Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

I've finally found a great Spinach and Artichoke Dip recipe. Thought I'd share it with all of you. Super skeptical of Billy Joel's wife's new cookbook, I borrowed it from the library to find this dip recipe. Its really good. And I'm going to try it with crabmeat next time around.

8 oz cream cheese
9 oz  artichoke hearts, drained from can or frozen
10 oz frozen spinach, squeeze out all liquid
1/2 c. mayonaise
1/2 c. parmesan cheese, grated
2 garlic cloves
6 basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 c. mozzarella cheese, shredded

Preheat 375. Grease a 2 qt baking dish. Combine cream cheese, artichoke hearts, spinach, mayo, parmesan, garlic, basil, salt and pepper in a food processor. Spoon into baking dish. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top. Bake for 25-30 min. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers or toasted bread. Serves 4-6.