Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Spinach & Artichoke Dip - A Special Request

For years now my staple dish for family holidays, BBQ's, birthdays, or Sunday Funday with my friends has been my hot spinach & artichoke dip.  It’s deliciously cheesy and garlicky, and conveniently, very low carb (though not exactly low fat)!  Sure I've brought other dishes to some of these events, but I consistently get requests for this dip....well, this dip and my homemade chicken nuggets, but that's a separate post.

This particular request was from my sister.  She very graciously helped me design this blog as I am far from computer literate.  Her only stipulation was that I post this recipe.  So sis, I am finally delivering on that promise.  Enjoy and thanks again!!

Recipe adapted from a Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer many years ago

1 can artichoke hearts in water
1 10oz. package frozen chopped spinach (my addition, original recipe was just artichokes)
1 cup mayonnaise (I use Hellmann’s Light)
1 cup shredded parmesan/romano blend
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. crushed red pepper (optional)

Thaw spinach and squeeze out all excess water.  Drain water from artichokes and cut into small pieces.  Mix spinach, artichokes, garlic, mayo, parmesan/romano cheese and ½ cup mozzarella in a large mixing bowl.  Stir well.  Pour into a small glass baking dish (about 7”x5”) and sprinkle with remaining ½ cup mozzarella and red pepper.  Bake at 375° for about 25 min or until cheese is bubbling and browned.

* For enough to fill a 9”x13” dish, you will need to make about 3x this recipe.


Beth992 said...

Thanks, sis. Can't wait to make this! When I take the first bite, it will make me feel like I'm at one of our family gatherings! The little one will love it too!