I don’t know about you, but when it comes to holiday entertaining, I have no interest in spending my time shackled to the stove. I want to be out and about with my friends and family, making merry and toasting to the season! Which is one of the reasons I love this delicious dip. It takes minutes to prepare and everyone thinks you slaved over it. It’s creamy, rich and packed with green vegetables. Guests love spreading a warm creamy dollop on butter crackers and rounds of bread while they peruse the buffet. The best part of all is that you can prepare it waayyy in advanced and pop it right in the oven just before guests arrive to warm up. Take it straight to your buffet as everyone settles in, pour yourself some champagne and enjoy the party!
Warm Artichoke & Spinach Dip
8 ounces cream cheese
1 can artichoke hearts (15 ounces), drained and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped frozen spinach, thawed and well drained
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Romano cheese
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup grated mozzarella
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1 Tablespoon fresh chopped basil
Salt & pepper to taste
1. Mix everything together except for the mozzarella and spread into an oven proof pan. Top with mozzarella and bake at 350ºF for 25 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned. Serve hot!