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Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by teacup13, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i know its not really a side item but we all like appetizers waiting for the stuff in the smoker to get done..lol

    this is a clone recipe of Olive Garden's recipe

    1 - 8 oz. pkg.Cream Cheese
    1 can 14 oz. Artichoke Hearts, drained, coarsely chopped
    1/2 C. Spinach frozen chopped, or steamed
    1/4 C. Mayonnaise (do not use Miracle Whip)
    1/4 C. Parmesan Cheese
    1/4 C. Romano Cheese (You can use all Parmesan)
    1 clove garlic, finely minced
    1/2 tsp. Basil (dry 1 Tbsp. Basil Fresh)
    1/4 C. Mozzarella Cheese grated
    1/4 tsp. Garlic Salt
    Salt and Pepper to taste

    EDIT: i made this tonight and i would probably add about 1/2cup heavy cream to make the mixture a little more smooth

    Allow cream cheese to come to room temperature. Cream together mayonnaise, Parmesan, Romano cheese, garlic, basil, and garlic salt. Mix well. Add the artichoke hearts and spinach (careful to drain this well), and mix until blended. Store in a container until you are ready to use. Spray pie pan with Pam, pour in dip, and top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until the top is browned. Serve with toasted bread or tortilla chips...
  2. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    this one gets printed off for the little lady, I don't care for the dip but her and the boy do.....
  3. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i made this tonight.... it tastes good even b4 it gets cooked... after it is even better...

    only suggestion i would have is to cook it in a shallow glass baking dish...takes less time than in the deep one we used tonight
  4. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank's for that one Teacup, my wife's favorite and it's her b-day this week, might even get some bonus points for that[​IMG]
  5. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    gotta thank ya again teacup, that dip was a hit
    way better than from a restaurant, my wife and kids love it[​IMG]
  6. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for sharing teacup. It sounds great and I look forward to trying it.
  7. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Thanks Teacup

    I love that stuff! Good with a little diced tomato and/or diced bacon too. Did you try smoking it? Bet that'd be good.