Recipe: Yummy Spinach Dip | Posh Kitchen

I have finally begun to find cooking a likable experience (I cooked before, I just didn't really enjoy it much). The desire to cook more has been slowly fueled over the past few years by a desire to eat more healthily, and primarily as a vegetarian. In fact, one of my goals for the new year is to cook more often and make more of a variety of meals. I'm still working on making that actionable, and setting a plan in place. In the meantime though, I'll continue saving recipes that I'd like to try. And, inasmuch as I can get the meals made and photographed, I'll try and post the results here on the blog. 

To that end, I made this yummy spinach dip over the holidays, following a recipe I found online and saved several months ago--with a couple of minor tweaks. I cooked a lot this holiday season, but I have to say this is my favorite dish that I made; maybe that's because it was something new? At any rate it was delish! The young man claimed to not like spinach dip when I was picking up the ingredients, but when he tasted it, he loved it. And he can be tough to please! 

Secret ingredient spinach dip

  • 1 (10 ounce) box frozen chopped spinach

  • 5 -7 medium artichoke hearts , drained and chopped

  • ounces low-fat cream cheese , softened

  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

  • 16 ounces of 4 cheese Alfredo sauce (I used Classico creamy Alfredo--not the 4 cheese)

  • garlic powder

  • onion powder

  • salt

  • pepper

  • crackers, sliced baguettes or tortilla chips (I used multi-seed flatbread crackers)

  • Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook spinach in microwave by following instructions on box.
    2. 2
      While spinach is cooking begin chopping artichoke hearts.
    3. 3
      Add cream cheese and artichoke hearts to medium saucepan over med-low heat.
    4. 4
      When spinach is finished cooking remove from microwave and blot with paper towels to absorb excess moisture. (I didn't actually have to do this step as the frozen spinach I used didn't have much excess moisture).
    5. 5
      Add the spinach to the saucepan and stir occasionally until cream cheese is melted and all ingredients are combined.
    6. 6
      Pour in Alfredo sauce and heat thoroughly over LOW heat, stirring frequently.
    7. 7
      Add Parmesan cheese and seasonings to taste, stirring well after each addition. 
    8. 8
      Let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
    9. 9
      Pour mixture into a baking pan. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese on top and bake at 350 for approximately 15 minutes, or until cheese is slightly browned.