Monday, January 3, 2011
Flaky Spinach Dip Bites
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So now that that's out of the way, let's get to the deliciousness that is above. I volunteered to bring an appetizer on Christmas and I was really raking my brain. I couldn't decide between making spinach dip (which I make constantly for every event) or a hot appetizer. I went back and forth. I wrote pro's and con's lists and pondered the benefits of both...
I kid, I kid.
Then, like a sign from above, I decided to combine the two and do BOTH in one! Ah, so smart sometimes. I decided to change up my spinach dip a bit because I didn't think my go-to recipe would work hot. This dip worked really well! I was a fan and really liked how it came out. The best part is that it's so easy, yet they look impressive. That's my idea of a quality recipe.
It makes a lot of dip, so if you don't need that many bites save the dip, heat it up, and dip some chips in it! Or wait until later this week when I post a chicken recipe using the leftover dip- so good.
Source: Stephanie Cooks Original
10 oz frozen spinach, defrosted
8 oz. frozen artichoke hearts
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 oz. sour cream
1 cup shaved or shredded parmesan cheese (not grated powder)
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Mini phyllo shells (in the grocery store freezer)
1- Squeeze the liquid out of the spinach, place in a large bowl.
2- Dice the artichoke hearts into small pieces while they're still somewhat frozen (it's easier to cut frozen). Toss in with the spinach.
3- Add the cream cheese. Using a spoon, smush the cream cheese into the artichokes and spinach until well combined.
4- Add the sour cream, parmesan cheese, and seasonings. Stir well to combine.
5- Transfer to an oven safe dish. Refrigerate at least 1 hour (can be done overnight too).
6- Heat the oven to 350.
7- Heat in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until just warm and beginning to melt. (If you're using it as just a dip keep it in until bubbly and hot.)
8- While it's in the oven, place the mini phyllo shells on a cookie sheet.
9- Remove from the oven. Using a tablespoon, fill each shell with dip.
10- Heat in the oven for 5-6 minutes, until filling and shells are hot and golden.