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spinach artichoke dip (that doesn’t use mayo!)

So when I went to see what I had in my fridge to contribute food-wise to our most recent super bowl gathering, I found a bunch of spinach leaves just aching to be made in to a cheesy, artichoke-hearty batch of football-viewing-fuel!  How could I refuse?

This is a perfect appetizer for your March Madness get-togethers ;)  Just make sure you have other people around to share this with or you might hate yourself in the morning… fair warning!

Spinach Artichoke Dip
makes an 8×8 inch pan of dip
start-to-finish – 50 minutes

Ingredients
1 8oz package of cream cheese
2 1/2 cups grated mozzarella
1 1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 cup grated parmesan divided
1 14 oz can artichoke hearts, chopped
9 oz fresh spinach, chopped
garlic powder, salt, pepper to taste

Instructions
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) Put cream cheese, mozzarella, yogurt, 2/3 cup parmesan, artichoke hearts, spinach, and seasonings in a medium size bowl and stir until well combined.

3) Scoop mixture in to an 8×8 inch pan, top with remaining 1/3 cup parmesan, and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Let dip stand for ~ 10 minutes to set-up then serve warm with tortilla chips (if going gluten-free) and/or crackers.

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One comment on “spinach artichoke dip (that doesn’t use mayo!)

  1. Elwood Szabo
    February 19, 2013

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