Saturday, February 12, 2011

Margaret's Spinach Artichoke Dip


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Tom and Margaret share a great love of artichoke hearts and cheese so she quite often makes this dish for them to share. Though this is called a 'dip' it really could be considered a casserole. Tom says he can't eat too much of it because it is so rich, but I've noticed he does.


Margaret's Spinach Artichoke Dip


Put the contents of three cans of artichoke hearts through the food processor.

Cook two 10-ounce packages of frozen spinach. Drain and pat dry with paper towels.

Combine with artichoke hearts.

Add 1/2 cup mayonnaise.

Add 1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese and stir well.


Place in a greased 9 x 13 pan.

Top with grated cheddar, parmesan, or shredded mozzarella cheese.

Bake in preheated 350ºF. oven for at least 25 minutes.

You may then put it under the broiler for a bit to brown up the top.


She made some this week, but it is all gone, and I'm sorry to say I don't have any pictures.

23 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite appetizers to order at restaurants that serve it. I've never tried to make it myself, but now I don't have an excuse. It sounds very easy to make too. Tell Margaret thanks from me.

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  2. Margot, aren't you nice! I sure will thank her.

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  3. You don't have any photos because it was eaten too quickly. I love this dip. I usually make a smaller quantity, but now am asking myself why! LOL.

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  4. This sounds a lot easier than I thought it would be to make. I'll have to try it.

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  5. The recipe sounds delish, but I just love the new photo of your room with doggy! It looks so warm and inviting, I could just curl up in that chair ...
    Margaret P

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  6. I have never made it myself either...although I actually have a container of it in the frig I have been enjoying for a couple of days.
    I must make my own, maybe net time I have someone over for dinner.

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  7. So, I love the header picture :-)

    and

    I have a scrumptious simple artichoke dip that I make quite often, its my Rob's favourite....I'll post it very very soon :)

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    I will be making Margaret's dip because after arthichokes, spinach in a dip is my favourite...although crab runs a close third...I was going to say "it's my one weakness" a la Lark Rise to Candleford, but I think you know me too well by now to know that it is NOT my only weakness...

    and I wish you a very happy rest of the weekend :)

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  8. This sounds yummy. I can certainly understand why there was none left.

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  9. Sounds yummy! I've also ordered it in restaurants but I'm sure I could make it.

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  10. This is very similar to the recipe I make once or twice a year - usually during the holidays. It's always a treat!

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  11. Sounds lovely! I am quite neutral when it comes to artichokes, but I am a big fan of cheese and spinach, so I am sure I'd volunteer to help Tom not eating too much of it ;-)

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  12. Beth, very funny! It reminds me of Oprah saying, why not make a double cocktail right off and save having to make a single, twice. :<)

    Ellie, it was very easy, and quick as well.

    Margaret, I just recently got the reading lamp and am so pleased with it. Now the chair really is a perfect place to read.

    Caite, I wonder if it will taste different from the store-bought version?

    Thanks, Niki. And a very, very funny comment. :<)

    Heather, it was gone in record time!

    Joy, I'm sure you can, too!

    Ann, according to Tom and Margaret, it is!

    JoAnn, I am quite sure Margaret makes it for special occasions, as well as a treat for her dad.

    Kay, I think it was!

    Librarian, I laughed when I read your words. :<)

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  13. I've been wanting to make this sometime...so easy and sounds delicious!! I love your header photo..so cozy looking!

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  14. Am I remembering correctly that you don't eat much cheese? I notice you didn't say how YOU liked this.

    This looks like a nice recipe and I think it is wonderful for people to have a special recipe that they are known for. My eleven year old son is already the "lasagna guy" in his crowd. :)

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  15. We love this, too, although I make mine without spinach. And I agree with Tom--it is quite rich!

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  16. It sounds absolutely delicious! I wish I could see it in a picture -- then again, I would probably drool over my keyboard. ;)

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  17. Staci, I hope you try it!

    Aisling, you are right except the word isn't 'much' - it is 'no.' :<)

    Les, I'll check out yours. Margaret is a big spinach fan.

    gnoegnoe, ;<)

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  18. You both made me laugh and made my stomach grumble with this post.

    I've never made this, but have enjoyed it at parties; I agree with Margot - thanks to you and Margaret I can make it at home now.

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  19. Dawn, and it really does work as a supper dish - at least it did for Tom. :<)

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  20. Yum! This would be excellent to take to potlucks (which we seem to do quite often).

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  21. Sallie, as long as you don't eat it yourself before the party begins! Apparently it is that good. (I don't like cheese so this isn't one I've tasted but I have it on good authority!)

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