Recipe by Misa
Originally from Desperation Entertaining by Beverly Mills & Alicia Ross. I found this when I was just married and wanted something easy for when company came over. It's been asked for several times since then. Note: Normally, I do not have a preference for using a certain brand, but this is one of those rare times I do. Stouffer's creamed spinach will produce a far richer dip, but is frequently hard to find in stores in my area...other brands will still make a good dip, though.
Top Review by lauralie41
This is a creamy and tasty spinach dip. DH couldnt find the Stouffer's brand frozen creamed spinach so he bought Green Giant's brand. I did add a bit more onion powder and garlic powder along with the swiss cheese. This has a sweeter flavor than what I am used to and I think I would have preferred to finely chop an onion and mince some garlic. I had tortilla chips but I think a dark bread or sourdough bread would go along nicely with this. Made and reviewed for KK's Chef's Pick Tag Game.
- 1 (9 ounce) package frozen creamed spinach
- 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
- 1⁄2 cup swiss cheese, shredded
- 1⁄4 cup mayonnaise
- 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Allow the cream cheese to soften. To thaw out the creamed spinach; place the spinach on a small plate. Cut a slit to vent, and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
- After spinach has thawed, pour the creamed spinach into a small, microwave safe bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients, stirring well to combine. (It's perfectly fine to have small lumps of cream cheese in the dip at this time.).
- Microwave the mixture, uncovered, on high for 5 minutes. Stir about halfway through cooking, and again before serving.
- NOTES - Serve with tortilla chips. Leftovers make a quick and easy stuffed mushroom, too. If you have Swiss cheese sandwich slices, these can be used, too. Thinly slice the cheese. Just use 2 oz - usually 3-4 slices, depending on thickness of the cheese.