I think I’ve rather gushed about my love of discovering that some appetizers can be made ahead and frozen so I will try to keep my squeals to a minimum this time. It’s hard not to be excited though now that I have appetizers in my freezer at my disposal any time I need them. This spinach artichoke dip is a delightful freezer appetizer recipe.
Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe:
10 oz. chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained
2 cups sour cream
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
398mL (14 oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. chili pepper flakes (optional)
I like to stir in chopped purple onions to this spinach artichoke dip on the day of serving to add some crunch and colour.
Thaw and drain frozen spinach. In a bowl, combine all ingredients together. Place in large resealable freezer bags. Remove excess air, lay flat and freeze.
This recipe makes 2 large resealable freezer bags depending on how much you want in each. You can also double the recipe and put into 4 bags.
On the day you want to serve the spinach dip, take a bag out of the freezer and thaw it. Spoon into an oven safe dish and bake in 350° oven for 40 minutes or you can put it in a crock pot on low for 2 hours.
When I make this, I use my mini crock pot called the Little Dipper. That way, it stays warm all evening.
Serve warm with crackers, pita wedges or tortilla chips.
If you are looking for other delicious make ahead appetizer ideas, you may be interested in my Appetizer Freezer Meal plan which includes this Spinach Artichoke Recipe as well as Buffalo Chicken Dip, Santa Fe Spirals, Cocktail Meatballs, and Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings.
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