Monday, January 10, 2011

Spinach Artichoke Dip



Spinach, check! Artichoke, check! Cream cheese, check check!!

Well, I'm a sucker for hot spinach and artichoke dip! A warm, creamy dip, loaded with spinach, artichoke and cream cheese. And now I can say, it's one of my all-time favorite appetizers. Served with slices of bread, chips, crackers or even veggies, baby carrots and cucumber slices. Versatile, simple and delicious.



This weekend, we had our friends over. I wanted to serve different appetizers so we can eat them with wine and enjoy the evening. Sometimes you don't want to be fussing in the kitchen missing out the juicy gossips! 

Let me tell you something, this dip was a hit! It bakes briefly while you're enjoying the company of your guests and it’s the type of dish you throw out on a table, and it’s gobbled up in a matter of minutes.  

Ingredients:
8 oz. (225 g) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayonnaise
7 oz. (150 g) baby spinach leaves, chopped
1 cup coarsely chopped canned artichoke hearts
1 garlic clove, smashed
¼ tsp. salt
½ tsp. roasted red pepper flakes

Preheat the oven to 400ºF (200ºC). In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, Parmesan, sour cream, mayonnaise, spinach, artichokes, garlic, salt and red pepper flakes. Mix well with a rubber spatula until all ingredients are evenly blended. Spread into a small baking dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top is slightly browned. Serve warm with baguette slices, crackers or chips.



Dip artichauts et épinards

Ingrédients:
225 g de St. Moret
1/3 tasse de Parmesan
1/3 tasse de crème fraîche épaisse
1/4 tasse de mayonnaise
150 g de pousses d'épinards, hachées
1 boîte de cœurs d'artichauts, coupés
1 gousse d'ail, écrasée
¼ càc de sel
½ càc de paprika

Préchauffez le four à 200ºC. Dans un saladier, mélangez le saint moret, le parmesan, la crème épaisse, la mayonnaise, les épinards, l'ail, le sel et le paprila. Mélangez avec une spatule.
Déposez la préparation dans un petit plat à gratin. Enfournez 35 à 40 mn jusqu'à ce que la surface soit légèrement dorée. Servez avec des tranches de pain, des crackers ou des chips.

27 comments:

  1. Happy New Year, Cherine!

    This dip looks creamy and delicious! I am actually searching over internet for a warm dish to accompany toast, and this is just it! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  2. No wonder your friends loved it; it looks like a guaranteed crowd pleaser! Yum

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  3. My friend makes this (just with artichoke) and I can vouch for how we all tuck in; but I've never had the recipe so thanks for sharing.

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  4. I'm addicted to spinach artichoke dip, at school my friend and I went through a tub in two days... I have to try out the homemade version, it looks fantastic!

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  5. I love spinach-artichoke dip. I think I'd be able to eat that whole bowl myself. Yum!

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  6. I agree! the rare times I remember to make it the kids gobble it up! I should make it more often!

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  7. Cela a l'air très bon ! This looks very nice !

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  8. This is one of my favorite appetizers too! I haven't found a recipe that I really love those. I can't wait to try yours!

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  9. You forgot..."delicious - check"! One of the tastiest artichoke dips I've seen in awhile.

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  10. This sounds and looks wonderful!

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  11. Spinach dip is a favorite of mine also and works perfectly every time. Your photos are gorgeous!

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  12. Yummmmmmm! I made your moroccan meatball dish today! It was so good :-) I love the egg in it.

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  13. Definitely looks like a hit - I wish I could reach out and have some right now!!

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  14. Molto gustosa questa tua ricetta, e deliziose foto ciao ! una buona giornata

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  15. Yum...that looks warm and comforting, and I have a weakness for appetizer-type food.

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  16. c'est entre le gratin et le dip ? en tout cas ça me plait bien.

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  17. I love the ingredients you have married here. I love both spinach and artichoke dips and it is genius to combine them into one. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  18. Oh boy! I'm addicted to that, there was a place in NY I use to go there every week just to have that. I totally miss it. I will definitely try your recipe this weekend. It looks fantastic, loved the cute black pan.

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  19. une vraie merveille ce plat, et ce blog est aussi une bien belle decouverte
    bises
    Delphine

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  20. This looks irresistible! A warm dip is always a party favorite too.

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  21. now I finally know what I have left out of my dip....cream cheese! that will make all of the difference...your dip looks amazing!
    Cheers
    Dennis

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  22. The dip seems loaded with flavours, richness and goodness!

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  23. Ditto on that! I too am a sucker for hot spinach and artichoke dip. Looks SO good!

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  24. No wonder it was a big hit!! It looks delicious and who can resist Artichokes :-) definitely not me!

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  25. That sounds so delicious! Love the combination of spinach and artichoke and it looks so creamy!

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  26. That's looking delicious!!Gonna try this soon at home soon.I think I"ll try it with combo of Coriander and spinach.How about that???

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