diced jalapeños, drained 10 oz frozen spinach (thawed and drained) 2-3 garlic cloves, pressed
Instructions In a medium pot over medium heat, melt together 8oz cream cheese, 16 oz sour cream, 1 stick butter and 1.5-2 cups parmesan cheese, stirring frequently until melted and an even consistency. It should start to bubble. Stir in coarsely chopped artichoke hearts, your drained jalapenos and drained spinach (I used my hands to squeeze spinach over the sink to remove excess water). Finally, stir in 2-3 pressed garlic cloves. Serve hot with chips or crackers or toasted baguettes.
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My sister used to make something similar every year for her Christmas party. The *insiders* would stand by the food table waiting for it to come out of the oven and finish it off before people could elbow their way to the front.
~ Joy ~
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