Grinch dip will leave you feeling anything BUT grinchy!
This delectable whoville style treat is a hearty blend of artichoke hearts, spinach, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and seasonings all together in a cheesy, full flavor dish you'll love time and again!
When I found out the kids were cramming for finals in their dorm and wanted some holiday themed munchies, I threw this dish together in just a few minutes time, it was a HIT!
For a 9x9 Pan, You'll Need:
1 cup chopped artichoke hearts (canned- well drained or frozen & thawed & well drained)
1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 c. Regular Mayonnaise (Not Miracle whip!)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 c. grated Romano cheese
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1/4 c. Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried basil
dash black pepper
In a large mixing bowl combine the cream cheese and mayonnaise, creaming them together until smooth. Add the Parmesan, Romano, garlic, basil, red pepper flakes, salt, garlic powder, salt mixing well. Add the (well drained!) artichoke hearts and spinach, folding into the seasoned cream cheese mixture.
Spray a 9x9 baking pan with nonstick spray or olive oil, fill with the dip mixture and top generously with mozzarella.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown, serve with tortilla chips.
Serve hot with crackers, chips, or toasted pitas for dipping.
The labels were created by printing a small graphic of the Grinch on a piece of green cardstock. (That's literally it!) It took maybe 3 minutes to throw together!
By the way, this is a FANTASTIC Munchie for Movie Night! We recommend Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!