Spinach and Artichoke Dip


This spinach and artichoke dip is a creamy, cheesy dip that is perfect for any party or get-together. It is made with fresh spinach, artichokes, and a variety of cheeses, and is served with tortilla chips or crackers.

Ingredients

  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 clove garlic, 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, artichokes, sour cream, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella 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.

Potential changes & improvements

There are a few potential changes and improvements that can be made to this recipe. First, if you are looking for a bit more of a cheesy flavor, you could add in an additional 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese. Second, if you want a bit more of a kick, you could add in some red pepper flakes or hot sauce to the recipe. Finally, if you are looking for a healthier version of this recipe, you could use low-fat sour cream and mayonnaise, and substitute the mozzarella cheese for part-skim mozzarella cheese.

What other food it works well with

This spinach and artichoke dip goes well with a variety of foods. It is traditionally served with tortilla chips or crackers, but can also be served with veggies such as celery and carrots, or even pita bread.

Common Mistakes

A common mistake that is made when making this recipe is not draining the spinach and artichokes well enough. Be sure to squeeze all of the excess water out of the spinach, and drain the artichokes well. If you do not, the dip will be watery and will not have the same flavor or texture.

Nutritional Information

This recipe makes approximately 16 servings. Each serving contains approximately 202 calories, 18 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbohydrates, and 2 grams of protein.

Allergens

This recipe contains dairy, eggs, and wheat. It does not contain any nuts, soy, fish, or shellfish.


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