Monday, October 28, 2013

Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip | Dip con Alcachofas y Espinaca Caliente

This is not a cooking blog, but I always get requests for this recipe so I decided to post it here so I can just share the link next time.

This is my go to recipe for potlocks or parties - people LOVE it.  I made a double recipe for a party we went to yesterday and it was GONE in just a few minutes!


Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip

This is my adapted version of this recipe.

1 (8oz) block of cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup mantequilla (or sour cream, if you don't live in Honduras)
1 cup of shredded Italian blend cheese
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
salt and pepper
1 (14 oz) can of artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1-2 cups of fresh, chopped spinach (I tend to put at least 2 cups, sometimes more!)
1/2 cup of Italian blend shredded cheese for topping

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, mantequilla, cheese, garlic, salt and pepper.  When thoroughly mixed, add in the artichoke hearts and spinach.

Transfer the mixture to a glass baking dish, and sprinkle with the 1/2 cup of additional cheese.  Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.

-This recipes doubles or triples well.  I almost always make it doubled in a 9x13 dish, because we even like it heated up the next day. :)
-I'ved tried this with jalapeños in it, and also with shredded chicken.  It tastes awesome with both.

Ahora, en español para mis amigas que no hablan ingles, o para uds. que quieren pasar la receta a su trabajadora. ;)

Dip de Alcachofas y Espinaca Caliente

1 (8oz) bloque de queso crema, temperatura ambiente
1/4 taza mantequilla
1 taza queso italiano, rayado
2 dientes de ajo, picados
sal y pimienta
1 (14 oz) lata de corazones de alcachofas, colados y picados
1 o 2 tazas espinaca, picada
1/2 taza queso italiano, rayado para poner encima

Encender horno a 350 F.  En un plato hondo, mezclar queso crema, mantequilla, queso, ajo, sal y pimienta.  Agregue la espinaca y alcachofas.

Trasladar la mezcla a un Pyrex, y poner la 1/2 taza de queso encima.  Hornear 25 minutos, o hasta que este dorado.

-Puede hacer la receta doble o triple.  Yo casi siempre la hago doble en un pyrex de 9x13.
-He hecho esta receta con jalapeños y tambien con pedacitos de pollo.  Es muy rico con los dos! :)