Hot Spinach Dip

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How many spinach dip recipes is too many? Because this hot & cheesy spinach dip recipe is the third spinach dip recipe I’ve posted in less than a month – and I haven’t even gotten to my bruschetta-style spinach and artichoke dip… or spinach dip stuffed garlic bread…

Okay, I may have a problem.

If you can call a love affair with spinach dip a problem.

Which clearly, I don’t.

This quick and easy, triple cheese spinach dip is perfect for a party or as an indulgent appetizer (carefully balanced with a healthy and cheese-free meal, of course).

I use a ton of spinach and artichokes (and sometimes tomatoes and sweet peppers) to somewhat balance out the cheese, so I definitely don’t feel bad in indulging in this delicious spinach dip when a good excuse comes up. (And bonus – artichokes actually help lower your cholesterol!)

Serve it with plenty of dippables – anything from nachos, to toasted pita chips (homemade is always best), to cut up slices of baguette, or even fresh veggies.

To make our own pita chips, I use a pizza cutter to cut naan bread into triangles, drizzle with a bit of olive oil, sprinkle them with whatever seasoning seems like it will work well with what we’re serving, and bake them at 350F for a few minutes. (And as my daughter will tell you, I never make enough. I always think I’ve made enough, and yet somehow we still seem to always run out before we’re satiated.)

Ingredients for Hot Spinach Dip

  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cups spinach
  • 1-8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-14oz can artichokes, optional
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Tip: use fresh spinach for best results.

 

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cheese grater
  • Spatula
  • Mixing bowl
  • Oven-proof serving dish

How to Make a Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Preheat oven to 350F

Place the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.

Sautee the garlic and spinach until the spinach is completely wilted and the garlic is very fragrant, about 3-5 minutes.

Stir together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. Add in the spinach, garlic and artichoke hearts. Taste and season.

Spoon the dip into a oven-proof serving dish and then cover completely with the remaining cup of cheddar cheese.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is golden and bubbly.

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Hot Spinach Dip

Hot Spinach Dip

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cups spinach
  • 1-8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 5 cups spinach
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-14oz can artichokes, optional
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Place the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Sautee the garlic and spinach until the spinach is completely wilted and the garlic is very fragrant, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Stir together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. Add in the spinach, garlic and artichoke hearts. Taste and season.
  5. Spoon the dip into a oven-proof serving dish and then cover completely with the remaining cup of cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is golden and bubbly.

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What is your favourite appetizer to set out at parties or while entertaining?

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