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Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

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This delicious Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip requires just five basic ingredients.

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Will you indulge me a little and let me brag on my youngest daughter a bit? Actually, I could go on and on about both of my intelligent, beautiful girls (I am definitely blessed beyond anything that I deserve!), but today I want to brag on the youngest.

She has a very successful career, is a loyal friend, is funny and kind, and she’s also a foodie and wonderful cook! When she’s home visiting, we enjoy all things food-related — dining out at new places, sharing recipes, planning menus, and cooking together. Just recently, she developed this Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe for her sister’s bachelorette cabin weekend in the Smokies.

As the Maid of Honor, she planned and prepared a weekend full of tasty snacks as well as a homemade waffle breakfast bar for 13 ladies. It was all delicious! I know because I was invited by the Bride to join the party overnight on Friday.

I’ll admit that this was my first bachelorette party as that just wasn’t the thing 30 years ago when I was engaged. I feel very blessed that the girls wanted to include me — it was such a fun weekend!

A person dipping a tortilla chip into Spinach Artichoke Dip

This past weekend, we hosted a surprise 80th birthday party for my Father-in-Law and I couldn’t wait to try out this dip for myself. It’s so simple and only requires five basic ingredients — white American cheese, spinach, artichoke hearts, Rotel, and Parmesan cheese.

If you like, add a dash or two of red cayenne pepper to kick it up a notch. My daughter also likes using white American cheese in her Green Chili Cheese Sauce for her famous nachos!

White American cheese is available at the deli counter. Instead of asking for slices, I just request it in one-pound blocks. That way it’s easy to cube it up for melting.

A bowl of Spinach Artichoke Dip

To serve this dip for a party, you can make it ahead and either keep it warm in a small crockpot or place it in an oven-proof dish uncovered in a 300-degree oven to keep it nice and bubbly.

Refrigerate any leftovers, then heat it up in a microwave oven at 30-45 second intervals, stirring until melted and hot.

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Yield: 8 servings

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

A person dipping a tortilla chip into Spinach Artichoke Dip

This delicious Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip requires just five basic ingredients.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. frozen chopped spinach,, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 lb. white American cheese,, cubed
  • 1 can artichoke hearts,, drained
  • 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and chilies
  • 5 oz. Sargento shredded Parmesan cheese
  • dash of red cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Thaw spinach and squeeze dry. Drain artichokes and coarsely chop.
  2. Place the white American cheese in a medium saucepan with Rotel, artichokes, and spinach and heat over medium low heat until cheese is melted, stirring often.
  3. Add Parmesan cheese and stir until melted.
  4. Pour into a 1-quart baking dish and sprinkle with a dash of red cayenne pepper. Keep warm in a 300 degree oven or small crockpot until ready to serve. Enjoy with tortilla chips or crackers.

Notes

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 1387mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 19g

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ABOUT SHEILA
Sheila Thigpen, author of Easy Chicken Cookbook and The 5-Ingredient Fresh and Easy Cookbook, is a recipe developer, food photographer, and food writer. She spent 20+ years as a business manager in the publishing industry before she retired in 2018 to focus on her passions — cooking, photography, and writing. Living near the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Sheila and her husband have two adult daughters and two fine sons-in-law, are active in their church, love to travel, and have a precious little granddaughter who has stolen their hearts. Follow Sheila on YouTubePinterestInstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

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Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Friday 23rd of December 2016

Two talented chefs in the family -- how fun! This looks like I dip I wouldn't be able to resist!

Krista

Friday 23rd of December 2016

Just looking at this makes me want it! Then I read that you put Rotel in it! Genius! Cannot wait to try it!

sheilathigpen

Friday 23rd of December 2016

Thank you, Krista! Enjoy your holidays!

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