When I want to make a special dish to spoil my family I’ll reach for this recipe. Serve with baked Greek style pita bread, toasted bread or nacho chips. This is also a fantastic make-a-head party dish.
8 ounces cream cheese
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder (not garlic salt)
1/4 cup (scant – not packed at all) freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon (not packed) freshly grated Romano cheese
1 tablespoon (rounded) very finely chopped sweet red pepper
1 green onion (scallion) white and green finely chopped
1/2 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/2 cup grated medium cheddar
pinch of cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix first 4 ingredients with hand or stand mixer on medium until softened and well mixed.
Add next two ingredients and mix on med-low until just incorporated.
Add spinach and mix on low until just incorporated.
Transfer mixture to a small ovenproof dish and sprinkling cayenne on top to taste. Top with cheddar. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes or until bubbling around the edges.
Remove from oven and allow to set for 5 – 7 minutes before serving.
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