Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Prep Time:
30 minutes
Cook Time:
30 minutes
Serving Size:

Ingredients

2 fresh artichokes

1 lemon, juice squeezed

1 tsp salt

OR

1 14-oz can artichoke hearts, drained and sliced

1 lb cream cheese, room temperature

8 oz mascarpone cheese, room temperature

2 Tbsp all-purpose flour, sifted

1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

1/4 tsp fresh thyme leaves

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper

1 Tbsp fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

5 green onions, chopped

Salt to taste

Ground black pepper to taste

1 6-oz pack fresh spinach, chopped

8 slices crusty Italian bread

Extra virgin olive oil (to drizzle)

Ingredients

4 fresh artichokes

2 lemon, juice squeezed

2 tsp Salt

OR

2 14-oz cans artichoke hearts, drained and sliced

2 lbs cream cheese, room temperature

1 lb mascarpone cheese, room temperature

4 Tbsp all-purpose flour, sifted

2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated

1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

2 Tbsp fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

10 green onions, chopped

Ground black pepper to taste

Salt to taste

2 6-oz packs fresh spinach, chopped

16 slices crusty Italian bread

Extra virgin olive oil (to drizzle)

Ingredients

6 fresh artichokes

3 lemon, juice squeezed

3 tsp salt

OR

3 14-oz cans artichoke hearts, drained and sliced

3 lbs cream cheese, room temperature

2 lbs mascarpone cheese, room temperature

6 Tbsp all-purpose flour, sifted

3 cups Parmesan cheese, grated

3/4 tsp fresh thyme leaves

3/4 tsp crushed red pepper

3 Tbsp fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

15 green onions, chopped

Ground black pepper to taste

Salt to taste

3 6-oz packs fresh spinach, chopped

24 slices crusty Italian bread

Extra virgin olive oil (to drizzle)

Procedures


Preheat oven to 325ºF. PREPARATION WITH FRESH ARTICHOKES
  1. BOIL artichokes in 3 quarts water with 1 tsp salt and lemon juice.
  2. COOL artichokes. Clean, peel, remove center “choke” and slice artichoke.
  3. FOLLOW Dip Preparation steps below using fresh artichokes.
DIP PREPARATION
  1. MIX all ingredients in a large bowl, except bread and extra virgin olive oil.
  2. COAT a large non-stick baking pan with pan spray; fill pan with mixture. Bake at 325ºF for about 25 minutes or until bubbling and center is hot.
  3. DRIZZLE both sides of bread with extra virgin olive oil. Grill bread on both sides.
  4. SPRINKLE top of heated dip with parmesan cheese. Serve hot with grilled bread.