Garlicky Spinach Dip with Hearts of Palm

Move over spinach and artichoke dip, you’ve got to try this Garlicky Spinach Dip with Hearts of Palm.

Garlicky Spinach Dip with Hearts of Palm by FamilySpice.com
If I had to choose my favorite type of meal, you’d be surprised to hear that dessert is not my top pic. It’s appetizers. I love snacking on food, bite-sized treats that let you fill up, little by little, on an assortment of foods and flavors. I especially love dips, cheesy-gooey dips.

We’ve all seen variations of spinach artichoke spinach dips. I even have an easy creamy artichoke dip. All are delicious with salty tortilla chips. YUM! Talking about it makes me want to whip up a batch right now!!

I was thrilled when I found this recipe for Garlicky Spinach Dip with Hearts of Palm. My family loves pickled stuff, so we always have artichoke hearts, olives and hearts of palm in the fridge. I couldn’t wait to try this dip out.

Garlicky Spinach Dip with Hearts of Palm by FamilySpice.com

It’s easy to make, and you can assemble it a day in advance. Everyone loved it. And the hearts of palm taste fantastic with the cheese and spinach!

Now which one should I choose to be my favorite???

Garlicky Spinach Dip with Hearts of Palm

Move over spinach and artichoke dip, you've got to try using hearts of palm! Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, March 2005

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded (1 1/4 cups)
  • 2 oz asiago cheese, grated (1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 TBS garlic clove, minced
  • 14 oz canned hearts of palm, drained & chopped
  • 10 oz spinach, frozen, chopped, thawed, drained & squeezed dry
  • 8 oz low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 6 1/2 oz package of garlic & herb spreadable cheese, such as Alouette Light

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Grease a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  3. In a large bowl combine:
    • 5 oz mozzarella cheese , shredded (1 1/4 cups)
    • 1 oz asiago cheese , grated (1/4 cup)
    • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
    • 1 TBS garlic clove , minced
    • 14 oz canned hearts of palm , drained & chopped
    • 10 oz spinach, frozen , chopped, thawed, drained & squeezed dry
    • 8 oz low-fat cream cheese , softened
    • 6 1/2 oz package of garlic & herb spreadable cheese , such as Alouette Light
  4. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and sprinkle on top:
    • 1 oz asiago cheese , grated (1/4 cup)
  5. Bake in the oven until bubbly and golden brown, 40 minutes.
  6. Serve hot.

Notes:

Serving Suggestions: Serve with chips, bread or vegetables.

Cooking Tips: Dip can be assembled a day in advanced and and stored, covered, in the refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before baking. To give the dip more of a kick, use pepper jack cheese instead of mozzarella.

Prep Time:

Yield: Serves 10

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