4 Cheese Spinach Dip
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 15-18
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder (not garlic salt)
  • 1/4 cup (scant - not packed at all) freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon (not packed) freshly grated romano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon (rounded) very finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 green onion (scallion) white and green finely chopped
  • 1/2 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup grated medium cheddar
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pita wedges
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix first 4 ingredients with hand or stand mixer
  3. on medium until softened and well mixed.
  4. Add next two ingredients and mix on med-low until just incorporated.
  5. Add spinach and mix on low until just incorporated.
  6. Transfer mixture to a small ovenproof dish and sprinkle cayenne on top to taste.
  7. Top with cheddar.
  8. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes or until bubbling around the edges.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to set for 5 - 7 minutes before serving.
  10. Serve with fried or baked pita wedges and tortilla chips (nachos).
  11. To serve with baked pita wedges, put pitas in 400 degree oven for about 5 minutes. You MUST use Greek style pitas as they are far softer and more substantial than regular pitas. Greek style pitas have little or no pocket in them.