Spinach Artichoke Dip
This Spinach Artichoke Dip is unbelievably easy to put together and tastes amazing! The pre-bought biscuits, while completely optional, adds a lovely touch and, plus, you have your bread and dip all in one! The prep and cook time is under 30 minutes and makes an impressive dip to bring to get-togethers. It’s loaded with spinach, artichokes, cheese and a little spice and is sure to become your new favourite!
Hello there! How’s winter been treating you? Are you bombarded with snow? Or do you live somewhere warm and sunny? If so, can I come live with you 😉 ? Just kiddin’ (but kinda not kiddin’)….hehehe! We have been having snow around here like crazy. Like, just last week, over two days we had about 2 feet of snow with super high winds. So, suffice to say, I’ve been spending a little more time inside making all things comforting, like this Spinach Artichoke Dip. I don’t know about you, but I feel that if we are going to have snow, then have snow. Like, have a lot. Don’t have a little just to make a mess. Have enough so that you are forced to stay inside in the comfort of your warm house looking out at what mother nature throws at ya❄️💨
Years ago, living in rural Newfoundland, we would love to go sledding and in all kinds of weird places (not so weird as a kid). There was this field near my childhood home and that was pretty good (aka safe). But, we’d also go down hills with so many rocks underneath the snow that, when I think about it now, I must have been crazy!! Yeah, sure, go lightening fast down that monster of a hill dotted with rocks. Sounds like the perfect idea! #sarcastic. I even remember going down a steep street several times (yes, a STREET!), on a crazy carpet, no less. Gee whiz – what’s better than rocks under ya? How ’bout some asphalt😱?! I guess as kids there is no fear. Now? Um, no thanks! I’ll stay inside, please and thank-you. Roughin’ it for me now on snowy days would be bundling up and walking to a pizza place to grab a pie to bring home🍕😂
I didn’t even do that for this last storm. Nope, stayed in my comfy clothes and made Spinach Artichoke Dip. Years ago, I remember having Spinach Artichoke Dip served in a big bread bun. Remember those? Well, this is a little twist on that, all served up in a cast iron pan. I said it before, and I’ll say it again, I think everything is better in a cast iron skillet. Love the rustic-ness of it; do you?
For this recipe, I used fresh spinach, about 4-5 cups and the artichokes that I used were packed in water (not the ones packed in oil). I just blitzed the spinach up in a food processor, added the remainder of ingredients, topped with extra cheese, and voila – done 👍 !
The pre-bought biscuits work wonderfully here. They make for a nice presentation and it’s everything in one – score! I formed the biscuits into balls, placed them about a half inch apart and dabbled the dip in the centre, topping with more cheese and baked. It can’t get any more easier, can it?
So, after the buns were baked, I wanted to brown that cheddar cheese a bit. I got a little creative and folder over a piece of aluminum foil and cut a half moon so it would be roughly the same circumference as the dip. It’s not exactly Martha Stewart level quality here, but gets the job done. I wanted to broil that cheese, but not burn the buns. No one wants their buns burned 😜
When hubby tasted this, his reaction was ‘Yeah, so, that’s going in rotation.’ If you wanted to skip the buns here, that would be perfectly fine. I’ve had this dip with my favourite tortilla chip and it works just as good. The buns just give the dip a little somethin’ somethin’, ya know?
A little squeeze of lemon is nice with this dip too, so feel free to give a little squirt and dig in!
So, tell me, what was your favourite childhood winter activity? Has that changed now that you are an adult? Do you brave the cold weather? Or would you rather stay inside like moi?
Hope you get a chance to try this Spinach Artichoke Dip soon! And, if you do, I’d love to hear how you like it!
Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon 🙂
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