Friday, February 19, 2010

Irish Soda Bread Spinach Artichoke Dip

This hot dip recipe works well with Irish soda bread. Here's how you make it:

1 (8 ounces) package of cream cheese, softened
1 package ( 10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
1 jar (7.5 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated

Spread cream cheese into bottom of 9 inch metal or disposable aluminum pie plate. Set aside. In food processor, mix spinach, artichokes, and mozzarella cheese until creamy and well blended. Pour mixture into pie plate and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Serve on a platter surrounded by cut pieces of Irish Soda Bread. Garnish edge of plate with fresh baby spinach leaves to give a wreath like appearance.
* See earlier Irish Soda Bread recipe :)