Sometimes it’s hard think of what to bring to a holiday party, isn’t it? Well, I’ve got your solution: Restaurant Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip from Amy J, our recipe contributor. This dip is warm, savory and absolutely a hit at Christmas and New Years parties. Served with chips or your favorite crackers it is just amazing. It’s perfect for the holidays when you want a yummy warm appetizer. Here’s how to make our DELICIOUS artichoke spinach dip:
Whenever friends and family came north to visit, we took them to Earl’s for a night out. Each and every time we went to Earls, we ordered their famous Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip, served with
warm corn chips. Stop right there! Yes, E.V.E.R.Y. time! It was divine! Everyone loved it! It was bubbly and slightly charred on top… a cheesy wonder, full of delish chunks of artichoke and pieces of bright green spinach. There was layer, on top of layer, of savory garlic with a hint of spice, and Parmesan. The texture was creamy-smooth and cheesy, NOT pasty like some hot artichoke dips I’ve had.
It’s a FAV! Enjoy!
where credit is due: To make this recipe, I altered a recipe I found on-line for California Pizza Kitchen’s Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip.
grated Parmesan cheese
defrosted, rinsed, squeezed by hand, chopped
artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
jack cheese, finely grated.
saucepan over med-low heat, slowly sauté oil, butter, and onion until onion is
clear…about 5-10 minutes. Add garlic and
continue cooking over med-low heat for 2 minutes…do not brown onions and garlic.
in and cook while stirring until mixture turns a golden-brown color…approx 5
minutes. Slowly add chicken broth…the
mixture will appear clumpy and pasty…don’t worry…it will turn out perfect. Cook, whisking constantly until mixture is
to a simmer. Stir in cream. Keep pot on the stove…while stirring, return
mixture to a simmer.
heat and add Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and sugar. Stir until combined.
spinach, artichokes and jack cheese.
Stir until all ingredients are combined and cheese is melted.
serving, place baking dish under the oven broiler until top is broiled bubbly/brown
as desired. Serve with corn chips or
pita chips. Enjoy!