Crockpot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

023

I made this for a family Thanksgiving almost four years ago, and I swear I’ve made it almost 100 times since. A-M-A-zing and so easy!! Here’s how this delicious appetizer goes down…

Ingredients

2 8oz. packets of 1/3 fat philly cream cheese-room temperature

1 can quartered artichoke hearts-make sure these are chopped up and drained of any excess liquid before mixing into dip

10 oz. thawed spinach-(use the frozen kind. Fresh spinach doesn’t have the right texture for this one. Make sure you drain the spinach of any excess liquid before mixing it into dip

1/2 red onion

6 garlic gloves (Ive been known to add more on occasion. Especially if I know the guests I’m cooking it for loves garlic)

Italian seasonings-(dried oregano, parsley, basil-1/2 tsp each)

2 strips crumbled turkey bacon, (or real bacon if you’re going for gold 😉

1/3 cup light mayo1 cup freshly grated Parmesan. Do NOT use powdered Parmesan. You will not be happy with the results.

S+P

Start by putting cream cheese, mayo, and cheese in bowl. Mix in your salt and pepper (1/2 tsp each) Italian seasonings and blend well. Then add in your chopped garlic and onion. I like to mix with a spatula to really blend the flavors. You gotta put some elbow grease into it at first especially if your cream cheese is still a little cold. Once that’s blended add in the rest of your ingredients, (artichokes, spinach, bacon). Mix completely. If you feel it needs more of something try adding a little extra Parmesan or s+p. That usually does the trick 😉 You can double this recipe for larger parties too. Just use a bigger crock pot. I just use a small one for a small batch. Make sure you spray the crock-pot with canola oil spray before you put it in there. It usually takes about an hour and a half for it to warm up completely. This is also even better if you make it the night before and allow all the flavors to “marry” overnight. This is a huge favorite among family and friends. Cant get enough of it! Oh and serve with Blue Corn tortilla chips or a side of cucumber and carrots.

Advertisements

One thought on “Crockpot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

  1. This is definitely the best spinach artichoke dip I have ever had. I beg her to make it all the time! 🙂 So happy to see the recipe on here so I can attempt to make it. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s