I don’t know about you, but whenever I eat a nice dinner out somewhere and my husband asks me what I’d like for an appetizer, I always, always, always choose spinach dip! It is hands-down, my all-time fav!
Although I love a good spinach dip, I don’t always feel like going out for dinner to have it…
This got me a’thinkin’ again… Why don’t I just create my own delicious spinach dip recipe so I can make it at home, whenever I like!
So here we go!
(Psst! This recipe will make one large dip, or two smaller dips – one for now and one for later!)
Ingredients that you will need:
- 8 oz of Cream Cheese
- ½ cup of Mayo
- ½ cup of grated Parmesan Cheese
- ¾ cups of grated Cheddar Cheese
- 2 cups of chopped Spinach
- 6 oz of chopped Artichokes
- 1 small finely diced Onion
- 4 large finely diced White Mushrooms
- 4 dashes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
- 1 Tbsp of Margarine or Butter
- ¼ Tsp of crushed Garlic
- ¼ Tsp of Salt
- ¼ Tsp of Black Pepper
Instructions to follow:
Step One: In a medium sized frying pan, sauté the mushrooms, onions and garlic in the margarine or butter, over medium heat, for about 5 minutes. Then add in the spinach and continue sautéing for another 3 to 5 minutes.
Step Two: While your mushrooms, onions, garlic and spinach are sautéing, soften the cream cheese in a large bowl. I find forty seconds in the microwave usually works perfect!
Step Three: Add the mayo, parmesan cheese, artichokes, hot sauce, salt and pepper to the cream cheese mixture, and mix well.
Step Four: Combine the sautéed mixture with the cream cheese mixture.
Step Five: Split the mixture into two small baking dishes or one large baking dish, and cover the top with the cheddar cheese.
Step Six: Cover with tin foil and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step Seven: Serve with Tostito’s chips or your favorite crackers… and enjoy!