Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip!

 
 
Every restaurant it seems has their version of this popular dip, some better than others I might add.   Sometimes you just want spinach and artichoke dip without having to go out for it and if you have ever tried any of those frozen varieties, you know they are not all that good.  This recipe is a little lighter than some of the homemade versions but it is still plenty good and creamy.  Here is what you will need:

1 10 oz. pkg. Birds Eye frozen Steamfresh Cream Spinach or you can use just a bag of frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
dash of Tabasco sauce
1 cup Mozzarella cheese


This is the spinach I prefer to use.  It has just a little cream sauce on it that makes the dip even better. If you can't find this, you can use just a bag of chopped spinach.  Cook this in the bag in the microwave for about 2 minutes or just long enough to thaw. 








Mix the spinach with the chopped artichoke hearts, mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic powder, 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, and Tabasco sauce.  Pour into a 1  1/2 quart baking dish.  Sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese and the rest of the Parmesan cheese.  Place in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until hot and bubbly and just starting to brown.
 

 
Serve with tortilla chips, bagel chips, or a crusty bread! 


3 comments:

  1. You are right, the kind of dip you find in the stores are not as good as homemade no matter what kind of dip you buy. I hope I can find this kind of spinach to try out. love your site by the way.

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  2. I would NEVER have thought to use creamed spinach! What a great idea!!! I have used Green Giant creamed spinach as a side dish and it's quite tasty but I'm going to look for this brand and give it a whirl, too! Thanks for posting

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  3. yum! this would be a delicious side dish at my house lol...what a find thank you:)

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