Three-Cheese Spinach-Artichoke Dip

For a different presentation, scrape cooked dip into broiler-safe dish. Top with 1/4 cup of bread crumbs and heat under the broiler for 1–2 minutes or until bread crumbs just start to brown.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Medium


Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups part-skim ricotta cheese
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen spinach, thawed and drained well
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 bag salted pita chips

Directions

  • Spray the inside of a 3- or 4-quart slow cooker with nonstick spray.
  • Heat the olive oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the garlic and cook until fragrant and pale golden, about 1 minute. Remove the skillet from the heat and allow the garlic to cool while proceeding with next step.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, thyme, lemon zest, and cayenne pepper.
  • Add the artichokes, spinach, Parmesan, salt, and cooled garlic. Stir well to combine.
  • Transfer the artichoke mixture into the prepared cooker and sprinkle evenly with the mozzarella.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Place under a preheated broiler to brown for 1 minute before serving.
  • Serve hot or warm with pita chips.