Wednesday, December 30, 2009
SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP
1 bag fresh spinach
1 can broth
1 small sour cream (u can use a large to make it more fluffy & 86 the mayo))
3 tbs mayo (optional)
1 bag Italian Cheese Mix (can use 2 to make it extra cheesy!)
1 wheel Queso Fresco (Mexican cheese; by the quesadilla cheese)
2 jars artichokes in oil, drained (u can use any; these are my favorite!)
1 tbs minced garlic (u can use powdered)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Reserve approx 1/4- 1 cup Italian cheese mix.
Boil Spinach & broth until reduced to approx 1/2 cup or broth. Chop artichokes while u wait! Crumble wheel of cheese into boiling hot mixture (cubing seems to not melt very well). Reduce heat & add garlic, salt & pepper. Remove from heat & add remaining ingredients.
Top with reserved cheese.
*Bake at 350-375 for 20-30 minutes. You can crank up the heat if you're in a hurry or just extend boiling time on the stove & just brown in the oven! I usually finish up with the broiler for a few minutes so the top gets nice & brown!
Serve with sturdy tortilla chips or a baguette is really good!