Saturday, November 28, 2009

Baked Parmesan Dip




I love shopping at my local Safeway store, it is close, convenient, has my bank in it and fortunately recently remodeled! It has a bakery, florist, fresh fish counter and did I mention a bank, everything I need at one location.

I was looking for a special appetizer to take to my family's holiday get together, and made one of their suggested recipes, Baked Parmesan Dip. I have to admit my family devoured it within 20 minutes, they loved it and all wanted the recipe!

I plan to make it again at Christmas and every Holiday I can, the dip was delicious; flavorful, creamy, a bit of bite from the Parmesan and utterly devourable (is that a word?). Ohh, and it is really easy to make as well, it will be a crowd pleaser at your next party, give it a try, wont ya!

Here is how you make it!

1 package 10 oz frozen chopped spinach or 13.7 oz water packed artichoke hearts drained and chopped (I used spinach in mine)
1 cup reduced fat or regular Safeway select mayonnaise
1 package 3 ounce Lucerne Cream Cheese
1 onion, peeled and minced
1 garlic clove minced
1 cup plus 2 tbl Parmesan Cheese
1/8 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp Paprika
2 Safeway Select Artisan Baguettes, thinly sliced

Squeeze spinach to remove liquid, with a mixer, beat spinach, mayonnaise, cream cheese, onion, garlic, 1 cup of the Parmesan cheese, and pepper until well combined

Mound mixture in a 3 to 4 cup baking dish, sprinkle evenly with 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese and the Paprika

Bake in a 350 oven until hot in the center and lightly browned on top, 25 to 30 minutes

Serve hot to spread on baguette slices

18 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

Oh my, this looks so good! bookmarked it!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Oh it does look yummy! I'll give it try! It can't be bad with that list of ingredients.

Donna-FFW said...

Your supermarket is missing a sex toy section.

The dip sounds wonderful. I often use the knorr spinach dip on back of their vegetable packet, serve in bread bowl, delish too.

Lynda said...

This dip sounds so yummy, Cheryl! I'm going to make this for an upcoming Christmas party.
We used to have a Safeway here in town and I loved it. But it closed and the other 2 stores are just not as good.

Lea Ann said...

This dip sounds so good. Will save this recipe. I agree, those newly remodeled Safeways are NICE.

Sophie said...

A very appetizing dip this is, Cheryl!! Just lovely!!!

MMMMMMMMMMM,...

eatingindallas said...

You didn't use the artichoke? It all sounds good!

teresa said...

oh my gosh i really want to eat this for lunch! it looks amazing!

A Year on the Grill said...

saved this one... a wonderful party treat

highlyirritable said...

This one is now on my entertaining list; thank you!

I have a store here like that, but in addition to my bank it also has a wine store. Ahh, love the one stop shopping....

Debbie said...

The dip sounds and look delicous! Great for the upcoming holidays too. I saw where you recently posted you were seeing New Moon. Did you like it? I already saw it twice and loved it!!!!!

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

This dip looks very appetizing…so perfect for a baguette slice :)

Cheers!

Gera

Carrie said...

And they sell stamps! At least my Safeway does here in Seattle. Though I used to live 2 blocks from the post office so...
I like the dips you make, I've always been a bit of a failure when it came to dips.

Palidor said...

Oh, I love parmesan cheese. What a fabulous dip!

Maria said...

A great dish to take to a party!

Mini Baker said...

this looks killer!!!
-Mini Baker

Pam said...

It looks delicious Cheryl - I love dips like this.

Muneeba said...

This looks AWESOME! I need to have a girly get-together just so I make this cheesy concoction!

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