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Friday, February 25, 2011

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Here's the number three dip!  
Hope you make all three and enjoy eating them too!

Spinach Artichoke Dip



The Players!


In large saucepan melt butter over low heat.  Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Slowly whisk in flour and make a roux.  
Cook for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and begin to whisk in milk a 
little at a time until all lumps are gone and a sauce forms.  
Return to heat and continue to stir until sauce it thickened.  


  Add in Parmesan cheese, ½ of jack cheese, spinach, artichokes, salt, cayenne pepper and Tabasco sauce.  Mix thoroughly.   


Spray an 8x8 baking dish with Pam and pour mixture into dish.  Drizzle the 
half-n-half over the top of the mixture.  Sprinkle with remaining jack cheese and bake @ 375º for 20 minutes until hot and bubbly.


 YUM!



Recipe for Spinach Artichoke Dip:








Spinach Artichoke Dip

4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese, grated
2 (10 ounce) packages of spinach, chopped, drained
   and all water squeezed out
1 can artichoke quarters, drained and chopped
1/3 teaspoon of kosher salt
1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 shakes of Tabasco sauce
2 tablespoons half-n-half

In large saucepan melt butter over low heat.  Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Slowly whisk in flour and make a roux.  Cook for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and begin to whisk in milk a little at a time until all lumps are gone and a sauce forms.  Return to heat and continue to stir until sauce it thickened.  Add in Parmesan cheese, ½ of jack cheese, spinach, artichokes, salt, cayenne pepper and Tabasco sauce.  Mix thoroughly.   Spray an 8x8 baking dish with Pam and pour mixture into dish.  Drizzle the half-n-half over the top of the mixture.  Sprinkle with remaining jack cheese and bake @ 375º for 20 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

Happy Eating!



2 comments:

Gracie G Baze said...

This was so good and got huge raves about it! I only had one problem when I prepared the roux. There was too much flour to butter. When I added it to the flour, I had a huge lump of moist flour, not a roux. Is it supposed to have 4 butter and 4 flour?

Mary said...

Thanks Gracie,

Thanks for visiting my site.

You found a typo! Thanks, I corrected it for the next time. Appreciate you letting me know.

Best Regards,

Mary

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