I love cheese. Who doesn't? This dip is a crowd pleaser and goes fast. I recommend doubling it if more than 6 people will be eating it.
I am not a huge frozen spinach fan. The texture and taste are very overpowering to me so I decided to freeze fresh spinach and use that instead. I used a little over a cup and chopped the frozen spinach up right before I added it to the rest of the ingredients. I love how it turned out. I don't think I will ever buy prepackage frozen spinach again.
Enjoy this cheesy concoction!!
Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip
1 jar (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped (I love to use the Cara Mia brand found at any major grocery store)
1 1/2 cups fresh frozen spinach or 1 C frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained.
3/4 C grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 Cup mayo
2 1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Paprika and chili powder to taste - I sprinkle this on top before I bake but you could also add it to the dish. I like the color it gives the dish.
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients until well blended.
Spoon into 9-inch pie plate or quiche dish. (or 9x13 for doubled recipe)
Bake 25-30 min. or until bubbly and heated through.
Serve with french bread or chips!
(Someday I will take pictures of my food before I eat it but until then here is a picture I think the dip looks closest to, thank you applebees http://menulus.com/applebees/item/spinach-artichoke-dip-6/)