Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Ingredients:

1/3 cup chopped green onions

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, pressed

1 cup sour cream

1 cup mayonnaise

1 ¼ cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided

10 ounces frozen spinach, chopped

1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine green onions and jalapeno.
  3. Stir in pressed garlic.
  4. In an 8 x 10 inch glass baking dish, mix sour cream and mayonnaise.  Stir in green onion mixture.  Blend in 1 cup mozzarella and ½ cup Parmesan.  Stir in spinach and artichokes.  Spread mixture evenly across the baking dish.  Sprinkle lemon juice on top, and cover with foil.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven about 20 minutes.  Remove, and sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup mozzarella and ¼ cup Parmesan.  Return to oven, and bake until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

Serve with
French bread or tortilla chips.

Nutritional
analysis (per serving):  307 calories, 26.9gm fat, 37 mg cholesterol, 604 mg. sodium, 8.2gm carbohydrates, 2.3gm fiber, and 9.9gm protein.

Note:  Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Tips:

For the rest of the family who may not need the extra fat and calories, make half of the
recipe with the original ingredients and the other half using light versions of some of the following:  sour cream, mayonnaise, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
Also, I usually drain the spinach before using it in any dip recipe.

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