Guest Post: Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip from Carrie at A Mother’s Shadow


Hey guys! I’m very excited to be celebrating the holidays again with Six Weeks of Christmas Treats. Today we have our first several guest posts that we will have throughout the season. Our first guest is Carrie from A Mother’s Shadow.  Please be sure to go over to her blog and say hi.  But first please check out Carrie’s take on one of my favorite appetizers, Spinach & Artichoke Dip!

A Mothers Shadow

Hi, my name is Carrie and my  site is A Mother’s Shadow.  Come by for ideas of practical life skills, suggestions of how to be self-reliant, and suggestions for how to serve others, as well as inspiration and tools to strengthen family.   I hope you will come by often and leave feeling refreshed, motivated and encouraged in your journey.

Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip

 A wonderful dip for the holidays.  Easy to make ahead and warm in the crock pot, a crowd favorite. 


Spinach Dip Ingredients

10-12 oz. frozen chopped spinach

1/4 – 1/3 cup milk

1 Tbl. olive or vegetable oil

14 oz. can artichokes, not marinated, rinsed and drained

1/2 bulb roasted garlic  or 1 tsp. garlic, finely mined

1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce, or to taste

2 – 8 oz. cream cheese blocks

1/2 tsp. montreal steak seasoning

1 tsp. balsamic vinegar

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/4 roasted garlic seasoning, optional

2/3 – 1 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated


Cook spinach according to package directions. In a colander, drain the spinach; pressing with the back of a spoon to remove excess moisture.

Spinach In Collander

Combine in a food processor or with a hand mixer.

Food Processor

Pour into a small crock pot to heat through slowly.

Spinach Dip in Crock Pot

Serve warm with crackers, pita chips baguette French bread or cut-up vegetables.

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Thanks again to Carrie for being here today.  Be sure to visit her over at A Mother’s Shadow.  And follow her over on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.