Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
Recipe from Midwest Living

This creamy appetizer dip is made with three types of cheese. Bake it in a casserole dish, then tote the dish to a party along with a bag of pita chips.



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Ingredients
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    1  10  ounce package 
    fresh baby spinach leaves, rinsed and well-drained
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    1  8  ounce package 
    cream cheese, softened
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    1  8  ounce carton 
    dairy sour cream
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    garlic powder
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    ground black pepper
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    1   cup 
    grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
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    3   ounces 
    Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers, shredded (3/4 cup)
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    3/4  cup 
    shredded Swiss cheese (3 ounces)
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    2  14  ounce can 
    artichoke hearts, well-drained and chopped
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    1/2  cup 
    chopped red sweet pepper
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    Toasted Pita Chips (recipe follows) or thinly sliced French bread and/or assorted crackers
Toasted Pita Chips
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    4 - 5   
    large pita bread rounds


Directions
1.
In food processor, process spinach in small batches until finely chopped. Transfer spinach to a colander set over a bowl or sink; let drain. (Spinach may also be chopped by hand if you prefer.)
2.
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream, garlic powder and pepper with an electric mixer until combined. Add 3/4 cup of the Parmesan, the Monterey Jack and Swiss cheeses. Beat until combined. Stir in chopped spinach, artichokes and sweet pepper. Transfer mixture to a 2-quart oval or an 11x7x1-1/2-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
3.
Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven about 35 minutes or until heated through. Serve with Toasted Pita Chips. Makes about 8 cups (sixty 2-tablespoon servings).
Toasted Pita Chips
1.
Peheat oven to 350 degrees F. Split the pita bread rounds in half horizontally. Using a sharp knife, cut each pita half into 6 wedges. Arrange wedges in a single layer on ungreased baking sheets. Coat pita wedges with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle lightly with paprika. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until wedges are crisp and golden brown. Makes 48 to 60 chips.

Tip
  • To tote: Cover casserole with a lid; cover tightly with heavy foil. Transport in an insulated carrier or container. Serve within 1 hour. Place pita chips in tightly covered storage container.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 56, Fat, total (g) 3, chol. (mg) 10, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 4, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 2, vit. A (IU) 583, vit. C (mg) 4, sodium (mg) 116, calcium (mg) 61, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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