Spinach artichoke dip

I adore this dip! This is a party staple that your guest will be sure to rave about!

Back in the day, when I attended and hosted many get-togethers, thiswas one of my main party staples. And everybody always raved. I adore this dip. It is almost too dangerous for me to make in these trying-to-lose-baby-weight times because I know I will want to sit and eat the entire batch all by myself. I can usually dig up a few morsels of self-control and at least share a couple bites with with my husband. Aren't I generous?

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, mix together:

1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup grated romano cheese

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

Salt and pepper, to taste

Stir in one 14-oz. can of drained, quartered artichoke hearts.

Mash the artichoke hearts with the edge of the spoon as you stir, to break them into smaller pieces. Or you could chop them beforehand, but I'm lazy and the spoon-mashing is a much easier route.

Stir in 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, drained.

Transfer the mixture to a small, lightly greased baking dish.

Top with 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.

Cover and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.

Doesn't this look delicious? Well, it is! Make it and bring it to the next gathering you attend. Everyone will love you for it. New to the world of recipes with artichokes, here is a link on How to Cook and Eat an Artichoke Heart, you can thank me later!

My favorite thing to serve this with is French or Hawaiian bread chunks. It also goes great with crackers or chips.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

This is a party staple that your guest will be sure to rave about!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Oct 15, 2010

Serves: 2 - 4

Total time: 35 mins

SpinachArtichokeDip"

Ingredients:

  • 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated romano cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspon garlic salt
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 14 oz. can of drained, quartered artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, drained
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, grated parmesan cheese, grated romano cheese, minced garlic, dried basil, garlic salt, salt and pepper.
  3. Stir in one 14 oz can of drained, quartered artichoke hearts. Mash the artichoke hearts with the edge of the spoon as you stir, to break them into smaller pieces. Stir in 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, drained.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a small, lightly greased baking dish. Top with 1/4 cup shredded mozarella cheese.
  5. Cover and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.