It’s a funny phenomenon — many people dislike eating vegetables, but douse them in cheese, and the most artichoke-averse person will gobble them down like it’s their last meal.
Perhaps that’s why you’re hard-pressed to find someone who dislikes Spinach Artichoke Dip.
Even spinach becomes drool-worthy when it’s surrounded by ooey, gooey cheese.
This is a great way to get your man and his meat-loving buds to eat their veggies during Monday night football without them even realizing they’re doing their body good.
Using last week’s Vegan Nacho Cheese Dip and few of my favorite veggies — spinach, artichoke, and roasted red peppers — I created this easy, tasty twist on a traditional spinach artichoke dip.
If you want, you can make the nacho cheese sauce ahead of time. Otherwise, just follow that recipe, then follow this one!
- 1 Batch Vegan Nacho Cheese Dip
- ½ C. Unsweetened Silk Soy (or Almond) Milk
- 2 -15 oz. Cans Artichoke, drained + chopped
- 2 C. Frozen Spinach, thawed + drained
- ½ C. Roasted Red Pepper, chopped
- ¼ C. Onion, chopped
- Salt + Pepper to taste
- Smoked Paprika (optional)
- Make sure frozen spinach is totally thawed. Press any excess water out using a spoon or paper towels.
- In a saucepan, add incorporate all ingredients into warm vegan nacho cheese dip.
- Pour into a baking dish and bake at 375 for about 25-30 minutes.
- Sprinkle with smoked paprika for garnish.
- Serve with veggie sticks or pita chips.
If you want the top to get super crispy, you can always crank up the heat at the end and broil the top for a couple of minutes.
I like to sprinkle it with smoked paprika just before serving to give it a pretty red flush.
Serve it with your favorite chips, veggies or homemade pita chips.
Pita chips are super easy to make. Just cut a whole wheat pita up into “chip shapes,” then arrange them on a baking sheet and spray with some extra virgin olive oil.
Pop them in the oven at 350, and in about about 5 minutes you’ve got crunchy, healthy chips to help guide humongous globs of spin dip down your pie hole.
Author note: please forgive me for the hideously chipped pink nails. I didn’t have time to repaint them between making this recipe and stuffing my face.
Weigh In: Are you a Spinach Artichoke Dip lover? What’s your favorite game day dip?
*This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.