Hot Cheesy Artichoke and Spinach Dip

 

1 cup fresh mushrooms, minced
1 TB minced garlic
2 TB margarine

12 oz jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
10 oz frozen spinach, thawed
1 1/2 cups mayo
1 12 oz package of Kraft Expertly Paired Mozzarella and Parmesan shredded cheese
12 oz whipped cream cheese
1 jar black olives, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup Kraft mozzarella shredded cheese

Sautee mushrooms and garlic in margarine until fragrant and thickened.
Stir together remaining ingredients, except last cup of cheese.
Pour into 2 qt glass baking dish.
Top with last cup of cheese.
Bake at 350 until melted and bubbly- 20-30 mins.

Serve warm with crusty bread or crackers.
Or just eat it by the spoonful! 😛

My Creamed Spinach

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 container of whipped cream cheese with chives

1 stick margarine

1 cup frozen onions and peppers

1 tsp minced garlic

1 TB flour

1 cup evaporated milk

1 cup shredded mozzarella

1/2 can sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped small

1 small can mushrooms, drained

2 cans chopped spinach, drained dry

 

Mix together in large bowl: nutmeg, salt, and cream cheese.

Melt butter in skillet then sauté peppers, onions and garlic until translucent.

Stir in flour to thicken, watching closely so as not to burn.

Pour sautéed peppers and onions over cream cheese mixture, blending completely.

Add milk and mozzarella, stirring well.

Mix in spinach, mushrooms and water chestnuts.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crock Pot Cheesy Creamed Spinach

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1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 cup cream cheese

2 caps Italian dressing

1/4 cup margarine, melted

1/2 tsp minced garlic

1/4 cup half and half or milk

1/2 cup cottage cheese

16 oz frozen spinach, drained and patted dry

1 can spinach, patted dry

1 can water chestnuts, chipped

1 cup mozzarella cheese

Mix first 7 ingredients, blending completely.

Fold  in last 4 ingredients.

Cook on low in  small crock pot for 4 hours.
Add 1/2 cup flour blended with hot water during last hour of cooking if needed for thickening.