Spinach and Artichoke Dip


This spinach and artichoke dip is a delicious, easy to make appetizer that is perfect for any occasion. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this dip is sure to be a hit with your guests!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together spinach, artichoke hearts, sour cream, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until bubbly.

This spinach and artichoke dip is best served warm with crackers or bread. It can also be served cold, but will be thicker and less creamy. For a thinner dip, add a little milk or water to the mixture before baking.

Potential changes & improvements:

There are many ways that this recipe can be changed or improved. For a more flavorful dip, try adding some additional seasonings such as onion powder, garlic powder, or red pepper flakes. You could also add in some chopped mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, or Olives. If you want a creamier dip, try using full-fat sour cream and mayonnaise. For a healthier version, use low-fat or non-fat dairy products.

Works Well With…

This spinach and artichoke dip goes well with a variety of foods. Try serving it with crackers, bread, chips, or vegetables. It also makes a great topping for baked potatoes or grilled chicken.

Common Mistakes:

One common mistake when making this dip is to not drain the spinach and artichoke hearts properly. Be sure to squeeze all of the excess moisture out of the spinach before adding it to the mixture. Otherwise, your dip will be watery and runny. Another mistake is to not season the dip properly. Be sure to add enough salt and pepper to taste. You can always add more, but you can’t take it away!

Nutritional Information:

Serving size: 1/4 cup

Calories: 107

Fat: 10 g

Saturated fat: 2 g

Unsaturated fat: 8 g

Trans fat: 0 g

Carbohydrates: 5 g

Sugar: 2 g

Fiber: 1 g

Protein: 3 g

Cholesterol: 10 mg

Sodium: 220 mg

Allergens:

Eggs, Dairy, Wheat


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