Artichoke & Spinach Dip
This is one of my family’s favorite recipes. My kids request this for every family gathering, BBQ, and just because we like it days. We call it Mariah’s Dip, because this is Mariah’s favorite dip! She says “Mom, I do eat my veggies – I eat that artichoke and spinach dip”. Well, we would like to see a few more veggies on her favorite list, but this is a start.
I do want to tell you that I generally enjoy this dip with tortilla chips, so today I got some red, white, and blue chips to celebrate the Memorial weekend. (Nice touch, huh)
Guests at our home have also enjoyed this on top of their barbecued hamburgers, with their steaks, and on crackers or chips. Be really careful where you bring this recipe, because this is all everyone will request in the future. Just a warning, but I would suggest that you always keep canned artichokes and frozen spinach around for the just because days.
aka Artichoke & Spinach Dip
2- 14 oz Canned Artichoke Hearts Quartered (squeeze out all liquid)
2 – 10-16 oz Frozen Chopped Spinach (thaw and squeeze out all liquid)
8 oz Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1 cup Best Foods Mayonnaise
1 Bunch Green Onions – Sliced (for top of dip)
1-2 Tomatoes – Cubed (for top of dip)
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Place green onions and tomatoes on top of mixture. Bake for 30 minutes or until melted and yummy.
Directions: Place artichoke hearts in strainer and drain out liquid. Select small handfuls of artichoke pieces and squeeze with your hands until all the liquid is out, then break up the large artichoke into smaller pieces and place into a mixing bowl. Then remove the frozen spinach from package and place in the strainer and run warm water over until thawed. Select small handfuls of spinach and squeeze with your hands until all the liquid is out, then break up large pieces into smaller pieces and place into the same mixing bowl. Measure shredded Parmesan cheese and mayonnaise, add to the same mixing bowl and mix, stir, or fold all ingredients together. Once combined place into oven safe container – top with green onions and tomatoes then place into a 350 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes.
Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, fresh veggies, or use as a hamburger topper. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we have. Enjoy!