Another easy appetizer that I made for my friend's surprise party was Spinach Artichoke Dip. Now, this is the first time I've ever made this dip myself, and it came out really nicely! It is also a bit "lightened up" as I'm on WeightWatchers (c), but you can always exchange the ingredients depending on your taste preference.
To help with time, I mixed up the dip the night before, put it in a baking dish, sprinkled cheese on top, and covered with aluminum foil. I wrote on the foil the temperature and amount of time baking so that I could easily remember without my recipe. I served mine with warm baguette and crackers, but you can also eat with veggies or pita.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
1 10 oz box of spinach, thawed and excess liquid squeezed out
1 bag frozen artichokes (found at Trader Joe's, or one can drained)
1 small shallot, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 C light sour cream
1/2 C Greek yogurt (my fav is Fage)
1/3 C grated Parmesan cheese
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 C part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Mix all of the ingredients (except the mozzarella) in a bowl. Check the seasoning.
- Spread mixture into baking dish and cover in mozzarella cheese.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.