Today’s Tip: How To Make The Best Ever Spinach Artichoke Dip
Hi! This is one of the most addicting snacks that people can make,?and eat. You can bring it to parties, or serve it to your hubby for Sunday football. It truly is the best ever spinach artichoke dip recipe. People will rave about your delicious dip. Quantity can vary based on the amount of people you want to serve, but the below recipe is for up to 15 people. Variations can be done, for instance if you want to make the best ever spinach artichoke dip in smaller portions, try baking it in muffin tins! Little tidbits for this recipe: for the spinach, I use green giant frozen boxed spinach because it has nothing but spinach and water in the package (very healthy) and no added flavors. I also tend to add a little more of everything as I am cooking along just for good measure – for example if you taste your best ever spinach artichoke dip and feel that it is bland, add some more of the juice from the artichoke jar. I?usually get my?marinated artichokes in a huge jar at Costco. They have smaller jars at Stop?& Shop but you will?end up having to buy about 8 of the smalls ones to equal one large one from?Costco, so if you can get to Costco -?store brand name?Kirkland.?Good Luck & Enjoy 🙂
1 medium onion, 2 boxes of frozen spinach, 1 x 16oz.?container of sourcream,?1 large jar of marinated artichokes, ?1 medium sized jar of mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, some olive oil.
1) Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Defrost frozen boxed spinach in the microwave accordingly. (Should you use fresh spinach skip this step.) While the spinach is defrosting in the microwave, dice your onion into small pieces – they do not have to be a uniform size but small enough to blend well into the dip.
2) Take a small frying pan and put about 3-5 tablespoons of olive oil into the frying pan, toss your diced onion into there. You want to keep it on a very high heat so that the onions start to brown and caramalize. While you are keeping an eye on your onion and occasionally stirring, in a bowl mix up the container of sour cream, and half of your jar of mayo.
3) When the onions are done browning set add them to the sourcream mixture and stir. Then drain your spinach thoroughly to remove any excess moisture, press down with something to squeeze all the extra water out. watery spinach is not allowed in this recipe! Add the spinach to the sourcream mixture and mix. Next, take your artichokes and drain them in a colander -with a bowl underneath. Only lightly squeeze them because you want to maintain the flavored marinade they came in to add to the dip.
4) Add the artichokes to the sourcream mixture. Lastly mix in parmesan cheese. How much you want is entirely up to you. I recommend incorporating a decent amount if you are a cheese lover. This dip can only get better by adding more parmesan cheese! Sometimes people add a sprinkling or a light dusting of breadcrumbs on the top but I don’t usually do this because if you serve the dip inside a breadbowl, or with bread then what?! You can serve it with crackers but I think the breadcrumbs take away from the actual flavors of the dip that have been melded together.
5) Last step -?I usually take this heaping mixture and put it in a regular sized glass baking pan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 40 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for another 10-12 minutes to get the top a little golden brown. Voila! Serve and welcome all the compliments! Good Luck & Enjoy 🙂