Artichoke dip made in about 20 minutes with spinach, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese.
I want to apologize for these images in advance… they are not the best.
I really wanted to share this dip recipe with you, though, because it is really amazing. Even if the pictures are far from stellar. I mean, there are only so many ways to photograph a bowl of dip. Seriously. What I should have done is photograph some of the steps I took to make it. That would have been a little better.
Alas, I did not and thus I failed you. Sorry. I'll do better next time. Promise.
I've already got about 20 recipes ready and waiting with better pictures for you! Does that make up for it?
I must also say that I don't post my recipes in the order that I make and photograph them. I know, it's terrible but I just can't blast you guys with 20 lunch and dinner recipes without adding some drinks, desserts and such in between (because I don't make amazing drinks and sweet desserts everyday). There has to be balance. At least for me anyway.
So you may see some better pictures from me and then you may see some not so great pictures from me. If the photo is less than “good” than it's a good assumption to make that I made and photographed the recipe back before I started learning more about food photography. Like with this photo.
I was also in a hurry when I took these pictures. Which is the opposite of what I should be doing when taking food photos.
I made this dip for my daughters birthday party back in April. I have been making it for years and when I thought about sharing it, it was just a last minute thing. I don't make dips like this often and unless people are coming over because if I do, then who is going to eat it? It'll just sit in the fridge and go bad and I hate wasting food. So people had begun to show up, I had started to make the dip and “DING!” decided to share the recipe. Taking food photos as more people were arriving, trying to greet guests and kids… not good.
But what is good is this dip. One of my favorite dips of all time.. Spinach artichoke dip.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
- 1 package frozen spinach thawed
- 1 can artichoke hearts chopped
- 6 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- In a saucepan, boil spinach and artichoke hearts with 1 cup of water until tender, about 5-7 minutes, and drain. Return spinach and artichoke to saucepan.
- Add cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise and combine until fully incorporated with spinach and artichoke hearts.
- Remove from heat and stir in rest of ingredients. Serve immediately.