Sunday, November 27, 2011

Spinach-Artichoke Dip

This recipe comes from Rachel Ray's magazine. It serves 6 and is soooo good. Pour the whole thing into a bread bowl and you have a beautiful appetizer to serve or bring over a friend's house.

add ingredients to skillet

Finally, a reason to use the broiler

 a bag of fresh spinach, chopped.
2 tbs. butter
 2 cloves of garlic, minced
half of a small onion, finely chopped
fresh thyme
2 tsp graded lemon peel
2 tbsp flour
2 cups chicken broth- low sodium
salt and pepper
1/8 tsp grated nutmeg
one 13.75 oz can artichoke hearts in water, chopped
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup freshly shredded mozzarella
1 circular loaf of bread - cube the inside if you plan to use it as a bowl for the dip.

1. In a medium skillet, melt the butter over med. heat.

I made a bread bowl for the dip

Add the garlic and onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in thyme and lemon peel. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute.

2. Then whisk in the chicken broth and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Increase the heat to high and cook, whisking often, until thickened, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the spinach, artichokes and half of the two cheeses, Transfer the mixture to a casserole. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.

3. Preheat the broiler. Broil the dip until bubbly and lightly browned, about three minutes. Serve with the bread- cubed.


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