Monday, March 21, 2011

Artichoke Florentine Dip

Yes, the rich and creamy cravings continue.  I feel a bit more guilt about this recipe than the Manicotti Florentine, even if I try to tell myself that it has spinach in it...

Artichoke Florentine Dip
1 cup+ fresh spinach, chopped
3/4 cup artichoke hearts, chopped
1/2 cup mayonaise (I like the kind made from olive oil)
8 oz package cream cheese
3/4 cup fresh parmesan, grated
3/4 cup mozzarella, shredded
2 Tbs lemon juice
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp red chili pepper flakes (IF you like it spicy!)
a shake or two of black pepper for fun

1. In medium bowl, cream mayo and cream cheese together with a fork.  Stir in parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, lemon juice and spices.
2. Fold in spinach and artichokes.
3. Press into greased 8x8 dish.  Bake covered 20 minutes at 375.  Bake uncovered additional 5-10 minutes until golden brown.  *If everything is cold, (i.e. coming out of fridge) may need to bake 25 minutes first.

Serve warm with blue corn tortilla chips or warm bread.

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