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Olive Garden Hot Artichoke-Spinach Dip

Author/Submitted by: Kathleen Pollard rec food recipes
Servings: 8
Categories: Appetizers / Cheese / Low-Carb / Vegetables

1/2  cup  frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1  cup  artichoke hearts, chopped
8  ounces  cream cheese
1/2  cup  grated Parmesan cheese
1/2  teaspoon  red pepper flakes, crushed
1/4  teaspoon  salt
1/8  teaspoon  garlic powder
1  dash  ground pepper
    crackers or sliced toasted French bread

Simmer the spinach and artichoke hearts in a cup of water in a small saucepan over med. heat until tender, about 10 min. Drain in a colander when done. Heat the cream cheese in a small bowl in the microwave set on high for 1 min. Or, use a saucepan to heat the cheese over med. heat just until hot. Add spinach and artichoke hearts to the cream cheese and stir well. Stir in the Parmesan, pepper flakes, salt, garlic powder and ground pepper, combining well. Serve hot with crackers or toasted bread for dipping.

Low-carb: Use veggies or low-carb crackers/bread, or skip the bread entirely.

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