Four Cheese Spinach Dip Kelsey’s Style

February 3, 2012

4 cheese spinach dip

It’s Superbowl week-end everyone!!!! I am so excited!!!! Now don’t hate on me if you are a Giants fan, but common, have you ever seen Tom Brady?

tom brady

I mean REALLY??? You would pick Eli over this?

tom brady

I mean, if were talking hotness, I think Mark Sanchez is a close competitor!

mark sanchez

WOW!!!!…..uhhhh….what’s my name again!?

Did I just use a recipe as an excuse to post pictures of hotties?

What were we talking about? Oh ya….Football….Anyways! All to say that I am a Pats fan (don’t hate!) and that although Tom Brady is (in my dreams) my second husband (love you Karl!), my favourite player is actually Wes Welker! I think he’s just such a great player!

Anyways! Back to food! This dip is a MAJOR crowd pleaser!  You can whip it up in 5 minutes, put it in the oven and you are done! As easy as that! AND the most important part is that WHILE you are making the dip and following my step by step instructions, you can have a look at the above pictures and get some eye candy while cooking!!!! I think this is the smartest idea I have ever had….which doesn’t say much about me but…Anyways!

Enjoy the game, enjoy the food and let’s hope the Pats actually win this one!

Recipe inspired by: http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/145/Kelseys_4_Cheese_Spinich_Dip50365.shtml

  • Course: Starter
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep. time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 20 min

Ingredients:

  • 8 Ounce of cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1 Teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/3 Cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoon freshly grated Romano cheese
  • 2 Tablespoon very finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 green onion (scallion) white and green finely chopped
  • 1 Cup of wilted fresh baby spinach, squeezed dry and chopped (or frozen and thawed)
  • 1/2 Cup grated medium Cheddar cheese
  • a pinch of cayenne and paprika

Cooking instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix cream cheese, garlic powder, parmesan, romano, cayenne and paprika with hand or stand mixer on medium until softened and well mixed.
  3. Add the red peppers and the scallions and mix on med-low until just incorporated.
  4. Add spinach and mix on low until just incorporated.
  5. Transfer mixture to a small ovenproof dish and top with cheddar. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes or until bubbling around the edges.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to set for 5 - 7 minutes before serving. Serve with fried or baked pita wedges and tortilla chips (nachos).
  • http://twitter.com/spaquette14 Simon Paquette

    Sa la l’air super bon Alex! Lache pas :)

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Merci Sim:):)

  • Babs

    I just finished making this recipe and it is absolutely fantastic!! Thank you for sharing!!

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    My pleasure Barb!!! :) Have a great day!

  • amandamerrigan

    Can I make this ahead of time? (ie, keep in the fridge for a couple days before baking) Also, does it freeze well?

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    I usually make it the day before but you can make it 2 days if advance too! I have never tried to freeze it since it always gets devoured in no time :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3H6LME7MJ7OM67265BXZQDRWFE BitsyBet

    I have a sensitive stomach, so I skipped the pepper and substituted 1 teaspoon of onion powder for the scallion.  Delicious and went over well at the party.

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Great to hear!!!:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/nokie.meetsfashion Nokie MeetsFashion

    Just made this omg, this is better then any spinach dip I’ve every tasted. I was wondering is there a way to make it creamer and not so stiff. Thanks

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Hi Nokie!
    You can either use low fat cream cheese or you can add a bit of milk or watter to the mixture before putting it in the oven :)

  • Carol

    My husband loves Spinach Dip, so I can’t wait to try this for him! Thank you for the recipe~looks wonderful!

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    It’s always a hit in my house! I hope both of you enjoy the recipe!! :)

  • Kitchen Pro

    Loooooooooove it!!!

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Awesome!!!! Glad you do :)

  • MUMTO6

    THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT i WAS LOOKING FOR! I CANT WAIT TO MAKE IT TO MUNCH ON WITH THE KIDS!

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Enjoy my dear! It’s soooo good!!!! :)


    Alex

  • Andrea

    This is perfect! Thank you so much! Can’t wait to make this for Sunday! And I must say, the pictures were a nice touch ;)

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Ahaha :) thanks Andrea ;)

  • Kandis

    My ovens broken. Can I do this on the stove top??

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    You can surely try! :) Let me know if it works out!


    Alex
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  • Kandis

    Yes!! It worked and it was delicious!!

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Great!!!:)

  • Former Kelsey employee

    I used to work at Kelseys…reciepe is close but not quite right. There isn’t romano or parm in it. Its asiago and feta. No garlic, or scallions. You use miranda’s hot sauce, chili peppers, and red onions.

  • Donna

    Can you prepare the spinach dip ahead i.e. morning to heat & serve for after supper??

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    You sure can :) Enjoy!

  • Donna

    Alex, I just saw where you make it the day before. Does that mean you cook it day before or just prepare to cook and then bake at last minute??

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Prep before, bake the day of :)

  • Anonymous

    can it be served cold

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    It can but I don’t know if it will be as delicious :)

  • Anonymous

    then how are people saying theyre making it ahead of time? Do they reheat it? Is it still good & fresh tasting if reheated?

  • Anonymous

    never mind. Just saw answer. Prep day before & bake the day of.

  • Anonymous

    So, you make the entire ingredients the day before? (Im no good in the kitchen but my kids graduation party is tomorrow so Im trying to come up with different things than the regular food served)
    .

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Enjoy:)