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Spinach & Artichoke Dip

An old "copycat" recipe with a Cajun twist (because why not), transformed over the years to the BEST dip EVER! Best served warm - bonus points if your dip dish has a warmer!
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Cajun, Italian
Keyword: artichoke, Cajun, dips, gluten free, hot dip, no mayonnaise, spinach, warm dip

Ingredients

  • 1 lb frozen chopped spinach
  • 14.75 oz marinated artichoke hearts (I like Cara Mia brand)
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning (Tony Chachere's is my jam!)
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • shredded or shaved parmesan for garnish

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, add frozen spinach and cover in water. Cook on high until boiling.
  • While spinach is boiling, drain all marinade from artichokes into the saucepan. Chop artichoke hearts into 1/4" to 1/2" pieces. Add to saucepan with spinach.
  • Add red pepper flakes to saucepan, and boil until spinach changes from a bright green color to more green-brown.
  • Using a colander, strain water from spinach & artichokes. Transfer to large mixing bowl.
  • Soften cream cheese in microwave using a microwave-safe bowl for about 1 minute. Add to spinach & artichokes and mix well.
  • Add in remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve with your favorite dippers!