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January 20, 2014

Spinach and Artichoke Dip


Can I just tell you how happy I am to be healthy again!?

Last week was the week from hell. I was so sick, throwing up for days and missed a bunch of work and my first week back to school. I never thought Gatorade and water could taste so good when I could finally keep it down.

And now I'm finally back to eating foods!

I slowly but surely crawled my way back into a bacon and sushi-filled life. It's good because I was missing the old me! 

And just in time for The Secret Recipe Club and to make and enjoy this delicious dip from Rachel at The Avid Appetite. She's the cutest! I really enjoyed reading her blog and getting to know her better... sounds like we both share a love of food, our men, and trying new restaurants! I bet we'd be good friends.

Plus the girl knows how to cook a mean dip. That's the kinda friend you definitely want by your side.
 





Spinach and Artichoke Dip
adapted from The Avid Appetite

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 oz fresh spinach, rinsed, drained, and chopped
  • 1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • a few dashes of Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 cup shredded or grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • tortilla chips, crackers, veggies and more for dipping
  • cooking spray
In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Saute onions until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute more. Mix in the spinach & artichokes and heat through. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 

Meanwhile, add milk to the saucepan and warm over low heat, being careful not to boil the milk. Whisk in the softened cream cheese. Mix the spinach mixture back into the milk mixture. Add 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well and pour into a baking dish lightly greased with cooking spray. Top with remaining 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.


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This is the perfect dip for the big game coming up! Who are you guys rooting for? I love me some Peyton Manning :)





 



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Peace, and bacon grease!



11 comments:

SeattleDee said...

We'll be SuperBowl rivals in 2 weeks (Go Hawks!!!), but I'm a fan of your Spinach Artichoke dip today!

Feast on the Cheap said...

This looks terrific! Probably my all-time favorite football food

Jamie Schroeder said...

Dip! Dip is so good!

cinnamonfreud said...

Glad you are feeling better. Love, love, love spinach & artichoke dip- great choice.

Erin said...

Your dip looks and sounds delicious. Perfect for the cold weather! So glad you're feeling better.

Chelsy Ethridge said...

Goshhhhhh this is classic. This is always the first to go at any party I attend! Great pick! This looks mouthwatering!

Nayna Kanabar said...

Lovely party food perfect with veg crudites.

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

Nothing beats a good spinach & artichoke dip for sure! Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well - that's the worst for us foodie bloggers when we don't have an appetite - but glad you are on the mend!

Karen S Booth said...

This looks absolutely wonderful what a great SRC pick! Karen visiting from Group C too!

Liz Berg said...

Yum! This is one of my favorite dips...yours looks terrific!

TeaLady said...

Love the sound of this one. I have eaten dips like this but never made it myself. Time to change that.