spinach dip

Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This warm artichoke and spinach dip bakes up creamy and wonderfully rich.

Servings: 8
Total Time: 1 Hour

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • Salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 10-ounce box frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed very dry
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 9-ounce boxes frozen artichoke hearts (not thawed), chopped coarse
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Instructions

  1. Set an oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the flour and stir constantly for about 5 minutes or until the mixture is a golden sandy color. Whisk in the milk and bring the liquid to a boil. Simmer, stirring constantly, for a few minutes, or until the liquid is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheeses, ½ teaspoon salt and cayenne pepper. It will be quite thick. Set aside.
  3. In a large sauté pan, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach, garlic, chopped artichokes, thyme, and ½ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes more. Transfer the vegetables to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the cheese sauce to the vegetables and fold together until well combined. Transfer the mixture to an oven-safe serving dish and bake for 20 minutes, or until hot throughout and very lightly golden on top. Serve with sliced baguette.

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (8 servings)
  • Calories: 250
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Saturated fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Sodium: 488 mg
  • Cholesterol: 44 mg