Spinach Artichoke Spread

I think spinach artichoke dip is one of the best things on the planet, evidenced by the fact that I ate this for four days straight until it was gone, every morning for breakfast.  Little toasted pieces of baguette spread with this delicious stuff, and a fried egg.  This is actually somewhere between a spread and a dip, so whether or not you serve with toasted baguette or crackers is up to you.  One key to making good spinach artichoke dip is to use fresh spinach.  Frozen spinach to me is repulsive, and it only takes a couple minutes to saute some fresh baby spinach leaves.  Here’s how to make it:

 

Serves 4-5

Ingredients:
9 oz package fresh baby spinach
1 clove of garlic, minced
9 oz package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and chopped
6 oz cream cheese
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated pecorino romano or parmigiano reggiano
1/4 tsp crushed red chili flakes
salt and pepper

Directions:
In a large skillet, saute the garlic and spinach until wilted.

Remove the spinach from the pan, and when it’s cool enough, squeeze out all the water from the spinach, so your dip/spread doesn’t get watered down.

In a microwavable bowl, heat up the cream cheese until soft.  Add the cooked spinach, chopped artichokes, mayonnaise, cheese, and red chili flakes.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  When ready to serve, microwave it until it’s hot, then serve with toasted baguette or crackers.  Enjoy!  Thanks for reading and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Click here for the printable recipe.

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11 Responses to Spinach Artichoke Spread

  1. Meg says:

    Spinach and artichoke dip is my kryptonite — I can never say know! This sounds like an awesome recipe and my mouth is watering. I’ve never actually thought to use fresh spinach, but that makes perfect sense. Adding this to my holiday cooking list!

  2. MMM delish! I love spinach dip… one of my faves!

  3. Spinach dip for breakfast? Awesome! This looks wonderful.

  4. Nydia says:

    This is a terrific dip. To ne honest, I never think to have it for breakfast,but it has cheese, so, why not?

  5. Ann says:

    Spinach Artichoke spread is one of the most amazing foods/spreads/dips ever made! Honestly, I could bathe in the stuff!

  6. Suzi says:

    I agree arichoke spinach dip is one of the great foods, I can eat this with just a spoon. Of course the baguettes are like spoon. Delicious!

  7. Such a good idea to use fresh instead of frozen! Looks delicious!

  8. Norma says:

    I think so too . I like making it fresh also.

  9. I’m always wanting this dip not to have any mayo in it — I guess I could make it with plain yogurt…

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