Simple, creamy, luscious and TO DIE FOR come to mind when you dip a chip into this wonderfully delicious (and simple!) Spinach Dip; a dip that will certainly have your guests wanting to double dip!
My name is Michelle and I am seriously, I mean SERIOUSLY, addicted to Spinach Dip. How serious you ask?
Before concocting a recipe for this deliciously creamy, luscious and simple (!!!) dip, I’d found myself going to restaurants to get a fix. An unhealthy, eat the whole appetizer for supper, type fix – and this, definitely needed changing.
It did, but now whenever guests are coming over can you guess what I’m making? YES. This awesome recipe! PS. I’ve made it twice in the past five days.
Start, you guessed it, by softening and slightly caramelizing an onion in a bit of oil. I use oil out of habit, a combo of oil and butter or just butter will also do. But whatever you choose, the process is going to make your apartment, condo, house smell amazeballs.
Warning: It may also make your guests think you’ve been hard at work preparing a great spread for their taste buds. You, dear reader, will know that it wasn’t hard at all – but your guests don’t need to know that (obviously mine know now)! But nonetheless…
After rendering those onions to a translucent verging on honey-colored goodness, spinach is added with cream cheese and cooking cream. Mixed all together you get a thick dip that will certainly break any chip that tries to swipe a section.
So, because no one wants chip casualties broken in the bowl with no hope at recovery, more cooking cream is added and simmered down to the best consistency with a little salt and pepper.
I call this consistency: the guests are here consistency because the minute they enter the door and are settled I’m going to serve this dip, warm right out of the skillet with whatever consistency it has. Honestly, have no shame, you don’t need a fancy bowl when the dip is this good.
However, as a rule of thumb, the best consistency is when you scrape a section and it takes a while for the section to cover back up with the dip.
My favorite chip: pita chips! Not homemade ones, however, they might not be sturdy enough. I grab a bag of Stacy’s Pita Chips, but any good chip or cracker will be great!
Hope you enjoy!
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 10 oz. chopped frozen spinach, well thawed and drained with excess water removed
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 2 cups 35% milk fat cooking cream
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. ground pepper
- In a medium-sized skillet, heat oil over medium heat and sauté the onions until translucent and honey-colored, about 8 to 10 minutes.
- Add the spinach, cream cheese and 1 cup of cream, stir and break up the cream cheese. The dip should be thick and chunky.
- Stir in remaining cream, salt and pepper and reduce heat to medium-low cooking for another 10 minutes to thicken a bit.
- Serve warm with your favorite chips or crackers.
If you're making the dip the day of and you want to get slightly ahead, stop after the stirring in the spinach, cream cheese and 1 cup of cream and set aside. When ready to go, put back on the heat to warm up a bit and add the remaining cup of cream and continue as directed.
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