Enjoy a Crowd-Pleasing Comfort Food Dip
When you're tasked with bringing an appetizer to the next pot luck, spinach-artichoke dip is sure to please. It won't take a lot of your precious time, but will win rave reviews from party goers. Even if you have nowhere to go, whip up a batch of spinach artichoke dip to satisfy the cravings of a hungry family. You might even get your kids to down a few extra veggies by using carrot sticks and cucumber coins as the dippers instead of tortilla chips.
Total Time: 25 minutes| Prep Time: 5 minutes | Serves: 4 to 6
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
- Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 10-ounce package frozen cut and chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 1 12-ounce jar artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
- Heat the oven to 400F.
- In a large bowl, use an electric mixer or a spatula to blend together the cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise. Stir in the Cheddar cheese, Parmesan, salt and pepper.
- Use a spatula to fold in the thawed, drained spinach and artichoke hearts.
- Spread the mixture in a 1-quart baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Andrea Boldt is a nutritionist and personal trainer who writes for multiple publications. A graduate of Princeton and Columbia Universities and of the Culinary Institute of America, she enjoys spending time with her two kids and 18 pets.