Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: My Most Requested Dip: Spinach & Artichoke

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My Most Requested Dip: Spinach & Artichoke

What a rainy, yucky day to start off this Wednesday. And it's the first day of the farmer's market for me none-the-less! Ugh.

We'll see how it goes, I'll be sure to report on it tomorrow - stay tuned!

So, I have been making this dip for as long as I can remember. I think I first came upon it in a church potluck recipe book I have, but since then I've tweaked it to my liking.

Many, many, many times I am asked to bring this dip for work gatherings (when I worked in an office) or over to friend's houses. I prefer it baked, so the cheeses get all gooey and melty, but I guess you can eat it cold too (if you want to, that is).


Spinach Artichoke Dip
1 box frozen spinach (thawed and drained)
1 can artichoke hearts, diced
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. parmesan cheese
1 c. shredded mozzarella, fontina or monterrey jack cheese
1 clove garlic, minced

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and place in an 8x8 baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until brown and bubbly.

Serve with a good quality toasted bread, pita chips or veggies. Shockingly, I prefer the warm, toasted bread!

This is also good slathered on grilled sandwiches, or even a BLT. To-die-for.

Have a great hump day!

21 comments:

  1. oh it starts today? exciting! hope you found a good salsa recipe and can't wait to hear how it goes. good luck!

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  2. Mmmm that looks so good! I am going to book mark this in party food!

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  3. Spinach and Artichoke dip is my absolute favorite! I love it when its loaded with artichokes and it looks like yours is...this definitely looks like a keeper!

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  4. Yum! I'm going to have to try this recipe. I like spinach/artichoke dip, but I've never made it before.

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  5. Such a great, easy dip. You should try it with the frozen artichoke hearts - I like them much better! xxSAS

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  6. Yummy recipe! Thanks! Can't wait to hear about the Farmers Market!

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  7. I purchased a small container of the dip at the farmer's market this afternoon; it IS delicious. And that was cold; I am looking forward to tasting it warm. I sampled the salsa and it was very tasty, also. It was wonderful to have a new vendor at the market!

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  8. Yum!!! I luuuuurve this dip! My mom used to make it for a bunch of gatherings too! She would hollow out a big round of bread and put it in there w/ veggies and crackers around it. Then when it got low, people would start ripping off hunks of the bread and eat it like htat! haha It was always gone!

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  9. ahh this dip is SO addicting!! love it

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  10. Sounds so super yummy. Very similar to mine. I add onion powder, galic powder, salt, pepper & cayanne (sp) pepper and server with King's Hawian sweet bread. The sweet bread with the cayanne pepper balance each other so delisously! King's also has the sweet bread that looks like a bowl, I scoop it out and serive it in the bottomw crust with the scooped pieces for dipping.

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  11. Yummy! Definitely going to have to try this for a get together! Love it!

    Can't wait to hear how the farmer's market went for you!

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  12. I make a similar recipe, but in a crock pot! Sooo yummy!

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  13. YUM! I love artichoke and spinach dip especially baked!! melty cheese is yummy.

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  14. Love this dip. Thanks for sharing

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  15. YUM! I love artichoke and spinach dip especially baked!! melty cheese is yummy.

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  16. Sounds so super yummy. Very similar to mine. I add onion powder, galic powder, salt, pepper & cayanne (sp) pepper and server with King's Hawian sweet bread. The sweet bread with the cayanne pepper balance each other so delisously! King's also has the sweet bread that looks like a bowl, I scoop it out and serive it in the bottomw crust with the scooped pieces for dipping.

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  17. Yum!!! I luuuuurve this dip! My mom used to make it for a bunch of gatherings too! She would hollow out a big round of bread and put it in there w/ veggies and crackers around it. Then when it got low, people would start ripping off hunks of the bread and eat it like htat! haha It was always gone!

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  18. I purchased a small container of the dip at the farmer's market this afternoon; it IS delicious. And that was cold; I am looking forward to tasting it warm. I sampled the salsa and it was very tasty, also. It was wonderful to have a new vendor at the market!

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  19. oh it starts today? exciting! hope you found a good salsa recipe and can't wait to hear how it goes. good luck!

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