Published on January 31st, 2014 | by Kristen Swain0
Super Spinach Artichoke Dip for Your Superbowl Party
So I have to be careful, I love this dip a little too much. And I notice my pants are a little tighter if I’ve enjoyed myself too much. I always buy the packages of TGI Fridays that they have frozen. But it’s pricey, and those little trays certainly aren’t enough for a party, they are more like a small snack. Once I heat one of those little trays up, between the minions and I, it’s gone pretty fast. I have to admit, I kind of am shocked at how good this dip is. I mean, I was standing in the kitchen fixing dinner, and thought about making some creamed spinach – face it, it’s not that easy to get them to eat spinach without something on it – and the next thing I knew I am putting ingredients in and creating this dip. The minions were impressed. They said it was the best spinach artichoke dip I’d ever made.
It ‘s mostly store bought ingredients, but it’s delicious, easy and doesn’t have that weird mayo or sour cream base that I’ve seen in every recipe. AND, it really really does taste pretty much as good as that frozen stuff.
Sorry that I didn’t take pics as I was making this, but you pretty much just throw everything in a pan and heat it through.
1/2 package frozen spinach – thawed and wrung out of water
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese – more for topping casserole dish
1 jar of artichoke hearts - I can only find marinated – drained
1 jar of Alfredo sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese - the real shredded kind
Chop the artichoke hearts into small pieces.
I used a nonstick skillet and added everything in together. Then, I left it on low heat to gently melt, stirring it every few moments.
The great thing is that at this point, you can taste to make sure it’s to your liking. Add some salt and pepper.
Then, put it into an oven safe dish, sprinkle on a little extra cheese and heat through – I did mine at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, then turned the oven off and left it for about 7 more minutes to brown the cheese.
Serve with veggies, pita chips, pretzels or tortilla chips.