Lisa Thornbury: Party Mummy


Celebration Hot and Cheesy Spinach Dip

The Most Delicious Appetizer Ever

Who doesn’t like cheese? And when it’s all hot and’s tongue heaven. Here's how to make a HOT AND CHEESY SPINACH DIP that will have your guests begging for more! But ladies, I urge you to please step away from the dip. Too much cheese is binding and nobody wants to mingle with the bunged up party guest. Also, you *may* have a little something between your teeth... 


8 oz low fat sour cream
8 oz cream cheese
1 package of powdered ranch dressing mix
1 (8 oz) package frozen spinach, thawed and strained
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  Allow cream cheese to soften a little.

  Thaw spinach (leave out or thaw in microwave) and strain excess liquid.

  In mixing bowl, combine sour cream, cream cheese, and ranch mix.

  Blend until well distributed.

  Add one cup of shredded cheddar, one cup of shredded mozzarella and the spinach.

  Mix well and pour mixture into baking dish.

  Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. 

  Top with remaining cheese and bake for 5 more minutes.

  Serve with tortilla chips, pita bread, or crackers. 

This dish is very rich and serves 6-8 people easily. If you are making this for a small group, you can divide the dip in half and freeze one portion for another time. I mixed 1/4 cup of leftover dip the next day with pasta noodles and tomato sauce and discovered a new kiddo lunch fave—she didn’t even notice the spinach!

Taking this appetizer on the road? Top your pre-baked dip with remaining cheese and bake for 5 minutes right before serving hot at your party destination. 

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