With the holiday season in full swing (even though it still doesn’t feel like it to me!), and lots of parties to attend, I feel like it’s always a good idea to have a “go-to” dish to quickly whip up and bring to your festivities. In the midst of all the craziness the end of the year brings, I made this great, simple, and inexpensive spinach dip from Martha Stewart to bring to Sara’s house last weekend for a small get together.
Here’s what you’ll need (the recipe makes roughly 3 cups and takes about an hour):
- 2 teaspoons olive oil, plus more for baking dish
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 pounds spinach, cleaned, trimmed, and coarsely chopped (I used 2 packages of 10 oz frozen spinach which worked really well… next time I’ll try fresh!)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 6 ounces reduced-fat bar cream cheese
- 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 3 dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- Baguette slices, breadsticks, or crackers, for serving
Preheat your oven to 425. In a satuee pan add onion and garlic and cook until lightly brown about 5-8 minutes.
This is the perfect hot appetizer for a cold night in.
*and a reminder: Martha Stewart will be the guest judge on Bravo’s Top Chef next Wednesday! Don’t forget to watch or set your DVRs!