Hot Bacon Spinach Artichoke Dip

spinach-dip-with-logo.png.pngAnother football food post! Buckle up!! This morning as I stumbled around the grocery store as a pre-coffee zombie I pondered dip. The basis to any good football dip is sour cream or cream cheese or both, and cheese.  And what to season this cheesy cream dip? Mmmm Ranch. Ranch packets aren’t very “clean” but this Saturday I had already decided to scrap the health kick for the day. Cheat day!!  What else should I add to this hypothetical dip? Well I was going to have bacon leftover from the breakfast I was also shopping for, so far so good. Creamy, cheesy, ranchy, bacon dip. But who could be the star of the show? As I was grabbing a bag of frozen chopped onions (one of many shortcuts I made today) I saw the frozen spinach!! YASSS!! I would make creamy, cheesy, ranchy, bacony, spinach artichoke dip. And it was amazing and easy, hallelujah.

Ingredients:

  • 2 bags frozen spinach or 1 big bag of fresh spinach
  • 1 bag frozen diced onions
  • 4oz cream cheese
  • 4oz sour cream
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning
  • 1 tiny jar pimentos
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2  can artichoke hearts
  • 4-5 slices of crumbled bacon or 1 package of real bacon pieces
  • 1.5c mozzarella cheese
  • 1.5c shredded pepper jack cheese

Directions:

I simply placed the spinach, onions, pimentos, garlic, artichoke hearts (I just tear them apart with my fingers), and bacon all in a big pot. I heated them thoroughly, then I mixed in the sour cream and softened cream cheese with the ranch packet. Then I melted in the cheese! Super Simple, Super Easy! And made enough to fill a 9x13in casserole dish.

Pour into a serving dish, put out some tortilla chips and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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