FOOTBALL SEASON AND OUR FAVORITE SPINACH DIP

This past weekend, my brother and sister in law flew up to escape hurricane Irma.  We had an amazing time with them and loved showing them around our neck of the woods.  On Sunday we made it out to church and then headed home for some football watching.  The windows were open, the crisp air was blowing through the house and the sounds of the game were in the background. It was perfect.

Corina whipped up her famous spinach and artichoke dip and I thought I would document it so that I could recreate it when she’s back home in FL.  Also, there are two ways to make this absolutely incredible dip.  A healthy/lighter version and a super gooey not-so healthy but out of this world creamy way.

Here are the ingredients and Instructions from my lovely sister-in-law.

Absolutely gooey and delish version

8 oz cream cheese

4 oz butter

8 oz sour cream

15 oz chopped spinach (frozen)

8.5 oz quartered artichoke hearts (canned)

1 cup Parmesan cheese (2 parts)

Pepper to taste (no sat since there’s plenty in the cheese and butter)

Instructions 

Thaw and drain spinach
Melt cream cheese and butter on low to medium heat (make sure not to burn)
Chop up artichoke into smaller pieces
Once cream cheese and butter is melted add spinach artichokes sour cream and 1/2 Parmesan cheese stir and let cook on low heat for about 10 min so that everything combines well and cheese is melted .
Transfer to bowl top with remaining parmesan cheese and broil on high till cheese is light golden brown

Healthier option:

Substitute sour cream and cream cheese with 1 16 oz plain Greek yogurt

Or 1 8 oz plain Greek yogurt and half the cream cheese

Substitute butter with avocado oil or coconut oil 1/4 cup (enough to cover the bottom of a medium sized cooking pot)

1/2 the amount of cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Everything else remains the same

I’m guesstimating with the parmesan cheese amount there’s a good chance there 2 cups because I like to cover the top with a nice layer 😉

Thank you so much Corina! This is my favorite dip of all time and you better believe I’ll be making it while we watch some football tomorrow!

 Love you!! (Go Jets!) 

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