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
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