I like making food. I like eating it more usually.  I made this the other day, def enjoyed eating it more.

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temp
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (or more =))
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese  (or more =))
  • 1 (or 2) clove garlic, peeled and minced (I love the garlicky kind…)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped fairly small (no need for them to have been marinated)
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained (squeeze in paper towels is an easy way)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly grease a small baking dish (8×8 or 9×9 would work.)
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese, garlic, basil, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Gently fold in artichoke hearts and spinach.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Top with mozzarella cheese. Bake in the preheated oven 25 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned.  

And then, dig into the goodness!  Sometimes I like to just use a spoon, but it’s just as good, if not better if pita chips, French bread, tortilla chips, pretzel chips…pretty much anything that can handle it’s consistency. 

Fresh food, healthy choice? maybe not.  Excellent? yes. =)

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