Extra-Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Dip: Instagram Recipe #3

My third tested recipe was this Extra-Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Dip from @Food52 on Intagram.  Here are the reasons I chose this:

  1.  It’s dip season!  Baseball playoffs, football games, cooler weather.  Give me all the dips; especially if they are warm dips.
  2. I had at least four recipes for spinach-artichoke dip saved on Instagram.  I had to make one of them and this was the first one I scrolled across.
  3. It is basically 5 ingredients and that means it’s quick and easy.  I like quick and easy!

The Grade: A

Ok, this was a great dip! I actually made this following the directions exactly and it was delightful.   Do I want to tweak it?  Of course I do.  And I will make it again soon with my tweaks and get back to you. But, go ahead and make this spinach-artichoke dip now; you won’t be disappointed.

As the name suggests it is extra-cheesy.  That being said, what stood out to me the most was all the spinach.  This was a thick, hearty dip with so much spinach that it is basically a health food.  I don’t know about you, but I love a thick spinach dip.  I like creamy but not so creamy that it drips off the chip.  This is creamy and hearty at the same time.  Excellent consistency.

I was impressed at how perfectly the cheddar melted into the mixture.  I feel like cheddar separates a lot when melted.  It is not my cheese of choice.  But since I was following directions I stuck with it.  It worked beautifully.  Plus, I got a nice arm workout while shredding the cheddar.

The instructions say to bake uncovered and then broil for the last 4-5 minutes.  My husband loved the cheesy top.  I liked the top but I don’t think it needed to be broiled. The cheese was plenty browned after 20 minutes of baking in my oven; I will cut out the broiling when I remake it.

I think that is all I have to say.  It was great.  Make it!

Happy Weekend!

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