Baked Spinach Dip
Why I Love This Recipe
This is a tried and true dip. Carefully choosing your baking dish adds to the presentation. I have a small casserole dish that works beautifully.
This is a good spinach dip.
Ingredients You'll Need
2 T. butter
1/4 C. chopped onion
2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced
1 T. flour
1 3/4 C. half-and-half
2 (9 oz. each) packages frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 can water chestnuts, sliced or coarsely chopped.
1 C. shredded cheddar cheese
1 envelope dry vegetable soup mix (1 oz.)
1/2 C. shredded parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is tender-- 2 to 3 minutes.
Stir in flour; cook and stir an additional minute.
Add half-and-half and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens, about 2 minutes
Remove from heat.
Stir in chopped spinach, water chestnuts, cheddar cheese and vegetable soup mix.
Spoon into 1 quart casserole.
Sprinkle with Parmesan.
Bake until bubbly and cheese is melted--10 to 15 minutes.
Serve warm with crackers or slices of French bread.