A long time ago, my wife loved to go to a chain restaurant in the States. This particular chain had a decent hot spinach dip but the closest one to us was about an hour away. Being the diligent and creative husband, I found a recipe to use and then altered it to fit my parameters.
As my wife does not eat spicy food – I have further enhanced and developed this to better suit my tastes. That said, if you don’t enjoy spice – why are you on this site? I mean you can trade out the Pepper Jack for Monterrey Jack cheese and 86 the chili flakes.
HS Spinach Dip
1 1/2 cups (375 ml) half-and-half
8 oz (225 g) grated Pepper Jack cheese
8 oz (250 g) light cream cheese
1 tsp (5 g) garlic powder
1 tbsp (15 g) chili flakes
1 1/2 tsp (8 ml) GF Worcestershire sauce
1.5 lbs (360 g) frozen spinach (thawed and drained)
4 green onions, chopped
- Bring the cream to a simmer over medium heat and add the Pepper Jack, cream cheese, garlic powder, Worcestershire and chili flakes. Continuously stir to prevent sticking until the cheeses melt.
- While slowly stirring, add the spinach and scallions. Stir until mixed and the spinach is wilted.
- Serve hot with Doritos. This could potentially go well as a sauce for pasta …