Bring a Side Dish to Share
We've all experienced this. You're invited to a party and you are told to bring a side dish to share! Nothing like a good ole potluck am I right? Everyone brings only slightly questionable food to a gathering where everyone eats far too much with no shame and a glass of wine in hand.
I don't know about you, but there is a certain level of stress that comes with the potluck concept. However, I found a solution! This dip is a hit every time. Every. Single. Time. I play fast and loose with the ingredients and never once has it failed.
- 3 blocks of cream cheese
- 1 package of frozen chopped spinach
- 2 Tbsp minced garlic (or if you're anything like me, 4-5 Tbsp because I love garlic.. too much)
- 1-2 cups mozzarella cheese
- 1-2 cups Parmesan cheese (This all depends on how cheesy and how caloric you want it to be)
- Crushed Red Pepper - a few shakes is good, if you like the spice add some more!
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- *chopped artichokes are optional but delicious to only some
Put half the package of frozen chopped spinach in a sauce pan with the artichokes and minced garlic. Heat on medium until tender.
In a microwave safe bowl add the blocks of cream cheese and microwave in 20-30 second intervals until you can stir it to a smooth consistency. Add mayo, sour cream, crushed red pepper, garlic salt, half the Parmesan and half the mozzarella. Stir well.
Drain the water from the spinach/artichoke mixture. This can be done by placing a lid on the pan and slowly pouring the excess water in the sink. A little water is fine but too much is gross.
Combine cream cheesey goodness and spinach/artichoke/garlic deliciousness together.
Pour mixture into pie pan or appropriate oven safe dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes until cheese has lightly browned.
Serve with veggies, tortilla chips, or whatever floats your fancy.
Optional combine ingredients in crockpot and set to low for approximately an hour stirring occasionally.
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Serve and Enjoy! Relish in the awesomeness that is the dip that EVERYONE will be asking about! Share the recipe with your friends and revel in cream cheese and happiness! Cheers!
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