1 – 10 oz pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed
4 oz cream cheese, softened and cut in small cubes
2 large cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
2 tbs chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 cups shredded Asiago cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease or spray a 1-quart gratin dish or any 1-quart casserole dish.
Squeeze out as much water from the spinach as you can. Place in a large bowl and combine with the cream cheese, garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley and 1½ cups of the asiago cheese. If you wish, you may use an electric mixer to combine. Otherwise small lumps of cream cheese will remain in the mixture–I don’t mind this, but if you want a very smooth dip, then it’s best to use the electric mixer.
Top with remaining ½ cup of asiago.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes, or until bubbly around the edges.
Pop under the broiler for a few minutes to brown the top (it won’t be just from baking).
Serve with sliced baguettes, crackers or chips.
Serves about 8-10
1 (15 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drain and cut
1 cup fresh spinach
2 large shallots, minced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup asiago cheese
1 cup milk
1⁄4 cup roasted pine nuts
In a casserole dish add artichoke hearts, spinach, shallots and garlic.
In a pan melt the butter,then add the flour, whisk for about 2 minutes.
Then add the milk and cheese, continue stirring, (low heat).
When cheese is melted pour over artichokes.
Add pine nuts on top of cheese.
Bake 20 minutes at approx 350°F.
1 cup shredded Asiago cheese OR Parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup real mayonnaise
1/2 cup real butter – softened
2 cloves garlic – peeled, minced fine
1 loaf French bread – cut in half lengthwise
1 bunch green onions – root and green ends trimmed, chopped
In a bowl, stir together cheeses, mayonnaise, butter, and garlic until thoroughly mixed.
Spread prepared mixture evenly over the cut side of each bread loaf half.
Sprinkle onions evenly over cheese mixture.
Place bread, spread side up, on a cookie sheet or aluminum foil, and then bake in a 350 degree oven for 7 minutes.
Turn oven setting to broil and broil for 3 minutes.
Break or slice bread into serving-size pieces and serve.
1 (14 ounce) can artichokes, quartered
1 cup spinach, blanched or frozen
8 oz package cream cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup asiago cheese, shredded
salt and pepper
shred or chop blanched or frozen spinach in a blender or food processor.
chop artichoke hearts into quarters if they are larger than a thumb.
mix everything together in a medium sized bowl.
add salt, pepper to your taste.
add more shredded cheese to your taste.
best made a day ahead of time to let flavors meld together.