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Cheesy Spinach And Artichokes

Cheesy Spinach and Artichokes is the perfect side dish! It’s creamy, it’s comforting and good for you. Never mind that 8-ounce block of cream cheese!

Creamed Spinach and Artichokes Recipe

CREAMED SPINACH AND ARTICHOKES    {PRINT THIS RECIPE}

1 – 16-ounce bag frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 – 14 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 – 8-ounce package of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (or to taste)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1/4 cup slivered almonds (optional)

-Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
-In a large sauté pan, over medium heat, add the oil and butter.
-Slowly sauté the onion and garlic to soften but not brown (approximately 3-5 minutes).
-Add the dry spinach and chopped artichoke hearts and stir to combine.
-Add the salt, pepper, and fresh nutmeg.
-Add the softened cream cheese, evaporated milk, mayonnaise and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese.
-Continue to heat and blend with a wooden spoon until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
-Pour the entire mixture into a prepared (buttered or sprayed) casserole dish.
-Sprinkle the top with the remaining Parmesan cheese and the slivered almonds.
-Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is nicely browned.
-Best served hot or you can also use this as a sandwich spread should you have any leftovers. YUM!

Enjoy!

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Culinary Collage

Sunday 20th of November 2011

I love spinach and artichoke dip! This one looks fantastic.

yummychunklet

Thursday 17th of November 2011

What a yummy looking dip! Probably better than anything I've had at California Pizza Kitchen.

Kudos Kitchen

Wednesday 16th of November 2011

What a great idea Paula! I'll bet as little appetizers they'd be great too (in those mini muffin tins with phyllo cups). Hungry!

Paula

Wednesday 16th of November 2011

What a fabulous side dish. I'm wondering if you ever made this into a pie or served it wrapped in a phyllo crust?

Kudos Kitchen

Wednesday 16th of November 2011

Thanks for the visit and the comments ladies! I'm glad if I've had a hand in inspiring you to try the spinach and artichokes again. It's yummy!

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