So many people think that when you buy this in a store… it’s the same thing.
This is NOT the same thing.
THIS IS CRAZY DELICIOUS STUFF.
Let’s be totally honest, this weekend is not going to be the weekend that you stay on Weight Watchers… and that’s ok. You know my mantra by now… Everything in Moderation. And while there may be a little bit of excess this weekend, this dip is WELL worth it. I was looking for a good party dip and this seemed like it might suffice.
Oh lord in heaven people, it did more than suffice.
I should have known that any artichoke dip that is made with alfredo sauce would be one for the record books.
I was not wrong.
So make this for gameday, or a SuperBowl party if you are having one. If you are not having one, make it anyway, because it’s outrageously delicious. Just don’t look at the calorie count… because calories don’t count when you’re watching football, right?
Artichoke & Spinach Dip
4 cloves of garlic – Yes I said 4. Don’t judge, just do it. Besides, you’re roasting it, so it will be sweet and delicious and as spreadable as butter. Mmmm.
1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped – Make sure these are PLAIN… do not get the marinated ones.
1 (10 oz) container of Alfredo Style Pasta Sauce – I know, I know, too sinful for words. And what makes it FABULOUS.
1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
1/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/2 (8 oz) package Cream Cheese, softened
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the garlic in a small baking dish. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until soft. When it’s cool enough to touch, and it will be SCREAMING hot, so be careful, squeeze the garlic from its skins into an 8×8 baking dish and spread it around. Add the remainder of the ingredients to the baking dish and mix together to incorporate.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Serve this immediately because it is absolutely killer when it’s hot. It is still just as delicious when it’s not, though… and is still pretty good the next day on toast. Not that I would know.
Serve it with a crusty baguette, or with bread sticks and enjoy the gluttony!