One of the most searched recipes on Nibbles of Tidbits is a copycat of Houston’s Chicago-Style Spinach Dip — To me (and confirmed by others), it captures the flavor and texture of Houston’s tasty Dip. It’s a respectable recipe (linked above) that holds up well to this simplified variation.
The pictured Spinach Artichoke Dip was prepared using the same recipe, without the Heavy Cream and alternatively increasing the Sour Cream from 1/2 to 3/4 Cup — This may be the better recipe (below), if too much Water is in the Spinach. Mix and bake pictured ingredients.
Bake in one to four dishes for an appetizer or individual side, depending on the crowd.
Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe (a variation of this copycat)
Mix all ingredients together well, then transfer mixture to an oven proof dish and bake at 350° for 30 – 35 minutes. Let cool slightly and serve with Tortilla Chips, Bread or Vegetables.
1 (16 oz.) Bag of Frozen Chopped Spinach, thawed and squeezed, drained of water
1 (12 oz.) Jar of Marinated Artichoke Hearts, drained and chopped (Unmarinated is fine)
1 Large Garlic Clove, minced or pressed
1 Cup of Mozzarella Cheese, grated (Jack Cheese may be substituted)
2/3 Cup of Parmesan Cheese, grated or shaved
3/4 Cup Sour Cream
One dish to freeze for another time is good too.
Note: The spotlight should also be cast on the following for being amongst the Top Five Most Searched Recipes in 2011: Houston’s Braised Red Cabbage with Goat Cheese, Chipotle Barbacoa Beef, Amish Friendship Bread and Oven Baked Ribs. Enjoy — Happy 2012!