Irresistible Baked 3 Cheese Spinach and Artichoke Dip

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Irresistible Baked 3 Cheese Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons – Butter/ Oil
  • 4 cloves – garlic, grated
  • 1 cup – Onion, chopped
  • One 6oz bag – Fresh spinach leaves, chopped
  • 14 oz – Artichoke hearts in water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon – Pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • For cheese sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons – Butter
  • 4 tablespoons – All-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups – Milk
  • 4 oz– Cream cheese
  • 1 Cup – Pepper jack cheese, grated
  • 3/4 Cup – Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/2 Teaspoon – Pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • Topping
  • 1/2 Cup – Mozzarella cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Take a heavy bottomed skillet and melt the butter.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Add onions and saute them until they become translucent.
  4. Add spinach and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Cook spinach until most of the water from spinach evaporates
  6. Add artichokes and then cook for another 2-3 minutes
  7. Take the skillet of the heat and set it aside
  8. For the cheese sauce, melt butter in a pan.
  9. Add the flour and whisk to form a paste/ roux and cook for a minute. This takes out the raw taste of the flour
  10. Pour milk into the roux whisking it continuously in order to avoid lumps of flour.
  11. Simmer the mixture until the sauce thickens
  12. Add cream cheese, pepper jack and mozzarella and mix well
  13. Season with salt and pepper
  14. Mix in the spinach artichoke mixture and transfer it to a baking dish
  15. Top with grated mozzarella cheese and bake at 350F for 20 minutes.
  16. If you want your cheese to brown on top, turn of the broiler for 2-5 minutes
  17. Serve warm with your favorite chips
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Recipe and Photo: Life Scoops / CC BY



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