Friday, May 30, 2008

Saturday Stirrings: Spinach Artichoke Dip

I was looking through my recipe file yesterday, searching for something good to share today. I came across this one - not only am I posting it, but I'm adding the ingredients to my grocery list so that I can make it ASAP. I think it's been three or four years since I made this, but just looking at the recipe was enough to make me crave it.

So here it is, in all its yummy, cholesterol-laden goodness! (Hey, there's spinach in it - can it count as a serving of vegetables?? I thought not.)

Spinach Artichoke Dip

1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed & drained
1 14-ounce can of artichoke heart quarters, drained & chopped
1 small container of garlic & herb cream cheese
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
6 slices cooked bacon (I use the whole package - why skimp on bacon?)

Squeeze excess water out of spinach by mashing between paper towels. Stir together spinach, artichoke, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise. Spread in a lightly-greased 9x9 baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Top with bacon, and bake an additional 5 minutes. Serve with crackers or thin slices of crusty bread.


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Tiffany said...

MMMMM! Looks good. I recently posted a spinach cheese dip that had a pound of Velveeta in it, so I really can't say anything about the healthy factor.

Amy said...

I've made this before and it's so good!

Queen B said...

Yummy! I always dread making appetizers because I don't know what to make! I think you just fixed my problems!!

Beachy Mimi said...

Thanks for the recipe. I needed a good appetizer.