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December 14, 2011

TT w/Linky: On The 11th Day of Christmas ~ Baked Parmesan Dip

On the 11th day of Christmas came, Baked Parmesan Dip.  This is another easy, go to recipe that would please anyone at a Christmas party.  It's all about the cheese for me.

photo and recipe courtesy Safeway
Baked Parmesan Dip

Ready In:
About 40 minutes
About 3 cups; 12 servings


  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, or 1 13.75 oz. can water packed artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup reduced-fat or regular Mayonnaise
  • 1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese
  • 1 onion (6 oz.), peeled and minced
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 Baguettes (8 oz.), thinly sliced


Squeeze spinach to remove liquid. With a mixer, beat spinach, mayonnaise, cream cheese, onion, garlic, 1 cup of the parmesan cheese, and pepper until thoroughly combined.
Mound mixture in a 3- to 4-cup baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese and paprika.
Bake in a 350° oven until hot in center and lightly browned on top, 25 to 30 minutes.
Serve hot to spread on baguette slices.

On this Thankful Thursday, I am definitely thankful for creamy, nutty cheese!

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Pat Tillett said...

Hi Nancy!
Oh my! That looks and sounds so good! I may have to eat this one soon!

Unknown said...

Wow this looks and sounds awesome! Def. making it this weekend!

Teresa said...

This does sound yummy!

Anonymous said...

This looks really good, as usual, Nancy. P.S. Do you have the Cheese Factory on speed dial? LOL

dawsonfarms921 said...

Looks like something our family would snarf down.... I will have to work it into our next get together menu!