I’m a fan of a good, hot spinach dip. Sometimes I’ll order one if we’re out for dinner or drinks, and it’s such an awesome treat. I had never made one myself, but we were having some friends over and I had a craving, so I thought I would try my hand at it. Because I just sort of threw this one together based on my own tastes and what I know of spinach dip, the measurements are approximate, but for the most part I don’t think you can go wrong with any of these ingredients. Enjoy.
1 pkg cream cheese – softened
1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 pkg Knorr (or similar) dried vegetable soup mix
1 cup (and then some!) grated marble cheese
In a medium sized bowl, add all ingredients except for cheese and stir to combine.
Top with the desired amount (lots) of grated cheese, and bake in a 375 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes, keeping an eye on it and removing from the oven when the top is melted and golden.
This is great served simply with tortilla chips, corn chips or even Doritos in a pinch. I personally think it’s best with baked or fried pita chips. I make my own by cutting the pocketless pitas into 8th’s, coating with olive oil and seasoning salt, and baking for about 20 minutes, turning half way through. They get crunchy on the outside, but maintain their chewiness inside. So good!
You could change this dip up any way you like, adding different ingredients like a shake or two of hot sauce to jazz it up a bit. You could also finely dice some sweet red pepper and throw it in. Some crumbled bacon on top would add to the decadence as well. Adjust it to your preferences, that’s what cooking is all about!