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hot spinach artichoke dip

a recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Often found on bar, restaurant and bistro menus, now with this recipe, you can make this delicious dip at home!

serves 6 servings
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For hot spinach artichoke dip

  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1/3 c
    yellow onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c
    red peppers, finely chopped
  • 2 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 8 oz
    (1 package) light cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
    light sour cream
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 tsp
    lemon zest
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    hot sauce such as cholula
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, or to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1 can
    (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed and chopped into small pieces
  • 10 oz
    (1 package) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry
  • 1 c
    mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2/3 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • crackers, tortilla chips, baguette slices, crostini, or crudités for serving

How To Make hot spinach artichoke dip

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease 1-quart baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  • 2
    In a small saucepan over medium heat, add butter and when sizzling, add onions and peppers; sauté for 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  • 3
    Add cream cheese, break into small pieces, and stir vigorously until almost melted.
  • 4
    Transfer the onion mixture to a bowl. Add mayo, sour cream, lemon zest, hot sauce and black pepper; stir well. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • 5
    Spread mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through and top is golden.
  • 6
    Serve immediately with crackers, tortilla chips, baguette slices, crostini, or crudités.
  • 7
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