Pecan-crusted Artichoke and Cheese Spread

Pecan-crusted_Artichoke_and_Cheese_Spread



Pecan-crusted Artichoke and Cheese Spread

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, divided
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped (14 oz)
  • 1 pkg. cream cheese, cut up (8 oz)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup (3 oz) shredded Parmesan cheese, such as Sargento Fancy Supreme
  • 1 8oz package 4 cheese Country Casserole or Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese
  • ? cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup herb seasoned stuffing mix

Instructions

  1. Melt 3 tbsp butter in large skillet.
  2. Add onion and garlic.
  3. Sauté until tender.
  4. Add chopped fresh spinach and cook over medium heat, stirring often, 3 minutes.
  5. Add artichoke hearts and next 4 ingredients, stirring until cheese melts.
  6. Spoon into a greased 2 quart baking dish.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
  8. Stir gently.
  9. Combine remaining 1 tbsp butter, pecans and stuffing mix.
  10. Toss until blended.
  11. Sprinkle over top of artichoke mixture.
  12. Bake 15 more minutes.
  13. Serve spread with pita chips or French bread.
http://stlcooks.com/2013/10/pecan-crusted-artichoke-and-cheese-spread/

Recipe and Photo: recipes.wikia.com / CC BY-SA



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