Andrew and I enjoyed it with tortilla chips and pumpernickel bread and between the two of us we managed to devour the entire dish! the recipe called for paprika but I didn't have any so I omitted it and don't feel like anything significant was missing. my dish was also the wrong size but being a student, I try my best to make-do with what I've been given!
this would be sweet for a potluck or any kind of dinner party. you could easily bake it at home while getting ready and once you arrive it would just need a quick reheat! the fact that the recipe says that it yields 12 and I'm looking at the empty dish that we devoured...I'll need to do a bit of exercise tomorrow so I don't feel so guilty!
the recipe is after the jump! :)
- 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 1 cup reduced-fat or regular mayonnaise
- 1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese
- 1 onion (6 oz.), peeled and minced
- 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 2 baguettes (8 oz. each), thinly sliced
squeeze spinach to remove liquid. with a mixer, beat spinach, mayo, cream cheese, onion, garlic, 1 cup of parmesan cheese and pepper until thoroughly combined. mound the mixture into a 3 to 4 cup baking dish and sprinkle evenly with two tablespoons parmesan cheese and paprika. bake in the oven at 350*c and lightly browned on top, about 25 to 30 minutes. serve hot!