The Only Spinach Artichoke Dip You Need

24 Nov

Please understand that I don’t break out such grand statements if I don’t mean them; this really is the only Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe you’ll ever need. Why? Because it’s amazing!

I’m talking 8:30-class-cancelled amazing; putting-on-pj’s-after-a-long-day amazing; settling-in-for-an-intimate-night-with-your-favorite-pizza amazing. It’s that darn delicious. I’ve never had a dip this good from a restaurant.

It’s just SO creamy and cheesy, every chipful oozing with gooey goodness. The secret to its perfect texture is forgoing cream cheese or mayonnaise, which are often employed in spinachoke (spinach artichoke) dip, and instead building a beautiful a roux that thickens up the rich cream-based sauce. Plus, the generous pile of mozzarella and parmesan cheese helps too.

This dip’s got one more thing that most other spinachokes don’t: Rotel. This is the secret ingredient you didn’t even know you were missing: diced tomatoes and spicy green chilies. Admittedly, I almost left it out the…

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