Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Well, it's my first post from Boston. How do I feel? Completely liberated. As imagined, I am still on the job hunt, but I know that time will unfold my path. I'm pumped.
Before I left, a big group of my friends got together at my house for one last hurrah. Of course, we just insisted on making almost everything. Was it delicious? Yes. Was it very time consuming? Yes. But all in all, totally worth it. If you're looking to host a cocktail party, I will be posting several recipes in the next few weeks. Get inspired!

Spinach and Artichoke Dip
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
Salt and pepper to taste
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/4 - 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a small baking dish. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese, garlic, basil, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Gently stir in artichoke hearts and spinach.
3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Top with mozzarella cheese (I go with the notion that more is better). Bake in the preheated oven 25 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned


Unknown said...

Liberated? Boston? Cute. :) Is it a revolutionary experience? (Couldn't resist; sorry.)

I love spinach and artichoke dips. I especially like the addition of the Romano cheese in this. Extra special yum.

Wishing you much luck on the job hunt.

Tiffany said...

Best wishes to you in your new adventures, and thanks for sharing this recipe, I just saved it to try for our next party!

chiTownBrown said...

i seen that artichoke dip and been like daaayum, thats for me

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Ooo I love spinach artichoke dip and your recipe looks incredible! I already ate dinner but this is making me hungry again! :)

Janet@ from cupcakes to caviar said...

Good luck with everything! Also, can you stop by here and make me some of that dip? :-D

Kate@Diethood said...

My favorite dip, hands down. Great recipe!!

Good luck with everything... growing up is hard!! Well, at least for me it was... haha :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the move... this dip is definitely a great send off!

Hester aka The Chef Doc said...

Yay! Good luck in Boston! I'm so glad you guys had a great time at the party. I'm a total sucker for a good spinach and artichoke dip :-)

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Oh, this is looks fabulous! LOVE the crust of cheese...mmmmmm. One of my favorite dips. Good luck in your new locale :)

Laura Villarreal said...

this looks soooo delicious! I might make it at the beach for my family in a couple of weeks. Hope you're having a great time in Boston!!

Jim said...

I saw this recipe on a few months back and have been wanting to try it since. Now I think I'm going to have to! Go Bruins!