Saturday, January 3, 2009

Asiago Spinach Dip

My lovely and talented college roommate, JiYoung, gave me this recipe. I made it for New Year's Eve, and we loved it. There's no way to make this truly healthy, but you can sub almost all lowfat dairy to help a little. My SIL Beth suggested stuffing the leftovers in chicken breast - yum! I also think it would be good stuffed in a turkey burger. Ground turkey breast is so lean that it's hard to make burgers without them drying out.

JiYoung made the dip in a crockpot, which is a great idea because the dip will stay nice and hot. The oven works fine, though, and it reheats beautifully.

Asiago Spinach Dip

1 (8oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 cups grated asiago cheese
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
1 1/2 cups frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained - I measured after I thawed/drained

How to:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine everything (a mixer helps, unless your cream cheese is very soft)
3. Bake in preheated oven until middle is bubbling and the edges are golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Turn on the broiler for the last couple of minutes (watch carefully) to get those brown spots we all love on melted cheese.

Serve with crudite, pita chips, crackers, tortilla chips, or crostini.


Alison... said...

OMG, that sounds so good!

Kristen was talking about making a hot spinach dip over the weekend, I am sure this was her inspriation!


Stephanie Carnes said...

This would be the one to make - it's great!

Kristen said...

No - I didn't know you were making one when I was making mine. I wish I knew! :)

I love all things asiago.