Appetizer Essential: Yummy Artichoke & Spinach Dip

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Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousChef

I planned to post this recipe a day or so ago; however, life got in the way. So, I am going to post this with a final photo to get it out the door.

If you are looking for a great dip that can be assembled quickly and taste awesome, look no further… I could eat this stuff out of the bowl with a spoon.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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Comments:
Serves:
6 - 8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
    mozzarella cheese, freshly shredded, divided
  • 1/4 c
    sour cream
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 6 oz
    marinated artichoke hearts, drained & chopped, 1 jar
  • 5 - 6 oz
    chopped spinach, frozen variety, thawed and drained
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black or white pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • OPTIONAL ITEMS

  • ·
    a bit of cayenne pepper, for kick
  • ·
    a drop or two of hot sauce, i prefer frank’s
  • ·
    sliced black olives, mixed in, or used as a garnish
  • ·
    bacon???

How to Make Appetizer Essential: Yummy Artichoke & Spinach Dip

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. You will need an ovenproof dish to make this recipe. Something you can bake in and take directly to the table. Just make sure everyone knows that it will hot, hot, hot.
  3. This dip is a bit thicker than most, so I would not suggest just dipping a chip into it because you will wind up with a lot of broken chips.

    Instead, have each guest spoon off a bit onto their plates, break it up slightly, and then proceed to scoop it up.
  4. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  5. Drain and chop the artichokes, and defrost the chopped spinach, then allow them to drain on a couple of paper towels.

    Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 355f (180c)

    In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup of the mozzarella, minced garlic, and some salt and pepper, to taste
  6. Make sure that the cream cheese is softened.
  7. With all the cheese, this dish is already going to be a bit salty, so take care with the salt.
  8. Carefully fold in the artichoke hearts and spinach.

    Lightly oil or butter a small baking dish.

    Place into the baking dish and sprinkle the top with the remaining 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella.

    Place in the preheated oven and bake until the dish is bubbly, and the top begins to brown, about 20 – 25 minutes.
  9. Once it begins to brown, it is a quick step from brown-to-black, so keep an eye on it.
  10. PLATE/PRESENT
  11. Serve hot with chips, toasted bread, whatever you fancy. Enjoy.
  12. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Appetizer Essential: Yummy Artichoke & Spinach Dip

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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