Do you watch football, hockey, baseball, tennis, curling or even bowling? If you watch any sport at all you know that snacking is an integral part of the process.
All that yelling and cheering is exhausting, you have to refuel after all that yelling at the referee!
This hot spinach artichoke dip is the perfect sports watching snack. It is super simple; you can even make it the day ahead then just bake it right before serving. Anything to make party prep easier is a good thing.
What you need,
1 10oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 14oz can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 ½ cup grated Monterey Jack cheese, divided
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayo
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp. paprika
½ cup Panko crumbs
Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, sour cream and mayo. Use an electric hand blender to mix until smooth.
Stir in the garlic, spinach and artichokes. Fold in 1 ¼ cups of each of the Parmesan and jack cheese.
Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
Spoon the dip into an oven safe baking dish. Sprinkle the paprika over the top.
In a small bowl combine the panko with the remaining Parmesan cheese and jack cheese.
Sprinkle over the top of the dip.
Bake for 30 minutes. I like to put the dip under the broiler for 5 minutes at the end just too brown up the cheese on top!
Serve hot with nachos, pita chips, triscuit crackers or cut up veggies.
This dip is fantastic! A classic for sure.
Recipe barely adapted from Brown Eyed Baker