Hot and Spicy Spinach Dip
The Life of the Party, p.43
Well it’s the start of college football and we all know what that means! Tailgates and watch parties. If you’re like me, the food is ALMOST as important as the game itself. I have a few “go to” appetizers that I bring to parties or make for my guests. The Hot and Spicy Spinach Dip is one of my favorites. It’s an easy prep and it makes a lot. I usually make mine the day of so its nice and fresh and I serve mine with blue corn tortilla chips. You can serve it with just about whatever but that happens to be my favorite. The dip itself is very flavorful with butter, spices, onions, and cheeses that all join forces to make your mouth water!
Be sure to try it out and let us know what you think!
½ onion, finely chopped
½ cup (1 stick) butter
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and drained
8 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes
1-cup sour cream
¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
crushed red pepper flakes to taste
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
Sauté the onion in butter in a large skillet until tender. Add the spinach, cream cheese, sour cream and parmesan cheese, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the artichoke hearts, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper; remove from heat. Pour into baking dish. Top with pepper jack cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Serve hot with assorted crackers and bread slices.